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  • Red Robin CEO Receives Burger Tattoo After Employees Improve Service

    02/02/2017 12:27:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 02, 2017
    The chief executive of a popular fast-casual burger chain may have stumbled upon a highly effective, yet slightly painful, way to motivate employees. Last summer, Denny Marie Post, the CEO of Red Robin, encouraged location managers to improve overall restaurant scores on customer surveys given to diners at the end of their meal. If those numbers (diners graded their experience on a scale from 1 to 10) were improved before the end of 2017, Post promised employees she'd get a tattoo of a Red Robin burger.
  • Fashion police: Cops ease rules on tattoos, turbans, beards

    01/28/2017 5:23:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2017 11:37 AM EST | Colleen Long
    The Joe Friday look is out. Tattoos, turbans and beards are in. Police departments, compelled by a hiring crisis and eager for a more diverse applicant pool, are relaxing traditional grooming standards and getting away from rules that used to require a uniformly clean-shaven, 1950s look. More officers are on the job with tattoos inked on their forearms, beards on their chins or religious head coverings like hijabs and turbans in place of — or tucked beneath — their blue caps. “My turban is a part of me,” said Mandeep Singh, among 160 Sikhs in the New York City Police...
  • Chargers Fans Offered Ways to Cover up Bolts Tattoos

    01/14/2017 4:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur, Artie Ojeda and Monica Garske
    Some Chargers fans were so dedicated to the team that along with wearing Bolts gear, they also sport tattoos inspired by the NFL team. But with the team deciding to move from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, many San Diego residents are now calling themselves "former" fans. When the team announced its big move Thursday, some angry fans threw away their jerseys in a growing pile outside of Chargers Park Thursday. One person was even arrested for setting their jersey on fire. Other former fans are now taking their Chargers' gear to the Sports Arena to...
  • Tattoo Removal: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

    11/08/2016 11:50:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Ashley Jacobs
    Regret, job searches and changing rules within the military are fueling tattoo removals. The industry has grown at faster pace than ever before and it's estimated to be worth $83 billion within two-years. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 46-percent of millennials have removed tattoos before entering the job market. The technology to remove tattoos has also come a long way since the 1990's. La Mesa doctor Ellyn Levine said she has been removing more tattoos than ever before, and uses the most most effective method there is today. "I think the technology has advanced literally in...
  • Amy Schumer's book sales disappoint first weeks on shelves

    09/06/2016 9:36:48 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2016 | The New York Post
    Amy Schumer’s book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” — despite being No. 1 on the best-seller list for two weeks — is a disappointment, sources say. Although it sold 36,000 hardcover copies in its first week, Simon & Schuster paid $9 million for the funny memoir. “The publishers are hugely disappointed. They are going to lose a ton of money,” an industry insider told the New York Post.
  • Neo-Nazi gets makeover to hide tattoos from jury

    07/25/2016 2:41:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies ^ | July 25, 2016 | DAVID FERRARA
    As potential jurors enter Courtroom 11D at the Regional Justice Center for a robbery trial on Monday, they will not see the teardrop tattooed just below defendant Bayzle Morgan’s right eye. They will not see the swastika within a clover under the 24-year-old’s left eye. Nor will they see the words “Most Wanted” across his forehead. The “Baby Nazi” tattoo on his neck will be hidden, as will the Iron Cross on the back of his bald head, along with two more white supremacist tattoos where his eyebrows should be. In an unusual move, District Judge Richard Scotti has...
  • In Obama’s Navy – It’s Not a Job or an Adventure, It’s a Fiasco

    04/02/2016 3:41:43 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    This week the US Navy released some new guidelines concerning the wearing of tattoos. Like everything else in the Navy, like everything else in the US military, the policies are another indicator of the social changes which are turning the US Armed Forces into a three ring circus with weapons. According to, the new guidelines, which will go in effect on April 30th, set the Navy apart from the other military services in terms of permissiveness. They are an acknowledgement of a changing culture and a youthful population, officials said. Legalized pot is the sign of a changing culture...
  • Former Cruz Staffer, Amanda Carpenter Categorically Denies Rumors of Affair (VIDEO)

    03/29/2016 2:46:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 147 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/29/2016 | Sara Gonzales
    Jake Tapper was on fire Monday afternoon on CNN’s “The Lead With Jake Tapper.”He interviewed Amanda Carpenter, CNN contributor and former Cruz staffer, whose name has been dragged through the mud the last few days when she was rumored to be one of Ted Cruz’s “secret mistresses,” even though there is not only ZERO evidence that Carpenter ever had an inappropriate relationship with Cruz, but also NO evidence whatsoever that ANY of the rumors are credible. Even in the face of these disgusting smears, Carpenter handles it with grace, integrity, and class. She has not once stooped as low...
  • Tattoo shops offer free Trump and Sanders ink ahead of primaries

    02/05/2016 1:11:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    Tattoo parlors in New England are inking Donald Trump and Bernard Sanders supporters for free if they're willing to brand their bodies with the names, faces or slogans of either presidential hopeful ahead of the upcoming New Hampshire primaries. After the owner of The Clay Dragon Tattoo Parlor in Seabrook, New Hampshire, announced last month that he was offering free tattoos of Mr. Trump for fans of the Republican Party front-runner, Aartistic Inc. in Winooski, Vermont, agreed to do the same with designs inspired by the Democratic hopeful. Tyre Duvernay, the owner of Aartistic, originally said he would give out...
  • Massachusetts tattoo artist gives away free Donald Trump tattoos

    01/30/2016 8:24:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    whnt ^ | 01/30/2016
    Bob Holes, owner of the Clay Dragon Tattoo in Seabrook, Mass announced this week that the is offering free Trump tattoos. It can be anything related to the Republican Presidential candidate. People have chosen his face, which took less than an hour, and his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."
  • The Iceman's Stomach Bugs Offer Clues to Ancient Human Migration

    01/07/2016 7:00:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    smithsonianmag ^ | 01/07/2016 | Brian Handwerk
    Otzi the legendary “Iceman” wasn't alone when he was mummified on a glacier 5,300 years ago. With him were gut microbes known to cause some serious tummy trouble. These bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, are providing fresh evidence about Otzi's diet and poor health in the days leading up to his murder. Intriguingly, they could also help scientists better understand who his people were and how they came to live in the region. ... Discovered in the 1990s, Otzi lived in what are today the Eastern Italian Alps, where he was naturally mummified by ice after his violent death. The body is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mexican immigrant — who’s married to American — can’t return to U.S. (trunc)

    10/25/2015 6:01:30 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 36 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 10/25/2015 | ANDY MAI, GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    A Mexican immigrant married to an American citizen hasn’t seen his wife in a year — all because his tattoos made him look like a criminal, his family says. Ruben Zamora, 29, has lived in the U.S. since he was 8 years old — and when he left the country in July 2014, he expected to be able to return to his wife and two children within weeks, his lawyers said. Instead, his request to return from Mexico was denied, because officials at the American Consulate said he has gang tattoos — and, therefore, was part of a criminal enterprise....
  • Mom? Dad? I'm Dead ... Here Are My Tattoos: This takes "leaving your mark" to a whole new level.

    10/02/2015 2:51:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jenna Amatulli
    When you think "family heirloom," it's natural to think of Grandpa's pocket watch or Grandma's engagement ring, but what about Uncle Jim's Bugs Bunny tattoo? Sure, it was once on ole-Jim's calf, but now it can be framed, mounted and proudly displayed above your fireplace, for when you remember him on Christmas Eve. NAPSA -- the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art -- launched earlier this month with the aim of helping you pass down your tattoos to your kids, grandkids, and loved ones. It's no longer a morbid dream. You can have your tattoos removed, preserved and...
  • Blank Slate: Catholic Charity Offers Tattoo Removal for People Who Want a Fresh Start

    09/10/2015 3:32:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September 10, 2015 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Some mistakes can be erased with Confession and Reconciliation. Others require a laser. That’s the thinking behind a popular program sponsored by the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey, Calif., in which retired and off-duty physicians volunteer their time to remove tattoos from people who feel their ink is holding them back from putting past mistakes behind them.Laser tattoo removal usually costs hundreds of dollars a session, but Catholic Charities offers laser treatments for $20 or less to people who go the extra mile to prove that transforming their physical appearance is just the first step in transforming their...
  • Who was involved in the deadly Waco biker brawl?

    05/19/2015 7:16:57 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 111 replies ^ | 5/19/15 | By Caitlin Dickson
    Who was involved in the deadly Waco biker brawl? “In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the most violent crime scene I have ever been involved in,” Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said following a biker gang shootout that left 9 dead and 18 others wounded in the parking lot of a busy shopping center Sunday. “There is blood everywhere.” Reports of the grisly brawl, which police said escalated from the bathroom to the bar and out into the parking lot of a restaurant called Twin Peaks, sound like a scene from a movie — or one of...
  • Tattoo snafu irks inked Apple Watch wearers

    04/30/2015 12:32:28 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-30-2015 | MATT SIEGEL
    SYDNEY - Early adopters of the Apple Watch are complaining that a number of its key functions are disrupted by their tattoos. Users of the watch, which went on sale last week, took to social media on Thursday under the hashtag #tattoogate to air their frustration with the flaw from Apple's renowned design house. One anonymous user on Reddit, an entertainment, social networking, and user-generated news website, said the device's locking mechanism, which should disengage when the watch detects it is being worn, failed to work on decorated skin. "My hand isn't tattooed and the Watch stayed unlocked. Once I...
  • Ray Odierno: Army changes tattoo policy, effective immediately

    04/02/2015 12:36:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | April 1, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno confirmed Wednesday that the Army will change its unpopular tattoo policy, with looser rules that allow for more ink to take effect in the near future. “Society is changing its view of tattoos and we have to change along with that. It makes sense. Soldiers have grown up in an era when tattoos are much more acceptable and we have to change along with that,” the general said while speaking at a conference in Huntsville, Alabama, Army Times reported.
  • Screwed-Up People Who Really Screwed-Up Their Face (Disturbing Body Modifications)

    03/19/2015 9:11:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 40 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    More 'progress' and cutting-edge style  from Obama-voter-types... next level s#!% here! Just wrong 'Glass-lense' piercing- why [more: gallery/links]
  • Anthropologists Have Mapped All 61 Tattoos On Ötzi The Iceman

    01/29/2015 7:56:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    By using an innovative non-invasive photographic technique, European researchers have managed to locate and map the extensive set of tattoos on the exquisitely preserved remains of Ötzi the Iceman. Remarkably, they even found a previously unknown tattoo on his ribcage. Ötzi's frozen remains were discovered by two German tourists in the Ötzal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy in 1991. He lived around 3,300 BCE and represents Europe's oldest natural human mummy. Because he was so well preserved in ice, he has provided anthropologists with a slew of information about Copper Age (or Chalcolithic) humans. ... It's worth...
  • 3D Printer Hack Makes Automatic Tattoo Machine

    10/29/2014 9:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PSFK ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jason Brick
    French designers alter 3D printer to let you ink yourself 3D printing technology has now followed the curve of most emerging inventions. What starts as a prototype gets picked up by the industries the idea most impacts, then by corollary industries, then by the art and hobbyist crowd. This month, Paris design studio Appropriate Audiences made that final step by hacking a 3D printer and turning it into a tattoo gun. The printing device itself, called Tatoue, affixes a tattoo gun on rails to a square metal frame. The frame and gun can move on three axes so the tattooing...
  • VIDEO: Man says it’s discrimination that people won’t hire him because he’s covered with tattoos

    10/24/2014 10:49:00 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 143 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/24/14 | Jennifer Lawrence
    Is this a violation of the first amendment? A man is left confused and frustrated after he feels he was denied a job based on his tattoos. A man is left confused and frustrated after he feels he was denied a job based on his tattoos. Bill Roach reached out to Eyewitness News because he thinks he was a victim of discrimination and was treated unfairly. He said the tattoos aren’t gang related and shouldn’t be an issue. He’s proud of them, and they all mean something to him. “My right arm is nothing but music,” he said. “You know,...
  • Tattoo removal business booming as inked teens grow up

    10/16/2014 6:25:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    The year is 2001. Eighteen-year-old Rees Barnett impulsively walks into a tattoo parlour and picks the trendiest designs off the wall display: a tribal arm band and a shoulder tribal tattoo. But over the years, both those symbols quickly went from cool to ​cliché, leaving Barnett with tattoo regret. “Unfortunately, I can’t blame it on booze,” he said. “[It's] one of those bad decisions that you wake up and realize, oh crap, I’m stuck with these.” Now, at age 32, the pension fund analyst is erasing this part of his past at Precision Laser Tattoo Removal in Toronto. A technician...
  • Allen West Shows Off Fresh New Ink (Tats up arm)

    09/08/2014 12:12:38 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 228 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/8/14 | Andrew Johnson
    Former congressman Allen West (R., Fla.) is making a statement on the right to bear arms on his right bare arm with a new tattoo. Aces High Tattoo Shop in West Palm Beach, Fla. showed off the former Republican’s ink on its Instagram account over the weekend.
  • 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 · 150 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 · 19 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
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  • 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...