Siren Song of the Tattoo Salon

Siren Song of the Tattoo Salon

Post from Manhattan Minds~ an inspired blog on New York City Art, Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle by the Founder, Mona Maine de Biran...

To tat or not to tat: that is the modern question. Whether ‘tis nobler to suffer the needle or take thee up artful quotations and demonstrate amidst the sea of protesters (but isn’t that, like, so 1960’s?)

Whether striving daily to “Let it be”, for “Family First” or just to remind every onlooker that “Black Lives Matter”, there is little doubt that inking one’s mantra is the modern and (mostly) permanent way to go. No longer the sign of rebellion, tattoos are for even the peaceful warrior.

What is so compelling and comforting about the permanence of tattoos?....

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Ah, the hilarity of Goop & Gwyneth!

Ah, the hilarity of Goop & Gwyneth!

Posted by Manhattan Minds~ Independent Blog on the best of NYC Art, Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle from the Founder, Mona Maine de Biran...

When Gywneth Paltrow isn't turning in performances as Pepper Potts in Marvel's "Iron Man" franchise she can be found managing her rather controversial lifestyle brand, Goop.

What started as a newsletter and evolved into a brand is now a quarterly magazine published by Conde Nast. Aptly named Goop like the brand, the premier issue of the magazine was released mid-September and sports, not surprisingly and much to the pleasure of our eyes, goopologist-in-chief Gwyneth Paltrow herself on the cover.

Mostly naked and covered in some sort of purifying (no doubt) full-body mud mask the cover proclaims, “Earth to Gwyneth”.... seriously? Ah, yes indeed! And how true, in fact....

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