Tattoo

How Topshop's scar tattoos could help self-harmers

Two of the main triggers for self-destructive behaviour involve a desire to feel something, and to in some way brand the skin. Temporary tattoos actually have the capacity to solve both of these issues – the sensory experience of using cold water to transfer the tattoo to yourself, and the visual experience of having a tangible, but ultimately harmless, mark on your skin

David Dimbleby: A tattoo? At his age?

As the BBC's David Dimbleby, 75, gets a scorpion inked on his shoulder, Samuel Muston looks at the growing trend for body art among the Saga generation

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