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Artist Takes Strangers' Tattooed Secrets to His Grave

Most of the secrets inked onto Andrew Henderson's body weren't even his own

(Newser) - Andrew Henderson knew he didn't have long to live due to his lymphoblastic lymphoma, which doctors told him was incurable. And so he held a "living funeral" last weekend, per the CBC , and the "Taking It to the Grave" event was a testament to the "ebullient... More »

Tattoo Artist Offers Free Tattoos to Cover Self-Harm Scars

Response is so overwhelming she has to limit number to 50

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Australian tattoo artist is making headlines after offering free tattoos to people with scars from self-harm, BuzzFeed reports. "I want you to be able to look down at the scars that bring you pain, embarrassment, shame, and be able to put those feelings behind you and instead... More »

Man Loses Needle in Arm, Finds It in ... Big Toe

Tattoo artist gets painful surprise 40 years later

(Newser) - An amateur tattooist who lost a half-inch needle in his arm was surprised to find it 40 years later—in one of his big toes, Australia's News Network reports. Ulf Bergström of Mala, Sweden, says he lost the needle while tattooing himself in 1974. He was worried enough... More »

DC Proposes 24-Hour Waiting Period for ... Tattoos

District health department says it will protect customers

(Newser) - Waiting periods: They're not just for guns anymore. In DC, the health department is pushing to add a mandatory 24-hour waiting period for tattoos and piercings, the Washington Post reports. A department official says the proposal—part of a larger package of industry reforms which includes a ban on... More »

Porn Stars Killed Tattooist: Cops

Adult film stars arrested in grisly scheme to kill, rob tattoo artist

(Newser) - Two porn actors have been arrested and charged with the murder of a Florida tattoo artist, the St. Petersburg Times reports. Police say Amanda Logue, 28, and Jason Andrews, 27, executed Dennis Abrahamsen, 41. Abrahamsen was found stabbed and beaten to death on May 16, one night after hiring Logue... More »

Georgia Couple Busted for Tattooing Own Kids

Patty Jo Marsh, Jacob Bartels make bail, get children back

(Newser) - A Georgia couple is out on bond after being charged with illegally tattooing six of their children because the kids wanted to be more like them. "If I’m such a bad parent, then how come they brought the kids back right after I got out jail?" asked Patty... More »

Outlaw Tagger Goes Corporate

(Newser) - With clients like Universal Studios, and Nike, Mister Cartoon still has street cred. In fact, that’s what makes the 39-year-old graffiti artist, tattoo artist, fashion designer, and car customizer such a sought-after corporate image maker, the Los Angeles Times reports. Cartoon’s designs—which mix Chicano gang culture and... More »

Infected Tattoo Linked to Man's Death

He dies of blood clot 10 days after birthday present from lover

(Newser) - An infected tattoo has been linked to the death of a 35-year-old British man, a medical panel has determined. The man died of a blood clot in his lungs 10 days after receiving the tattoo, a birthday present from his girlfriend, on his right calf, reports the Telegraph. The lethal... More »

Want Free Art? Get A Tattoo

Canadian artists trade artworks for flesh space

(Newser) - A growing number of Canadian artists are giving away art to fans who are willing to wear it permanently, the Globe & Mail reports. The art buffs get free prints and a tattoo, while artists put their work out there on human flesh. "When I say 'this is by... More »

Like, Get Inked at the Mall!

Chain-store tattoo parlors aim for a mainstream crowd

(Newser) - Now that piercings have become passé mall culture is taking on a new taboo: tattoos. With several chain parlors springing up at shopping centers across the country, the intrepid can now get inked in homogenized comfort by salaried artists with 401(k) plans—a radical departure from the traditional tattoo scene... More »

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