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  • Now, TATS commitment! Trend for his-and-hers wedding etchings sees loved-up couples [tr]

    04/24/2017 6:21:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2017 | Jo Tweedy
    Loved up couples are going to the chapel...and then straight to the tattoo parlour, as the trend for getting etched after walking down the aisle grows. From matching diamond tattoos on ring fingers to inked drawings of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, sharing an etching with your betrothed is hot to trot. Elsewhere, other smitten souls have had the date of their nuptials carved into their skin and even matching 'I do' tattoos writ large on their biceps.
  • 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
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 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 Military.com, 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
    Yahoo.com ^ | 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...