Briefly: History Of Tattoos, New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Chapter, Creepypastas Illustrated

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: read a new chapter of George R. R. Martin’s The Winds Of Winter, how the art of tattooing has coloured world history, the internet’s worst nightmares illustrated.

  • The George R.R. Martin A World of Ice and Fire app has just received a fresh update. To celebrate, Random House is releasing a previously unseen chapter of The Winds of Winter to anyone who downloads the app. The chapter is from the point-of-view of fan-favourite Tyrion Lannister.
  • Tattoos are among humanity’s earliest and most ubiquitous art forms. Cultures from every habitable continent have embedded permanent dyes in their bodies for more than 5000 years — as mystical wards, status symbols, rites of passage, or simply as personal decoration. Head over to Gizmodo for an overview of body art past and present.
  • ‘Creepypastas’ are disturbing ghost or horror stories that circulate around the internet. A handful of artists who clearly enjoy being spooked have recreated some of the most popular ‘creepypastas’ into chilling artworks. Click here to see the gallery.

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