1. Union announce search for Chief Tattoo Officer

Well it's certainly one way to make a mark. Major League Soccer club the Philadelphia Union have taken the relationship between football and tattoos to a whole new level by advertising for their own tattoo artist.

But not just any old tattoo artist - for the club have placed an advert for a 'Chief Tattoo Officer'. Read more.

2. Body Art: UK's most tattoed man who dyed his eyes calls for equal treatment of people with modifications

Body Art, whose full name is King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, has devoted his life to body modification.

As such, he is particularly vocal about the law which classes people who undergo extreme procedures, such as dying the eyeball, as victims of consensual abuse, as laid out in the Offences against the Person Act 1861.

Body Art is currently pushing for barriers against people with tattoos to getting jobs to be brought down. Read more.

3. How It Got Under New York’s Skin

New Yorkers, who live in a world shaped by advertising, are suckers for self-transformation. In a choice between changing the body and changing the mind, changing the body is easier. And the easiest feature to change is skin, a blank canvas just waiting to be colored, stained or drawn on. That’s what we see happening repeatedly, imaginatively and pretty much permanently in “Tattooed New York,” a tightly packed survey of epidermal art opening on Friday at the New-York Historical Society. Read more.