April 10, 2015 |
TATTOOS WERE everywhere in Courtroom 608 yesterday. Men with dollar signs on their hands sat by women with stars on their cheekbones in the Criminal Justice Center. Some had lips on their necks and roses peeking out from their cleavage, and at least one man had a tattoo inside his ear that just looked like engine grease. Gary Valecce, 53, sat in the gallery with them all, the right sleeve of his jacket pulled up to reveal a dark tattoo with hints of blue and emerald green from his elbow to his wrist.
March 20, 2015 |
Lorraine Lukach explains why she's got a fabulous dragon tattoo on her right hip. "As you get older," says the retired middle school guidance department secretary, 64, "there are things you do that you never would have done in the past. " Pete, her husband of 41 years, nods from across their Deptford living room. He also has postretirement tattoos, including a spectacular "Turkish eye" on the inside of his right forearm. "After she got hers, it forced me to get something I wanted," says Pete, 66, who followed up his debut tattoo (the legendary "Dead Man's Hand" of aces and eights)
March 16, 2015 |
There was a time when even the most confident of ink-wearers feared that hand tattoos would render them forever unemployable. No more. The trendlet Tattoo artists are routinely etching letters below knuckles to create words (among the most popular is love ). And graphics just above the nail bed - such as shamrocks, musical clefs, and ankhs - are favorite tiny tats. Some couples have wedding bands tattooed on their fingers. And hearts, punctuation marks, card symbols, and celestial bodies decorate the sides of fingers.
July 14, 2014 |
Rubber bands snapping really hard - painfully hard - against the skin. That's what laser treatment feels like to Marianne Morrison, who is getting three of her tattoos removed, including a large iris on the right side of her neck. It hurts more than getting a tattoo done in the first place, said Morrison, 40, of Germantown. If only she'd listened to her husband, local tattoo artist Eric Eaton, who grudgingly did the ink she's trying to erase. But the bartender wants to take the edge off her appearance and look more professional before starting nursing school.
April 4, 2014 |
Police have arrested four people who held a 52-year-old Mayfair man captive in his own home for nearly two days, during which they forcibly tattooed him with what officers called "inappropriate racial and sexual images. " Three of those arrested were his roommates. Police said the man flagged down police officers a block from his house on the 3100 block of Brighton Street about 9 a.m. Tuesday and told them he had been held against his will since 3 p.m. Sunday. He said three of his roommates, plus a fourth man from Bustleton, had assaulted him - and he showed police bruises to his hands, eyes, ribs, and torso.
April 3, 2014 |
THE MEN and women held and restrained him. They marked him up with tattoos of genitals and racial stereotypes, he said. They were, he believed, his friends with whom he shared a basement residence in Mayfair. Police yesterday were trying to unravel the bizarre case of a 52-year-old man who says he was forcibly tatted up by his four roommates over two days ending sometime yesterday, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman. Cops were called by the victim and arrived about 10 a.m. to the house on Brighton Street near Hawthorne.
February 27, 2014 |
CAMDEN Handing out fliers with the sketch of a man with three stars tattooed below his left eye, Camden County detectives sought help Tuesday in solving a shooting that left a man dead and put a child in the hospital. The detectives began knocking on doors about 2:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Sewell Street, where Kenny Moultrie, 39, was killed about 12:45 p.m. Feb. 17. A 12-year-old boy also shot in the incident remained at Cooper University Hospital on Tuesday in stable condition, after arriving in critical condition last week.
February 3, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA The tattoo Manuel Eliopoulos got inked on his right thigh Friday - a striking depiction of Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings movies - was still fresh, raw. Nonetheless, artist Chad Miskimon was busy Saturday filling in Eliopoulos' second tattoo of the weekend, a full-color rendering of Superman on his left thigh. "He's so iconic, you can't go wrong with him," said Eliopoulos, a 22-year-old University of Maryland student, comic book fan, and, for the last six months or so, tattoo devotee.
November 19, 2013 |
ARCHBISHOP WOOD senior Chris Gary was finishing up with one reporter after the Vikings plundered Martin Luther King, 52-8, for the AAA City Championship Saturday, when a second reporter requested a word. "All this press," Gary said, cheesing, "I'm not used to this. " How about a picture, too? "Shoulda gotten my hair cut," he joked as he quickly coiffed with his hand. Now that he's photo-shoot fresh . . . Click. "I almost feel like a celebrity," he said, laughing. "I mean, it's a first for me because I'm so underneath the radar.
October 28, 2013 |
Some call it the "icing on the cake. " Others deem it the "illusion of a protrusion. " But for Patricia Missiras, 57, of Brookhaven, having 3-D areolas and nipples tattooed to her reconstructed breasts goes much deeper. It's part of her quest to put her bilateral mastectomy, chemo, and radiation firmly in the rear-view mirror. "I want to look as normal as I did before," she says. "I know it's not going to look exactly the same, but I want to get back to where I was before all of this happened.