Tattoo’s last taboo – The Boston Globe

Getting inked is common, but above-the-neck art remains controversial

Local musician Holly Brewer, who started getting her face and neck tattoos 14 years ago, says reaction to the art has been mixed. Local musician Holly Brewer, who started getting her face and neck tattoos 14 years ago, says reaction to the art has been mixed. (Evan Richman/Globe Staff)

By James Sullivan

New Hampshire resident Dotty Jenkins doesn’t mind the stares. Her hairless scalp is covered with an intricate, colorful web of tattooed images, including flowers, butterflies, and a striking pair of eyes, literally in the back of her head.

Jenkins started her tattoo collection because she has alopecia universalis, a condition that resulted in the loss of all the hair on her body several years ago. She recently won first prize in a tattoo contest sponsored by Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum, in conjunction with “Body Politics,” its exhibition on traditional Maori tattooing, or moko.

via Tattoo’s last taboo – The Boston Globe.

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6 responses to “Tattoo’s last taboo – The Boston Globe

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  5. Holly Brewer is not a talented singer but a very finest fashion icon, her tattoo is one of the most unique tattoo i have even seen…. i wud luve to have it on ma neck but my mom is just messin around n not letting me do this…i love this tatto especially the part which is on neck

  6. Nice design. Girls who get tatted on the front of the neck are hardcore bad asses…period. Keep rockin it Holly.

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