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Tattoo Chapter 3.6

August 31st, 2008

Glory came to an abrupt stop at the edge of a small clearing. Somehow she’d gotten turned around in the dark. Little fingers and hands poked through the barred window of a small metal box, well small for over a dozen children. That window and a slot at the base of the door provided the only ventilation. In the summer, something like that would have been hellish. Even at this time of year with relatively cool temperatures, it must have been as bad as any concentration camp. Some of the children had been missing for weeks.

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In the News: Suspension Performer Falls at Tattoo Festival

August 30th, 2008
While putting on a show at the Deerfield Beach tattoo convention, suspension performer Jimmy Pinango broke his leg when the rigging that was supposed to hold him up broke, sending him falling 12 feet to the ground. Fortunately, emergency personnel was already on the scene as part of a regular precaution to this type of event.

More News This Week:


Men Charged in Scissors Attack to Remove Tattoos


Tattoo Shop Hosts Benefit for Seniors After Blaze


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April’s Tribal Piece

August 29th, 2008
No offense to people with tribal tattoos, but they (the tattoos, not the people) generally don’t generate much interest from me.

Unless they are incorporated into a bigger design concept (like this tiger lily piece), they don’t seem particularly interesting. I know, I know, that’s a sweeping generalization, and there will always be exceptions.

But tribal arm bands, anklets, or lower back designs are just that: designs. Often aesthetically pleasing, sometimes not. These tattoos (again, generally) are more about the look of the piece and the desire for a tattoo, than about a deep meaning about a specific person or event. Sure, you may have got that tribal piece to commemorate the time that your dog Lassie saved your son Timmy from a rattlesnake in the bottom of a well, but how does such a blogworthy event translate into an inked pattern?

But, I digress. The title of this post is “April’s Tribal.” On occasion, a tribal piece does call out to me, as April’s did last Friday at the 86th Street subway platform in Bay Ridge. Again, there is no earth-shattering story behind it, and had it been smaller in scope on an ankle or lower back, I may have kept walking.

But April’s tattoo is bold and striking:


She had this inked in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, by a friend with whom she has lost touch. He was just starting out as a tattooist.

She had initially envisioned having a short sleeve, but after the initial back piece was completed, she just never finished it off. April didn’t seem too concerned, though: “It’s on my back, so I never see it,” she smiled.

Thanks to April for sharing her tribal piece with us here at Tattoosday!

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