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  • Whoopi Goldberg becomes lone host on 'The View' after ABC's surprise firings

    06/27/2014 2:25:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/26/14 | Don Kaplan
    A stunning housecleaning at “The View” has left Whoopi Goldberg driving solo and looking in the rearview mirror at her canned co-hosts. ABC officials said Thursday night big changes were coming to the show, and soon afterward Sherrie Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy took to social media to confirm they were leaving the morning talkfest.
  • Is it okay for a Christian to get a tattoo?

    06/18/2014 8:51:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Tattoos are making a comeback in present day culture. From teenagers to housewives, they are appearing everywhere, even among Christians. So then, is it okay for Christians to get tattoos? To answer this, we need to see what the Bible says about it, if anything.First of all, making marks on the skin is mentioned in several verses. The first is in Leviticus and the rest are in the book of Revelation which deal with the Mark of the Beast. Lev. 19:28, "‘You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead, nor make any tattoo marks on...
  • Tattoo health risks: Why you should think before you ink

    06/02/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 89 replies
    DALLAS-Thirteen needles are simultaneously zinging in and out of Adam Metzger’s shoulder. The 27-year-old is unruffled. He stares unblinkingly out the storefront window of Taboo Tattoo, a studio in the Bishop Arts District. To his right, Cody Biggs shades blue into a square of the Texas state flag. His movements are sure, even. The buzzing suddenly falls silent. Biggs pauses to dunk the handpiece into a thimble-sized plastic cup of ink, then turns back to his canvas. Metzger’s shoulder is pink and puffy, weeping streams of ink and blood. “How are you doing, buddy?” Biggs asks, rubbing on ointment in...
  • DNC Gives Out Advice to Women: “Be Less Polite,” “Don’t Get that Tattoo,” “Go Easy”

    05/07/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/7/14 | Aurelius
    In what was first called "advice to my younger self," then later "advice from some of those women" to the average girl, the DNC released confusing and often contradictory "advice" to young Democrat women. The advice specifically comes from DNC Women's Caucus Members. Some of the advice is common sense, and probably should be followed by both men and women: "be brave," for example. Then some is a bit random. The DNC itself makes specific note that "we all need a good pair of stretchy pants sometimes." Again, the DNC calls this advice for women in the Democratic party. The...
  • Kansas Man Charged With First-Degree Murder Wants to Cover Up 'Murder' Tattoo Before Trial

    04/23/2014 9:06:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | April 23, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Jeffrey Chapman is charged in the November 2011 killing of Damon Galliart.A Kansas man who is about to go on trial for first-degree murder thinks that the “murder” tattoo he has on his neck might influence a jury, so he is hoping to have it covered up before he appears in court. “Mr. [Jeffrey] Chapman has secured a licensed tattoo artist from Hays who is willing to go to the jail,” according to a motion filed by defense attorney Kurt Kerns. “Mr. Chapman’s tattoos are not relevant to any material facts and Mr. Chapman asks for the court to exclude...
  • New Army tattoo policy eliminates potential recruits, future officer promotions

    04/03/2014 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 91 replies
    WTKR ^ | 04/02/2014 | by Laurie Simmons
    If you want to sign on the dotted line to serve Uncle Sam in the Army, it’s going to get a lot harder to make the cut. By the end of April, new recruits will be held to the Army’s new grooming standards–which include stricter rules on tattoos. “Tattoos are cool thing today, 70-80% of people who come into our office have tattoos. I’ve seen 15-year-olds with tattoos,” said Sergeant First Class Robert Black with the Army Recruiting Command in Norfolk, who says these new policies will cut down on the number of enlisted they can take. If you have...
  • Tattoo Discovered on Ancient Egyptian Mummy

    03/24/2014 12:58:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | unattributed
    CT scans and the use of infra-red technology on the naturally mummified remains of a woman who lived in in a Christian community in the Sudan 1,300 years ago have revealed a tattoo on her inner thigh. The tattoo is a symbol of the Archangel Michael, assembled from ancient Greek letters. “She is the first evidence of a tattoo from the period. This is a very rare find,” Daniel Antoin, curator of physical anthropology at the British Museum, told The Telegraph. The woman’s remains are part of a special exhibition of eight mummies and what technology has revealed about their...
  • Tattooed American Women

    10/06/2013 2:49:36 AM PDT · by AlexW · 213 replies
    While I have not been in America for almost ten years, I do watch American TV via my G-sat. My most popular channel is the History Channel. What shocks and amazes me is that most all of the women on all of the programs are slathered with Tattoos. Is this a new phenomena in America? Have women degraded themselves to such an extent? Some may think it cool. I think it is disgusting.
  • U.S. Army Set to Ban Tattoos Below the Elbow or Knees

    09/24/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    National Journal ^ | 09/23/2013 | Brian Resnick
    Existing ink jobs could be grandfathered in.   The U.S. military and tattoos have an entangled history. The rise of the tattoo in popular culture started with floods of inked veterans—especially from World War II—returning home with them. The first tattoo parlor in New York City, established in 1846, served to mark up Civil War soldiers. It is that strong history that's probably the reason why a blog post on the Army's website declared in 2009, "Today, it seems, you couldn't throw a rock into an Army formation without hitting a Soldier with at least one tattoo." So it might be...
  • The Grand Myth of Live-And-Let-Live Liberalism

    09/11/2013 4:17:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    In Washington, D.C., the city's department of health wants to subject people seeking a tattoo or body piercing to a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before they can go through with it. That's just one of the regulations in a 66-page proposal of new rules for the tattoo and piercing industry. Reasonable people may differ on the wisdom of these proposals, but as someone whose interest in such establishments begins and ends with keeping my daughter away from them, I can't get too worked up either way, save to say D.C. has bigger problems to worry about. What did catch my...
  • Tattoo regret becomes the latest trend

    09/08/2013 5:06:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 91 replies
    news.com.au ^ | July 24, 2013 | LUCY KIPPIST
    A drunken night out in Sydney's Kings Cross left Rachel Vance with a tattoo on her arm - two tiny stars and a spade. The experience cost her $100 and she regretted it instantly. Louise Smith got five tattoos at different stages throughout her twenties. One was a butterfly, another commemorated a friend's death and the rest just seemed like a good idea at the time. Until now. Both women are part of an emerging trend where people are paying upwards of $100 a pop per session of laser treatment to remove tattoos. Oh, and apparently it hurts like hell....
  • More employers accepting of tattoos, piercings in the workplace

    07/08/2013 6:54:06 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 105 replies
    Lima News ^ | July 6, 2013 | KATE MALONGOWSKI
    LIMA — When Travis Stevick goes to work, he wears his heart on his sleeve, literally. For the 34-year-old pediatric nurse, his body is a canvas, and the tattoos are all metaphors of his life. Along his left arm, there’s a tiger and cherry blossoms on his forearm, and a coy fish on his upper arm. This is mostly what is exposed when he wears his scrubs to work. Stevick has 20 tattoos in all so far, from his arms, legs, back and chest. He plans on getting more, too. And Stevick said at Health Partners of Western Ohio, where...
  • Starstruck no more! Young Belgian woman finally has 56 star tattoos removed from her face....

    06/01/2013 9:55:40 AM PDT · by davemac.439 · 57 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16:03, 1 June 2013 | Lyle Brennan and Snejana Farberov
    It took Kimberly Vlaminck three long years and nine painful laser treatments to finally look like herself again - her face no longer etched with 56 tattooed stars. Vlaminck, a 22-year-old from Belgium, made headlines around the world in 2009 after she emerged from a tattoo parlor with an entire constellation inked on the left side of her face. Initially, then-19-year-old Vlaminck lied to her parents and the media, claiming that she asked a local tattooist for only three stars near her eyes, but he kept adding more and more after she dozed off under the needle.
  • Ugliest Tattoos - face tats (you will be amazed at the freak show)

    02/10/2013 3:05:24 PM PST · by doug from upland · 136 replies
    Unbelievable is all I can say. Great example:
  • (Inked) In Czech Republic, A Leading Presidential Candidate Has a Full-Face Tattoo

    01/11/2013 2:45:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    WP ^ | January 11, 2013 | Olga Khazan
    In Czech Republic, a leading presidential candidate has a full-face tattoo File this under, “Things that could never happen in America.” That man is Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer who is tattooed from head — and face — to toe, and he’s third in the polls in the Czech Republic’s presidential election, which is going on Friday and Saturday. This is the first time Czechs will directly elect a president — a mainly ceremonial position because the prime minister largely runs the country. Since the breakup of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has had two presidents, Vaclav Havel and Vaclav Klaus,...
  • Colin Kaepernick’s parents justifiably annoyed by hack article about their son’s tattoos

    11/30/2012 3:45:05 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 73 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 11/30/12 | Doug Farrar
    Before we get into this, we'd like to apologize in advance, because we're about to give you a link to perhaps the worst article in the history of sports. ...and Whitley's article, which went up on Thursday, is as asbestos-y as anything you'll ever read. A brief example: "San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick is going to be a big-time NFL quarterback. That must make the guys in San Quentin happy. "Approximately 98.7 percent of the inmates at California's state prison have tattoos. I don't know that as fact, but I've watched enough "Lockup" to know it's close to accurate. "I'm also...
  • Feds accuse Newport man of using school loans on drugs, motorcycles, games and tattoos

    09/27/2012 3:53:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 27, 2012 | MATT MILLER,
    Robert Thomas Price Jr. borrowed about $105,000 for his tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College from 2005 and 2007... ... A U.S. Middle District Court indictment alleges that Price spent much of the loan money on crack cocaine, cars, motorcycles, jewelry, tattoos and video games. U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith said today that Price secured about $92,000 in private student loans and around $13,000 in federal PELL grants and Stafford loans ... Tuition for 12 credits of study at HACC currently costs $2,022 per semester ...
  • Tattoos as evidence: How the ink on their skin got people arrested for murder, rape, burglary

    09/03/2012 8:35:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 3, 2012 | Curtis Krueger
    ST. PETERSBURG — As the man rushed past the Mariner Car Wash, an employee couldn't help but notice his distinctive forearm tattoo: "Most Wanted." When police investigating a bank robbery came around a few days later, the worker mentioned the man, confirming DNA evidence police had that tied a man with just such a tattoo to the crime.
  • Ice-Maiden Returns to Siberia (more tattoos)

    08/25/2012 10:23:09 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 10 replies
    The body of the ice-maiden (aka Ukok Princess, etc.) is finally returning to the Altai Republic in a region close to Russia's frontiers with Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan. Her well-preserved remains were discovered in 1993 by Novosibirsk scientist Natalia Polosmak during an archeological expedition. After discovery, she was taken to a scientific institute in Novosibirsk. The local people in the Altai believe the princess's removal led to bad consequences, causing a crash of the helicopter carrying her remains away and a spate of 300 earth tremors in a six month period. Upon return, she'll be kept in a special mausoleum...
  • Siberian Princess reveals her 2,500 year old tattoos

    08/16/2012 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Renfield · 21 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 8-14-2012
    The ancient mummy of a mysterious young woman, known as the Ukok Princess, is finally returning home to the Altai Republic this month. She is to be kept in a special mausoleum at the Republican National Museum in capital Gorno-Altaisk, where eventually she will be displayed in a glass sarcophagus to tourists. For the past 19 years, since her discovery, she was kept mainly at a scientific institute in Novosibirsk, apart from a period in Moscow when her remains were treated by the same scientists who preserve the body of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin. To mark the move 'home', The...
  • Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick vetoes ban on purchasing tattoos, manicures, porn with EBT

    07/09/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-9-12 | Caroline May
    Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has vetoed the state legislature’s attempt to ban the use of EBT cards — or food stamps — to purchase items such as tattoos, porn and jewelry. Patrick vetoed the reforms Sunday while signing the state’s $32.5 billion budget. According to the Boston Herald, which first reported the veto, the governor berated the legislature’s stab at banning the purchase of specific items like manicures, tattoos, guns, porn, body piercings, jewelry, and bail by saying the move was “political grandstanding” at a time when such reforms are already on track elsewhere. “I’m not going to do...
  • Need a job?

    06/01/2012 5:25:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Neal Boortz ^ | 6/1/2012 | Neal Boortz
    ust some helpful guidance for my listeners. If you are looking for a job and want to be taken seriously, I hope you don’t have a tattoo. If you do, get it removed. In fact, if you are looking for a job, the tattoo removal business is booming! According to The Patient’s Guide, a website comprised of 25 niche publications dedicated to skin care, laser tattoo removal has increased 32 percent over the past year --- just the PAST YEAR -- with many citing employment as a main reason for the treatment. Dr. Jen Mundt of Delete Tattoo Removal in...
  • Ohioan Becomes First Woman To Join List Of Arrestees With Terrible Forehead Tattoos

    04/30/2012 9:07:32 AM PDT · by null and void · 43 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 30, 2012
    If you thought terrible forehead tattoos were limited to male perps, meet Jamie Calloway. The 33-year-old Ohio woman was arrested last night and booked into the Montgomery County jail on a misdemeanor menacing by stalking count. According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, the alleged stalking victim is a female corrections officer whom Calloway "took a liking to" during a prior jail term. Calloway allegedly has slashed the woman’s tires, called her home, and sent her packages in the mail. Calloway, who is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail, is scheduled to appear in court today at...
  • Tattoos, piercings can hold you back from that new job

    04/06/2012 4:23:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    Arizona Central | April 6, 2012 | Ryan Clark
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2012/03/30/20120330tattoos-piercings-can-hold-you-back-from-new-job.html
  • Tattoo Location Viability Chart

    03/12/2012 5:04:35 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 12, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t OccupyBacon
  • Thailand says religious tattoos taboo

    06/01/2011 6:15:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    Thailand has ordered a crackdown on foreign tourists having religious images tattooed on their bodies while visiting the kingdom, official media said Wednesday. Tattoos with images such as of the Buddha may offend Thai people, Culture Minister Nipit Intarasombat was quoted as telling reporters. He said his ministry had asked regional governors, particularly in tourist hotspots, to inspect tattoo studios and ask them not to use religious patterns, according to the state-run National News Bureau. It said he would push for a law banning people from etching sacred images onto their skin.
  • Dodger Tat, Dodger Hat: Giovanni Ramirez Says He's Not the Man, But Nevada Says He's Their Man

    06/01/2011 1:09:10 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita
    LAist ^ | June 1, 2011 | Lindsay William-Ross
    Lawyers representing Giovanni Ramirez, the man authorities insist is the "prime suspect" in the Bryan Stow beating case, are offering more reasons why their client is not connected to this crime. One issue is that of his hair, or the suspect's lack thereof, according to NBC Los Angeles, as well as a few more as-yet unproved claims. According to his legal team, Ramirez "did not have a shaved head -- as the suspects are described -- at the time of the Dodger Stadium opening day assault on a Giants fan." Ramirez's attorneys explain that his client had grown his hair...
  • Gang Member’s Tattoo Solves 2004 Murder, Leads To Conviction

    04/22/2011 10:43:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    AP) ^ | April 22, 2011 9:46 AM
    Garcia’s tattoo detailed the shooting of 23-year-old John Juarez in Pico Rivera on Jan. 23, 2004. The case had turned stale until Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd saw a photo of Garcia’s tattoo and recognized the crime and details of the killing because he was a station sergeant in Pico Rivera at the time.
  • School board defends tattooed teacher deemed 'too cool' for school

    04/14/2011 11:11:02 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies
    The Local/rm ^ | 04/13/2011 | The Local/rm
    The school board in Skövde in western Sweden has backed local teacher Sam Aalto after he was criticised by a local politician, who argued that his surfeit tattoos and spiky hair set a bad example to students. "The media circus round this has surpassed my wildest expectations," Aalto told The Local. Father of five, Sam Aalto, is in his forties and has been teaching at Vasaskolan in Skövde for eight years. He is described by the school as highly competent and is liked by colleagues and students alike. The problems started when pensioner and local politician Sture Grönwall, 70, visited...
  • My Tattoo of Jesus

    01/12/2011 1:23:58 PM PST · by hawkins · 35 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/12/2010 | Travis Main
    Ugly tattoos are everywhere. Some of the ugliness is because of body changes, but much of it is just poor workmanship and a lack of technology. Yet, there are tattoos which are truly works of art. Current technology and an influx of talented artists into the tattooing industry have revolutionized tattooing and helped to “beautify” the images. In previous generations, tattooing was predominantly limited to pagan religions, superstition, memorials, masculinity, brotherhood associations, gangs, marks of punishment, or marks of slavery. The industry had an obvious lack of female clientele. Its image was negative and most people chose to avoid association...
  • Judge draws fire after cutting officer's bail

    12/18/2010 9:55:17 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Dec. 18, 2010 | BRIAN ROGERS
    A Houston judge faces possible discipline for violating judicial ethics by reducing the bail of a recently arrested sheriff's deputy without notifying prosecutors, legal experts said. State District Judge Kevin Fine maintained that he acted within his authority when he reduced the deputy's bail by 90 percent, from $200,000 to $20,000, without notifying prosecutors. He took the action after the defendant's attorney approached him Thursday, Fine said. "I can lower the bond without any party present, sua sponte, on my own, I have that authority," Fine said. He said a $200,000 bail was essentially no bail. But legal experts said...
  • Light-emitting sutures, biomedical tattoos and more future medical tech

    11/11/2010 1:50:33 PM PST · by gitmo · 6 replies
    SmartPlanet ^ | Nov 11, 2010 | Christina Hernandez
    By changing the properties of conventional semiconductor wafers — from stiff and brittle to bendable and stretchable — engineers at the University of Illinois have opened the door to such devices as light-emitting diodes on a suture thread and even implantable biomedical tattoos. John Rogers, an Illinois engineering professor, said the researchers sliced silicon and other materials thinner by a factor of 100,000 — as if creating a sheet of paper from a two-by-four. Then, to achieve mechanics similar to those of a rubber band, they structured the material in a wavy, accordion-like shape. I spoke with Rogers last week...
  • Pro-Murkowski group hands out temporary tattoos at AFN

    10/23/2010 8:30:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Alaska Dispatch's Political Animal ^ | October 23, 2010 | Joshua Saul and Jill Burke
    Alaskans Standing Together, the independent expenditure committee funded by Native corporations, is handing out temporary tattoos at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention that say "Lisa Murkowski/Write-in for U.S. Senate." The monochrome tattoos are different from the red, white and blue tattoos that can be spotted on some Murkowski fans -- those are left over from the senator's 2004 campaign. (Check out the eighth photo in this gallery for a smoky example.) U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is running for re-election as a write-in candidate after losing the GOP primary to Republican Joe Miller, who is backed by the Tea Party...
  • Have Tattoos Lost Their “Badass” Image?

    10/11/2010 12:48:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 149 replies · 34+ views
    Blast Magazine ^ | 10/10/10 | Erica H. Thompson
    Tattoo artist Jamie Clinton gives 22-year-old Danielle Rondeau a tattoo of a blue bird on her ribcage at Stingray Body Art in Allston. Danielle Rondeau, 22, a senior sociology major at Northeastern University, calmly lies on her side on top of a black, padded table. She sighs quietly, her body relaxed. “Ready?” asks her aunt Marie. Rondeau lifts up her black V-neck T-shirt, revealing her midriff and a small metal post through her bellybutton. Rondeau remains still and collected, seemingly unaffected by the constant sound of needles buzzing in the narrow cubicles surrounding her. “Good to go,” she says. The...
  • Woman alleges 'Sox' tattooed backward on thigh

    10/09/2010 9:01:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Crains ^ | October 08, 2010 | Todd J. Behme
    Woman alleges 'Sox' tattooed backward on thigh By: Todd J. Behme October 08, 2010 (Crain's) — A Chicago White Sox logo was tattooed backward onto a woman's thigh, she alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday. Eugenia “Gina” Bebis of Elmwood Park went to Mystic Tattoo Art & Body Piercing in Chicago in early June for a tattoo made up mainly of the Sox logo, according to the suit. She consulted with an employee, Micah St. John, and he worked up a proof of the design, the suit says. Mr. St. John then inked the tattoo on the outside of her...
  • Cash-Hungry State Turns to Tattoo Parlor Fees for More Money

    10/04/2010 6:28:10 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/3/2010 | Tom Gantert
    When Joseph Lash needs to renew the license for each of his three tattoo parlors, it costs him $300 per store and his shops are then set for three years for $900. But under a bill passed by the Michigan Senate earlier this week, the cost for renewing all of his three parlors for just one year would be $1,500. This means the three-year cost to renew all of his business licenses would jump from $900 to $4,500 if the tattoo tax became law. "That sucks," said Lash, who owns The Electric Chair tattoo parlors in Flint, Clio and Bay...
  • "Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics

    10/02/2010 12:16:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 2+ views
    stltoday.com ^ | Friday, October 1, 2010 | STEVE PARKER
    "Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics BY STEVE PARKER Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 11:36 am The Modesto Bee is reporting that it's online "show us your tattoo" contest met with some criticism. The contest -- which ended Thursday -- was aimed at attracting younger readers. Interactive media director Dan Day wrote: It's that under-30 generation we're trying to reach with the contest, hoping they'll stop by our website to view a few tattoos and maybe even pick up a copy of the newspaper. In a column explaining the contest, Day said he heard from critics: "What kind of...
  • Tattoos as protected speech

    09/14/2010 8:25:54 PM PDT · by thecodont · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | September 14, 2010 | Los Angeles Times staff
    Mention the 1st Amendment and an array of images come to mind: a printing press, a protest sign, a street-corner preacher, the fingers of a citizen journalist pecking out a bulletin for the blogosphere. Now there is another icon of free expression: the illustrated man (or woman). Last week the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled — correctly — that tattoos are a form of protected expression and that the city of Hermosa Beach may not impose a blanket ban on tattoo parlors. The decision arose from a challenge by a tattooist to the city's municipal code, which allows...
  • Tattoos are PERMANENT, cheesy, boardwalk t-shirt art applied to your skin. *VANITY*

    09/08/2010 2:09:18 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 621 replies · 1+ views
    Why would any thinking human voluntarily be permanently stained with some cheesy "clipart" that used to be reserved for tourist t-shirt shops? Tattooing is RIDICULOUS. Wallpaper you walk around in and can never change. A blight that looks akin to a hemotoma or varicose explosion without close inspection. Tattooing is UGLY. I'll say it. It is a sideshow low class defilement of one's perfectly evolved and largest organ-- the miraculous skin. People take their gift of healthy skin and WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, BY DESIGN..unblemished, glowing...for granted. Why is this fact lost on so many? Too many have switched off...
  • Saving Species by Getting Tattooed

    08/18/2010 5:56:40 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | August 17, 2010 | Siel Ju, Hollywood Socialite
    (Tattoo artists and tattoo lovers are finding creative ways to make their mark on environmental issues.) Tattoos aren’t the first things that come to mind when I think of environmental activism, but green-minded tattoo fans from San Francisco to Melbourne are linking the two activities together with creative events. First, there’s TATZOO, an eco-contest that promises free tattoos in exchange for help protecting endangered species! Fifteen finalists were selected on Aug. 5 based on their ideas for raising awareness about the leatherback turtle, California condor, or other endangered species local to the Bay area. Those tattoo-loving finalists now need to...
  • 'Mom, why can't I get a job?' [Pix of body-modified lunatics]

    08/09/2010 3:41:18 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 122 replies · 1+ views
    These are real pictures of people who have tattoos and piercings that probably keep them from gainful employment.
  • Quarter of tattooed Britons admit they regret their body art

    07/12/2010 9:39:08 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 43 replies · 9+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Nearly one in three Britons aged 16-44 has a tattoo, according to research. A massive boom in body art has been led by celebrities, footballers and other high-profile figures over the past couple of decades. A fifth of all adults have a permanent tattoo, but this rises to a 29 per cent of men and women aged 16-44, the study revealed.
  • Fresno men who tattooed boy not guilty of mayhem (Bulldog gang members)

    06/07/2010 2:16:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 23 replies · 77+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 7 June 2010 | Pablo Lopez
    "A jury this morning found two Fresno Bulldog gang members not guilty of aggravated mayhem for inking a gang tattoo on a 7-year-old boy during Easter break 2009."
  • U.S. Marines Reject Recruits with Confederate Flag Tattoos!

    05/06/2010 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 23 replies · 771+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 05-06-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    "A widely regarded Southern symbol of pride and states' rights is standing in the way of would-be Marines in their quest to serve their country – a Confederate battle flag. Straight out of high school, one 18-year-old Tennessee man was determined to serve his country as a Marine. His friend said he passed the pre-enlistment tests and physical exams and looked forward with excitement to the day he would ship out to boot camp. Shortly before he was scheduled to leave Nashville for boot camp, the Marine Corps rejected him. Now, the young man, who wishes to remain unnamed and...
  • U.S. Marines boot recruits with Confederate tattoos

    05/05/2010 6:26:42 AM PDT · by fishhound · 76 replies · 2,986+ views
    WND ^ | May 04, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    A widely regarded Southern symbol of pride and states' rights is standing in the way of would-be Marines in their quest to serve their country – a Confederate battle flag. Straight out of high school, one 18-year-old Tennessee man was determined to serve his country as a Marine. His friend said he passed the pre-enlistment tests and physical exams and looked forward with excitement to the day he would ship out to boot camp. But there would be no shouting drill instructors, no rigorous physical training and no action-packed stories for the aspiring Marine to share with his family. Shortly...
  • U.S. Marines boot recruits with Confederate tattoos

    05/04/2010 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Man50D · 1,253 replies · 13,192+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 04, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    A widely regarded Southern symbol of pride and states' rights is standing in the way of would-be Marines in their quest to serve their country – a Confederate battle flag. Straight out of high school, one 18-year-old Tennessee man was determined to serve his country as a Marine. His friend said he passed the pre-enlistment tests and physical exams and looked forward with excitement to the day he would ship out to boot camp. But there would be no shouting drill instructors, no rigorous physical training and no action-packed stories for the aspiring Marine to share with his family. Shortly...
  • Tattooed bicyclist miffed about being pulled over while wearing a thong (grandfather)

    04/25/2010 10:04:53 AM PDT · by llevrok · 39 replies · 1,469+ views
    kansas.com ^ | 4/25/2010
    <p>He is a 59-year-old great-grandfather, retired truck driver and survivor of open-heart surgeries who lives in a tidy home in north Wichita.</p> <p>He has tattoos from the top of his head to the last digits of his toes and everywhere in between. Everywhere.</p>
  • Report: Sandra Bullock Pulls Out of London Premiere Due to Marital Problems

    03/17/2010 6:41:47 PM PDT · by tlb · 76 replies · 3,347+ views
    abc ^ | March 17, 2010 | SHEILA MARIKAR and EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Less than two weeks after taking home the best actress Oscar for her role in "The Blind Side," Sandra Bullock pulled out of the film's London premiere amid tabloid reports that she is having marital troubles with husband Jesse James, according to People magazine. In a statement released to People, Bullock wrote, "Due to unforeseen personal reasons, a trip abroad to support 'The Blindside' has been deemed impossible at this time. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your continued support of the film." According to an article in In Touch magazine, a model...
  • Tatted Up Texas Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    03/06/2010 8:12:24 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 131 replies · 2,167+ views
    wsj ^ | March 5, 2010 | Ashby Jones
    It’s either one of the more brazen and courageous judicial rulings we’ve heard of in a long time, or one of the most ill-considered examples of judicial activism we’ve heard of in a long time. Your take on it will likely depend on your take on the death penalty. The news is this, and it’s pretty striking: A state district judge in Houston granted a pretrial motion declaring the death penalty unconstitutional. The ruling, made by State District Judge Kevin Fine, came in response to a motion filed by lawyers for a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston woman...
  • Police: Man tattoos tot

    02/11/2010 7:05:56 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 32 replies · 730+ views
    CantonRep.com ^ | 2/9/10 | Malcolm Hall
    LOUISVILLE — A 20-year-old man who police say put a tattoo on the rear end of a 1-year-old girl is facing a felony child endangering charge. Lee. M. Deitrick is accused of applying the tattoo in early November while the child was visiting his home at 1317 W. Main St. The tattoo, which is the letter “A,” could not be removed, according to a complaint police filed with Canton Municipal Court.