Tattoos don’t have to be big and elaborate to be awesome. Imgur user raingoose shared this photo of a clever tattoo of a tiny muted speaker symbol that she got as a friendly way to indicate that she’s deaf in her left ear.

Shortly after she posted the photo another Imgur user, pawsed, responded with a photo of their own tattoo that they’d gotten for the very same reason:

[via Bored Panda]

Honestly it makes me feel so much better when I see staff and shops and restaurants with piercings and tattoos or other body mods because I know that the higher-ups and managers and such are less likely to be snotty twats who force their employees to cover up or take out something they love and paid for to express themselves in the name of so-called ‘professionalism’ and it makes me way more likely to go back there in future.


The Brain Scoop:
Why did King Tut have a flat head?

Ah, body modification: a tale as old as time. Artificial head binding has been practiced all around the world and for thousands of years. In the case of high status figures in Ancient Egypt, often this tradition was carried out in secrecy in order to perpetuate conceptions that such royalty were godly figures. We sat down with Dr. Robert Martin, curator of human evolution at the Field, to talk more about this custom.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Martin’s work, you can read his blog.. here!