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  • MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone

    08/13/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    the verge ^ | August 13, 2016 12:19 pm | Lauren Goode
    The technology, which is described on MIT's website and will be presented in full at a wearables symposium next month, is called DuoSkin. The researchers say you can design a circuit using any graphic software, stamp out the tattoo in gold leaf (which is conductive to electricity), and then apply other commodity materials and components that would make the tattoo interactive.
  • DOJ: Confederate-flag tattoo is 'evidence of racial animus'

    07/30/2016 7:00:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    WND ^ | July 30, 2016 | Smoking Gun
    In a hate crimes complaint, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified a criminal defendant's tattoo of the Confederate flag as "indicative of white supremacy," according to court records.
  • 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation

    06/03/2016 4:18:03 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    Electronic Freedom Foundation ^ | 06/02/2016 | Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda
    5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/05/5-ways-law-enforcement-will-use-tattoo-recognition-technology?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWm1NeU56TmxOelptT0RjNCIsInQiOiI4dk1NRjl2bld2Mk5aRW9weFpod1h4djJxTTZ3Kzg5NEJRc0NjMmFOWmVUc3dsQmlYSmdWajZaUDVMU2ZNcitrclNIa25RVGlZaXVtbG85OHBsNWRld3RadkRRWWMzSlFLTXJvanlxZUdwYz0ifQ%3D%3D June 2, 2016 | By Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology There's an action movie cliché in which a cop inspects the body of a felled assassin or foot soldier and discovers a curious tattoo that ultimately leads to a rogue black-ops squadron, a secret religious sect, or an underground drug trafficking ring. The trope isn’t entirely Hollywood fantasy, but the reality of emerging tattoo recognition technology is closer to a dystopian tech thriller. Soon,...
  • You Can’t Leave Home Without It: A Temporary Tattoo Could Replace Your Credit Card

    05/10/2016 11:37:11 AM PDT · by JOAT · 48 replies
    Credit.com ^ | 5/9/16 | James LaDue
    If you’ve ever been to a music festival, sports stadium or any other crowded event, you may have been concerned about carrying a purse or wallet, which can not only be cumbersome, but can make you the target of pickpockets. And the alternative of carrying a solitary plastic credit card isn’t much better since they can easily slip out of your pocket. Those concerns might disappear in the not-so-distant future, thanks to technology being developed for ultra-thin, contactless payment stickers similar to temporary tattoos. MC10, a healthcare technology company, is developing tattoo wearables that can affix to a payer’s body...
  • 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."
  • Who needs a ‘Hillary’ campaign sticker when you have a leg tattoo?

    01/19/2016 2:02:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | Thomas Johnson
    Tattooing portraits of presidents is also a thing people do. You only have to run a quick image search to find hundreds of President Obama tattoos, with varying attention to detail. It's less common, however, to find tattoos of presidential candidates. There just aren't that many tattoos of Al Gore or John McCain out there. At least based on my 12-second Google search. But that didn't deter 33-year-old Justin Smith, a campaign volunteer for Hillary Clinton. Smith explained that Clinton had been his "hero for 23 years," in between answering phones at the Hillary for 2016 campaign headquarters in Charleston,...
  • 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...
  • Welcome To Fantasy Island! An advance man points up as Trump's "plane" lands: The Plane! The Plane!

    08/26/2015 8:22:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 67 replies
    8/26/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    "Welcome to Fantasy Island!" Wherever Trump's "plane" lands, that area becomes known (albeit temporarily) as "Fantasy Island," and an advance man for Trump points upward when Trump's "plane" is about to land and says, "The plane! The plane!" On [Trump's] Fantasy Island, everything is either false, an illusion, or is grounded in smoke and mirrors at best: [My favorites are #'s 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10] 1.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Trump never repeats his talking points ad nauseam. 2.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Ann Coulter speaks at a Trump rally and magically becomes a conservative! 3.) On Trump's...
  • 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...
  • Tattooed Women

    02/22/2015 8:21:25 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 183 replies
    2/22/15 | originalbuckeye
    Is anyone else tired of seeing women who are a mess with tattoos?
  • 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...
  • This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

    01/15/2015 2:25:51 PM PST · by Mellonkronos · 16 replies
    Science Alert ^ | January 15, 2015 | FIONA MACDONALD
    [I really think it is important to highlight all the great advances in technology and medicine, to show what is good in society and what we can accomplish if we put our minds to it! Even if you don’t have diabetes you should appreciate the advances that can be made—if government regulators and Obama don’t destroy the medical industry first.] This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick “A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.” By FIONA MACDONALD January 15, 2015 Engineers from the University...
  • 'Eyeball' man sentenced for shooting officer

    01/03/2015 11:58:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/03/15
    **SNIP** Tattoos of skulls cover Barnum's head, which didn't go unnoticed in court. "I'd like you to take a look at Mr. Barnum," Mew said. "He has the right to do this to himself and to express himself. We can't sentence him for that, but I think we can consider a guy's attitude and his behavior." But when Barnum took the stand, he was reflective about what happened. "I'm humbled by what the chief said. I was out there pretty much running crazy," Barnum told the court. "Everybody knows that I'm not the nicest guy. I understand that what I...
  • 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...
  • An NFL Player Got A Tattoo On His Face To Keep Himself From Ever Getting A Normal Job

    09/02/2014 8:11:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 2, 2014 | Tony Manfred
    St. Louis Rams rookie defense lineman Ethan Westbrooks made the final 53-man roster on Saturday, beating out Michael Sam for one of the team's final spots... Westbrooks told ESPN's Nick Wagoner that he got a tattoo below his eye in 2011 because he never wanted to get a normal job again. Making it in the NFL would be the only way to prevent him from becoming "a guy that has a tattoo on his face looking for another job." ...
  • Should Anti-Tattoo Discrimination Be Illegal?

    08/17/2014 10:43:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 17, 2014
    17 August 2014 Should Anti-Tattoo Discrimination Be Illegal? (Pic) A woman on her phone in an office with a large tattoo on her upper arm Tattoos are more popular than ever, but workers can be dismissed from or denied jobs because of their body modifications. Some want protection under employment law. Should they get it? You're perfect for the job. You have all the skills and experience the company is looking for, and you've turned up for the interview in your smartest attire. But there's a problem. If you have a tattoo that incurs the displeasure of the boss, you...
  • Still no murder trial for Mobile man with misspelled forehead tattoo

    08/14/2014 11:29:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 17 replies
    al.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Michael Dumas
    MOBILE, Alabama – The man police say shot his mother's boyfriend to death will now enter his fourth year of treatment at a psychiatric facility, a judge ruled Wednesday. Dwayne Batice Miller has been at the Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility since Oct. 2011, more than a year after he allegedly killed 47-year-old Fredrick Edwards in the west Mobile home they shared. Edwards was shot on July 10, 2010, as he sat in the Vista Bonita Drive East house's front room, according to previous reports. The murder weapon was found at the scene of the crime, police said. Miller, 30,...
  • Police: Men tried to remove housemate's arm tattoo [Juggalo Justice]

    08/14/2014 2:48:13 PM PDT · by Boogieman · 8 replies
    AP via news.msn.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | Associated Press
    HEBRON, Md. (AP) — Two men face charges including attempted murder after officials say they attacked a housemate and tried to forcibly remove a tattoo from his arm. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said Wednesday that the 31-year-old victim of Monday's attack had his right arm amputated below the elbow and is in critical condition.
  • Red Tattoo Ink in Wales: You won’t believe what UK taxpayers are funding

    08/13/2014 5:36:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/13/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    The Welsh government is defending a program that spends taxpayer money on free tattoo-design classes, saying they are “carefully structured to help people develop confidence.” “The ‘design your own tattoo’ session should not be taken at face value, as it is carefully structured to help people develop confidence and important skills,” a spokesman for the Bridgend council, which is hosting the class, said in an interview with the Guardian. The confidence-building tattoo class is definitely ridiculous — but no more so than many of the country’s other job-creation efforts. In fact, the class is just one part of a £75...
  • 2 San Diegans Diagnosed With Infections After Getting Tattoos

    06/03/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monica Garske | Monica Garske
    These cases, caused by nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), are the first of this kind reported in San Diego Two San Diego residents who recently got tattoos were diagnosed with infections caused by a family of bacteria called nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) – the first cases of this kind detected in San Diego, according to county health officials. The County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) said both San Diegans required medical care due to their infections. NTM has been found IN contaminated tattoo ink and in the water used to dilute ink to create gray areas of a tattoo. Contamination can also...
  • How Should Jill Abramson Cover Up Her Times Tattoo?

    05/16/2014 3:13:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Katie van Syckle
    Not only does Jill Abramson have to endure speculation about her departure from the Times, she also has to live with the question of what will happen to her tattoo of the signature T logo. In the spirit of solutions, the Cut asked several tattoo artists across north Brooklyn how Abramson could conceal it. “If I was her, I’d [get] a really nice tattoo from some famous artist where I had a piece of his artwork that would also work as a cover-up,” says Gavan Daly of Williamsburg’s Magic Cobra Tattoo Society. “Cover-ups suck. You are erasing a bad memory—your...
  • Ted Cruz Flashes His Churchill Tattoo While Touting Obamacare Alternative

    04/01/2014 9:17:45 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 34 replies
    On Tuesday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showed off an April Fools’ Day Winston Churchill bicep tattoo, fooling at least one co-host of Fox & Friends. Cruz was on the show to tout his plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and expand health savings accounts. Towards the end of the segment, co-host Steve Doocy asked the senator whether it’s true he has some new ink. Cruz rolled up a sleeve and showed off a cigar-smoking mug of Churchill painted in black on his arm, inspired by the Los Angeles street art depicting the lawmaker as a tattooed greaser. While...
  • 1,300 year-old mummy and her intimate tattoo

    03/28/2014 4:16:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 27, 2014 | Robert Mendick
    Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and children alike. Now a new exhibition at the British Museum will disclose the human side of the mummies of the Nile. Eight have been – scientifically speaking – stripped bare revealing secrets taken to the grave thousands of years ago. snip One of the mummies, whose remains were found just seven years ago, was so well preserved that archaeologists could almost make out the tattoo on her skin on the inner thigh of her right leg with the naked...
  • 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...
  • ‘Gun’ Tattoo Mistakenly Brings Heavily Armed Police To Maine Man’s Home

    03/19/2014 6:00:42 AM PDT · by mykroar · 31 replies
    CBS Connecticut ^ | 3/19/2014 | AP
    <p>NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.</p>
  • The Latest Tattoo Trend? Crazy Realistic 3-D Ink

    02/24/2014 5:19:07 PM PST · by zeestephen · 41 replies
    Today.com ^ | 24 February 2014 | Alesandra Dubin
    This photo-realistic 3-D tattoo makes the leg appear intricately chiseled like wood or ivory. [Photo In Comments]
  • Woman cuts off a tattoo of her cheating ex-boyfriend's name with a scalpel and POSTS the skin to him

    02/14/2014 11:16:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 78 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | Leon Watson
    They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned - and here's a woman who's taken that fury to a terrifying new level. When 26-year-old Torz Reynolds found out her boyfriend of two years had been cheating on her she took revenge, in the most gruesome way possible. Miss Reynolds, from London, had thought Stuart 'Chopper' May broke up with her because he moved to Alaska to take a dream job. She even saw him off, tearfully, at the airport. But a week later Miss Reynold found out he had instead allegedly moved in with a woman he'd allegedly...
  • Pentagon to allow religious beards, tattoos, piercings in some cases

    01/22/2014 2:22:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 Jan 14 | Kristina Wong
    The Pentagon will become more accommodating to individuals’ respective religions, according to updated instruction released today. A new Pentagon policy states that military departments will accommodate religious requests from individual service members unless a request would interfere with military readiness, a mission, unit cohesion, or good order and discipline. This would include religious clothing, facial hair, religious tattoos and piercings. The changes come after a Sikh American Army major complained to congressional staffers that fellow Sikhs should be able to wear a turban or maintain a beard while in uniform. Each request will be decided on a case-by-case basis, and...
  • The Tragic Truth About Tattoos

    11/01/2013 8:21:51 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 201 replies
    Hub ^ | October 31,2013 | Pratonix
    The Truth about Tattoos I had written a hub earlier on 'The Dangers of Tattoos' - which was from purely a medical point of view. The present article is more comprehensive, and should enlighten the open-minded reader about the 'dark truths' behind tattoos. Historical Aspect History shows that tattoos have always been associated with paganism, shamanism, heathen (Baal worship), occult mysticism and demonism. The tattoo has never been associated with Christians, until the present decadent religious times. Wherever the Christian faith made its entrance, the tattoo made its exit. Tattoos where associated with shamans or magic-men (witch-doctors). A shaman is...
  • Think Before You Ink: Hilarious Tattoo Howlers

    10/26/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Express ^ | Thu, October 24, 2013
    Tattoo-lovers have again been urged to get professional spellchecks and translations - to avoid embarrassing ink blunders lasting a lifetime. Clueless customers have been left branded with mis-spelled words and bizarre phrases in foreign languages. But a professional translation service has today launched a "Think Before You Ink" campaign to cut the terrible tattoo travesties. And the translators warned spelling horrors have come back to haunt the tattoo customers before they inked. Sharon Stephens, managing director of Veritas Language Solutions, said: "There are some hilarious examples of translation errors out there." One man wanted to show the world how "awesome"...
  • Tattooed Jesus: “By his stripes we are healed…”

    10/11/2013 2:34:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 106 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | October 11, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    This billboard is turning a few heads in Texas: A billboard showing a tattooed Jesus Christ has stirred up quite a bit of buzz in the heart of the Bible Belt.The ad, which is the work of the website Jesustattoo.org, popped up along a West Lubbock, Texas, highway, and it’s got people talking. It shows a man, ostensibly Jesus Christ, with outstretched arms tattooed with such words as “Outcast,” “Addicted, “Jealous.”“I don’t like the picture. I think it’s very derogatory,” a local-area resident told the CBS affiliate KEYE-TV.On the website, a video casts Jesus as a tattoo artist and shows...
  • Police: Raleigh tattoo parlor accepted food stamps as payment

    09/18/2013 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WNCN ^ | 9/13/13
    RALEIGH, N.C. - A Raleigh tattoo parlor is accused of taking hundreds of dollars in welfare benefits for tattoos, Raleigh Police say. Warrants show Raleigh police learned in early 2013 that Ink Addiction Tattooz at 2012-B Poole Road was accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer cards as payment for tattoo work. Court documents show an informant purchased tattoo work from owner Clifford Craig Tittle using two EBT cards. The informant also sold Tittle two more EBT cards.
  • This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us: Miss America contestant to show her tattoos.

    09/14/2013 6:09:54 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 44 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Well, it was bound to happen eventually. This week, during the Miss America swimsuit competition, Miss Kansas is going to show her tattoos, breaking a long-standing taboo. Link and pics below..
  • Miss Kansas is a deer hunting, tattoo-wearing sergeant in the U.S. Army

    09/13/2013 2:08:27 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Sep 2013 | Anon
    Miss Kansas is not in Kansas anymore. And the Miss America pageant has never seen anyone like her. First off, Miss Kansas Theresa Vail is a sergeant in the U.S. Army, only the second contestant ever to be on active duty. ... Sgt. Vail is also an M16 marksman, a bow hunter, and a mechanic. Only recently did she add beauty queen to her resume, when she entered her first pageant just nine months ago on the advice of her commanding officer. When she was told she wouldn’t be able to use archery as her talent, she had to pick...
  • Sturm: Who are we to judge?

    09/12/2013 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 31 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | September 12, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    On a glorious springtime visit to San Francisco — where the “if it feels good do it” culture is reflected in the bumper sticker “Your body may be a temple, but mine’s an amusement park” — I was struck by the tattooing trend, as if body art is the modern version of big shoulder pads or miniskirts, not a sign of rebellion. Personally, I prefer art on a canvas, not a human chest, though in healthy societies, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Then I encountered a scantily clad, tattoo-festooned woman on whose neck and jaw was emblazoned
  • On the Beach, Men Are More Likely to Approach a Tattooed Woman

    05/26/2013 7:52:47 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 156 replies
    Smithsonian.com ^ | 23MAY2013 | Unknown
    There are a lot of reasons to think twice before getting something permanently drawn on your body. One is that people still treat those with tattoos differently than those without. One recent study, for instance, looked at how men treat women with tattoos. What they found was that men are more likely to approach a woman with a tattoo and more likely to expect a date or sex with that woman. Here’s how the study worked. Researchers had women place temporary tattoos on their lower backs and sent them to a well-known beach. The women were instructed to lay on...
  • Tatt's not fair! Man with inking on face says it's sad nobody will give him a job

    05/17/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT · by Stoat · 111 replies
    The Sun (U.K) ^ | May 17, 2013
    Tatt's not fair! Man with inking on face says it's sad nobody will give him a job       Ink about it ... Yusuf wishes he'd never had his tattoos done But the 40-year-old from Batley, West Yorks, says the feedback is always the same — employers are turned off by his body art. As well as the Buddhist symbol on his face, Yusuf has two Thai boxing designs and a yin yang symbol on the back of his head. But he believes potential bosses should be more open-minded about his inkings. Yusuf said: “It is really getting...
  • NYC Realtor Offers Employees Pay Raise For Getting Tattoo Of Company Logo

    05/01/2013 6:09:48 AM PDT · by Third Person · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 30th, 2013 | Emily Smith
    If your company offered you a pay raise to tattoo its logo on your body, would you do it? A New York City real estate company made the offer and dozens of employees are getting inked. As CBS 2′s Emily Smith reported Tuesday, a tattoo can be a way to show off your personality. For Rapid Realty employees, it is the fast track to a 15 percent pay raise if you get inked with the company logo. There are no size or location restrictions. Brooke Koropatnick got hers behind the ear. “I had a paycheck coming in what was a...
  • Obama discusses the ‘family tattoo’

    04/24/2013 6:57:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    Obama discusses the ‘family tattoo’ By: Kevin Robillard April 24, 2013 08:41 AM EDT President Barack Obama revealed he and first lady Michelle Obama have a master plan to prevent their two daughters from getting tattoos. “What we’ve said to the girls is that ‘If you guys ever decide to get a tattoo, then Mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo,’” Obama said on NBC’s “Today” in an interview that aired Wednesday. Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, are tattoo-free so far.
  • Horror as man with grotesque face tattoo 'beat his newborn son for two months....

    04/03/2013 4:29:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: Horror as man with grotesque face tattoo 'beat his newborn son for two months leaving the infant blind and brain-damaged' A 30-year-old Georgia has been charged with viciously beating his eight-week-old son, leaving the infant with severe brain damage. According to authorities, 30-year-old Joseph Rucker McFall, of Austell, shook, tossed and struck the newborn between August 30 and October 29 of last year. The Baby boy suffered multiple broken bones and an acute brain injury that is believed to have left him blind. McFall was indicted last week on two counts of cruelty to children and two counts...
  • Nobody Should Tattoo Obama On Their Body Without Getting A Pair Of These..

    02/27/2013 5:24:33 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Possible

    02/25/2013 9:21:41 AM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Txchnologist.com ^ | February 19, 2013 | Charles Q. Choi
    Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.
  • Shock Video (removed by YouTube) Toddler Screams While Mother Watches As He Gets Tattoo

    01/29/2013 2:14:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 71 replies
    KTRH ^ | Michael Berry
    (Jason Howerton) An extremely disturbing video showing a mother physically restraining her crying toddler while he is seemingly given a tattoo has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. People across the globe are expressing outrage at the brazen act of what many are calling child abuse. In the video, the toddler screams in agony as he is held down while one man draws the tattoo with a needle. At one point, the mother appears to say “mire, mire” — Spanish for “look.” Hardcore dance music can be heard playing in the background for the duration of the video.
  • (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,...
  • Jason Barnum arraigned

    09/15/2012 3:15:50 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 13 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | 9/14/12 | Marc Lester
    Jason Barnum is arraigned at the Anchorage Jail for attempted murder and other charges on Friday, September 14, 2012. Barnum was arrested at the scene of a shooting at the Merrill Field Inn on Thursday.
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Tattoos spread Montrose church's Lenten message

    02/23/2012 8:05:27 AM PST · by Jaded · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/23/12 | Kate Shellnutt
    Asking his congregation to get permanent tattoos as a part of their Lenten observances may be one of the craziest things Ecclesia pastor Chris Seay has done at his artsy, pop-culture-savvy Montrose church. Seay and Ecclesia's artist-in-residence, Scott Erickson, initially hoped to find 10 people to get inked with designs representing the Stations of the Cross, 10 moments that illustrate the story of Jesus' death. The idea wasn't so crazy to the Ecclesia community, because about 50 of them answered Seay's call and have been tattooed with Erickson's custom-designed images of birds, hands, roses, trees and short phrases written in...
  • TATTOO

    01/29/2012 11:40:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies · 1+ views
    net | Jan 30, 2012 | swampsniper
    I don't know who made this one but it's a great job!