Aroma Spa & Sports
This is a really beautiful Korean spa in Los Angeles. Korean spas are wonderful, and they hold a special place in my heart. I have been going to the jijilbang since I was a little girl in Korea. You can have a bath and a scrub and a sauna and usually a meal and other spa treatments if you like, and aroma Read More
What is up with cops lately? It seems like they are up on me and I haven’t the slightest clue why this is going on. I came home last night from a very late tattoo session, and it was Friday yes, but I hadn’t had anything to drink but warmish water, as I laid over a table for several hours with my chin and neck Read More
Cris Cleen is a tattooer I had never met but upon seeing his work, in a nice Vimeo short profile on him on my daily go-to tattoo news site needlesandsins.com, it was maybe a love at first sight feeling, but not necessarily for the man, as I didn’t know him, Read More
Margaret Cho: The Girl With the Genteel Tattoo
By Barbara Chai
Comedian and actress Margaret Cho stopped by the WSJ Studio to talk with Speakeasy’s Barbara Chai about her new DVD, the coming season on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” and her freshly-inked tattoo.
I have some wonderful new tattoos on my ass by the incredible Cris Cleen, who I love, and I posted a picture of them on twitter, which got many favorable comments but there were two negative ones, and I blew a fucking gasket. I screamed out loud and tracked the perps down and blocked them, Read More
I finally got my hands on Beverly Yuen Thompson’s wonderful documentary about heavily tattooed women, “Covered” and I was so excited. It’s a fantastic film and it had special resonance for me because it featured quite a few asian women talking about their experiences and especially focused on their parents reactions.
My parents have been preparing for my tattoos since I Read More
My friend Michelle Carr is beautiful, and whenever I see her, I must beg her to let me gawk at her chest. She kindly pulls down or unbuttons or unzips whatever she is wearing and allows me a full blown uninterrupted stare at the most gorgeous tattoo I have ever seen (and of course her lovely ivory cleavage makes the ink seem to glow like Read More
Art drives my life and keeps me going. I think about art all the time, in the fashion of making art, being with artists, collecting art, being a work of art. Art is everything and my childhood and my adulthood combined. I grew up around painters wanting to be like them, wanting to get tattooed like them and I am now in the company of Read More
I am getting a tattoo today, and it makes me feel wildly emotional. I have been getting lots of work done lately, all in areas that are fairly undetectable; stomach and back, thighs and ribs, back of legs, inner arms – moving down towards my knees now. It seems that people don’t think you are tattooed if you keep your forearms and hands and neck Read More
Eddy Deutsche, just one of my amazing tattoo artists, had a magnificent beast of a dog, Hodji. An all black Newfoundland, with glossy long fur and a massive head. He was the noblest of creatures, and quite a comforting presence, calming those with needle anxiety, resting his impressive maw on shaking limbs and touching noses as if he could heal, and I am sure he Read More