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  • Nanoparticle Scientists Warn Tattooed Folks: Ink Doesn't Stay Put

    05/01/2019 3:06:23 PM PDT · by LucyT · 37 replies
    Inverse online ^ | September 12, 2017 | Peter Hess
    Recently, European scientists bombarded tattooed corpses with X-rays from a particle accelerator. While it could have been a scene for an upcoming goth body horror movie, it was actually a study meant to benefit living humans with tattoos. This grisly experiment helped European nanoparticle researchers understand how tattoo ink travels in human bodies over time. In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday, a team of French and German researchers reports that nanoparticles found in some tattoo inks can migrate away from the skin — and accumulate in lymph nodes.
  • 2,000-year-old tattoo needle identified by archaeologists [Utah]

    03/25/2019 6:19:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Last Sparrow Tattoo forum ^ | March 1, 2019 | PinkUnicorn
    Once dismissed as an “odd-looking little artifact,” the tool pushes back evidence for tattooing in the U.S. Southwest by a millennium. The tool ismade from a bundle of prickly pear cactus spines, their tips saturated with dark pigment, inserted into a handle carved from lemonade sumac and bound with yucca fiber. Some 2,000 years ago, a tattooist in what’s now southeast Utah used this tool to hand-poke a design into someone’s skin. After the point of one of the cactus spines broke off, the tool was likely tossed into a trash heap. It remained there for centuries, in a pile...
  • World's 'oldest' tattooing kit discovered in a box years after it was thought to be lost

    03/10/2019 5:06:48 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | March 5, 2019 | Dannielle Maguire
    Researchers say a set of ancient tools found in a box at a Canberra university is the world's oldest known complete tattoo kit, thought to be made from human bones. Key points: •The tools were fashioned out of bones, some of which researchers say were most likely human bones •Researchers say the bones may come from the graves of the tattooist's relatives •Radiocarbon dating proved the kit was about 2,700 years old, dating back to the beginning of Polynesian cultures Four tattooing implements were found along with what was believed to be an ink pot on Tonga's Tongatapu Island in...
  • Ariana Grande Tries And Fails To Fix Botched Japanese Tattoo

    02/02/2019 8:41:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 1/30/19 | Cole Delbyck
    **SNIP** She also shared the text conversation with the tutor who specifically advised her to add the character above the initial tattoo in order to make sense in Japanese, as characters are typically read top to bottom, right to left. But Grande included the new character below the original tattoo with a drawing of a heart, instead, which resulted in the ink making even less sense than the original. Neither of these configurations are coherent in Japanese, as BuzzFeed notes, so most people would likely read the phrase left to right as 七輪指♡, which roughly translates to “small charcoal grill...
  • Ariana Grande's tattoo says "BBQ Grill" in Japanese instead of "7 rings"

    01/31/2019 2:08:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    See BS ^ | 1/30/19 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    In celebration of her new hit single, "7 Rings," pop star Ariana Grande got a new tattoo on the palm of her hand, paying homage to the song and its music video. The star said she had the phrase "7 rings" tattooed in Kanji, a Japanese style of writing. But it actually spells "BBQ Grill," as some of Grande's Japanese fans quickly pointed out. The two characters separately mean seven (七) and ring (輪), but together "七輪" means Shichirin, the name for a small charcoal grill. Amazon offers several 七輪 for sale. The combined characters roughly translate to "7 wheels"...
  • Three-year-old girl is 'scarred for life' after she was left with chemical burns...

    12/10/2018 6:39:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Connor BOyd
    Full Title: Three-year-old girl is 'scarred for life' after she was left with chemical burns up her arm when she got henna tattoo as a 'holiday treat' in Turkey Freja Ellis was on a family break in Antalya, Turkey, when she got the temporary tattoo with permission from her mother Marlana, 32. But shortly after arriving back in the UK, Freja, from Herne Bay, Kent, complained the cat pattern - which stretched from her wrist to her elbow - was itchy. 'We were entirely unaware of the dangers and want to make sure other parents know what can happen so...
  • Why You’re About to See a Lot More Women With This Tattoo (Coat hangers)

    10/12/2018 1:10:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    Over brunch in the spring of 2016, Jennifer Conti, MD, clinical assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University, and Gillian Schivone, MD, an Ob/Gyn in the Midwest, began to talk about wanting to get tattoos. Even though they had been close friends since their fellowship days, and had spent hours talking about patients and their personal lives, this conversation felt different. “It was pretty spontaneous,” Schivone says. Conti, who is also cohost of the V Word Podcast adds, “neither of us had tattoos or had really even considered getting one, but on that morning it seemed right.” This...
  • Media Matters Hires Fake Fact-Checker Who Falsely Maligned a War Hero

    07/24/2018 11:59:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | July 24, 2018 | By S.Noble
    Remember last month when celebrities like actor Ron Perlman smeared as a Nazi a veteran of the Marine Corps and double amputee who now works for ICE as a computer forensics analyst? They misread his tattoo which is a symbol of his platoon. A New Yorker fact-checker spread the lie far and wide without checking with the veteran. Talia Lavin, the now-former fact checker for The New Yorker, was hired by the radical-left Media Matters to fact-check right-wing outlets. This comes within a month of her slandering the disabled veteran and ICE employee as a Nazi. She is now free...
  • New Yorker fact-checker under fire after mistaking ICE worker’s tattoo for Nazi symbol

    06/19/2018 1:11:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies ^ | 7/19/18 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Harvard-educated fact-checker for the New Yorker is being excoriated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for “baselessly slandering” a Marine veteran — by falsely accusing him of having a Nazi tattoo, according to reports. Officials with ICE are now demanding that the New Yorker and Talia Lavin apologize over her erroneous tweet about Justin Gaertner. In the gaffe, Lavin allegedly implied over the weekend that Gaertner, a combat-wounded veteran and ICE forensics analyst, had the Nazis’ Iron Cross inked on his elbow.But she deleted her post after “military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese...

    01/18/2018 1:58:57 PM PST · by glasseye · 64 replies
    Maxim ^ | 1/18/2018 | Chris Wilson
    James gave Maxim the exclusive first look at his Trump gun, seen above in all its appropriately gilded glory. He also talked about his company, Jesse James Firearms Unlimited (that’s JJFU for short), designing firearms for the military, guns versus motorcycles, and, somewhat unexpectedly, his affection for the 1971 cult movie Harold and Maude.
  • Woman Gets Tattoo That Plays Voicemail From Late Grandmother

    01/04/2018 12:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 4, 2018
    Chicago singer is using technology – both new and old – to hear her late grandmother’s voice whenever she wants. Sakyrah Angelique got a tattoo under her left collar bone that an app can read using her cellphone’s camera. Angelique tweeted a video Tuesday night of her listening to a voicemail from her grandmother. ✨s.o.s. @sakyrahhh My grandma passed away my junior year of high school. A month before she passed, she left me a voicemail wishing me happy birthday. Today I got that exact waveform tattooed across my heart, and I am able to play it just by holding...
  • 'SNL's' Pete Davidson Shows Off Hillary Clinton Tattoo

    12/17/2017 10:07:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Hilary Lewis | 12/16/2017
    The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said she was "honored," joking, "This makes it significantly less awkward that I've had a Pete Davidson tattoo for years." Saturday Night Live castmember Pete Davidson on Friday posted a photo on Instagram indicating that he got a tattoo of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Accompanying the picture of the ink, Davidson said the "tattoo of [his] hero" was meant to be a Christmas gift for Clinton. "Thanks for being such a badass and one of the strongest people in the universe," he added. The picture is the only photo on his verified Instagram...
  • Humor the Antidepressant: Our Private Art Collection

    09/26/2017 6:48:50 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Elizabeth Cowan
    Did you know that anyone can legally collect original art? Rich or poor, we all appreciate beauty. Art in all its forms is an expression of the artist’s imagination, as he or she sees the world and its denizens. And yet, individual perception of any art is subjective. Each person’s idea of beauty varies according to experience, taste, and emotional response to any work of art. For example, if a 3-year-old draws a stick figure self-portrait with an enormous head, tiny arms and legs, and a huge smile, the parents or teachers have the power to encourage the young artist...
  • We All Need To Admit That America Has A Tattoo Problem

    08/06/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 344 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/04/2017 | Mark Hemingway
    For a variety of personal and professional reasons, I did an epic amount of travel in the last year, across thousands of miles and several states, and there was one cultural constant: Everywhere I went were lots of people with tattoos.And it’s not just that people have tattoos, it’s the tattoos they have. At one point, I found myself in Breckenridge, gawking at the majestic Rocky Mountain scenery—imagine the “Sound of Music,” only swap Julie Andrews singing with a middle-aged dad yelling at the kids to stop complaining about the long drive. The view of the mountain valley was...
  • Teen Says Tattoo Covering Half His Face Is Making it Hard to Find Work

    07/15/2017 11:50:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 124 replies
    Mark Cropp just wants to to get a job and support his family, but something unique is holding him back. A giant tattoo saying “DEVAST8” covers half of his face, and, perhaps not surprisingly, it’s off-putting for potential employers. The teenager, born in Oamaru in the southern part of the country, told the New Zealand Herald he had it inked a few months ago, while drunk on homebrew in a jail cell in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Holy Tattoo! A 700-year Old Christian Tradition Thrives in Jerusalem

    07/10/2017 7:45:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/9/17 | Adelaide Mena
    Jerusalem, Jul 9, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- In the Old City of Jerusalem it's hard to escape the ancient history that's still alive within its walls. A simple smartphone search can send you on a walk to a centuries-old shop, bring you to the steps of a millennium-old Church, or lead you past the 3,000 year-old Temple Mount – all bursting with people and energy. But it's only within the stone walls of Razzouk Ink that the modern pilgrim can have that history etched onto his or her body for the rest of their lives. And Christian pilgrims have...
  • Sonoma’s 3rd Ugly Tattoo Contest doubles as fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

    03/19/2017 11:09:57 PM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 19 Mar 2017
    Sonoma tattoo artist Shotsie Gorman and his wife, Kristine, decided to get a little political for their third annual Ugly Tattoo Contest, where some 15 people competed Sunday for the rare honor of having certifiably bad body art. As in past iterations of the event, contestants were judged by a panel of tattoo artists who awarded cash for cover-up work to a few winners. But this year’s contest at B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille in Sonoma served another timely purpose: Funds from a raffle went to support Planned Parenthood Northern California, as the national organization faces the threat of losing...
  • [N. Korea](EXCLUSIVE) Jong-nam's tattoos to aid identification process [VIDEO]

    03/03/2017 8:04:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | 4 March 2017
    (EXCLUSIVE) Jong-nam's tattoos to aid identification process [VIDEO] By Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah - March 3, 2017 @ 7:05am KUALA LUMPUR: Strong evidence, which could finally put an end to the dispute over whether it was really Kim Jong-nam who was assassinated in klia2 on Feb 13, has surfaced. The evidence — tattoos on Jong-nam’s body that match his documented history — will enable investigators to draw direct links between the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the body that has been lying in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL)’s morgue since Feb 15. This critical...
  • Alleged gang members accused in woman's 'satanic' murder in Houston

    03/02/2017 2:55:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    KTRK ^ | Thursday, March 02, 2017 04:05PM
    HOUSTON: Two alleged MS-13 gang members are now behind bars in Houston, charged with killing a woman as part of a 'satanic' ritual. The victim is an unidentified Hispanic woman whose body was found in February. Police now need your help identifying her. Court documents reveal horrifying allegations made by a 14-year-old girl, who accuses both men of 18 drug-fueled days of terror and sexual assault. Diego Rivera and Miguel Alvarez-Flores smiled and waved to Eyewitness News cameras in the court room earlier this morning, right before the charges were read against them. ... According to the teen's testimony to...
  • Planned Parenthood Supporters Get Tattoos to Show Their Support for Abortion

    02/09/2017 10:56:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Planned Parenthood supporters in Brooklyn, New York lined up outside a tattoo parlor Wednesday to show their support for the abortion chain with permanent ink. According to the Huffington Post, several tattoo artists in Brooklyn donated their time and offered discount tattoos to raise money for Planned Parenthood. The event, “Tattoo To Protect Your Parts,” included suggested tattoos showing women protesting, coat hangers and the slogan “My body, my choice.” The report said “hundreds” lined up outside the Magic Cobra Tattoo Society in Greepoint, which hosted the pro-abortion fundraiser, but only 80 were able to get tattoos in the time...