August 12, 2009
WHAT IS happening in today's society? I work near Broad and Spring Garden, and when I go to pick up lunch, it amazes me how many young girls have tattoos. I'd say that out of 10 females, seven have some sort of tattoo. Don't they know these tattoos are for life? Would it look proper when they go for a good-paying high-profile job interview or at a formal social affair? I'm old school and feel that women and young ladies should look like what they are. Why would they get a tattoo on the arm, forearm, neck or other visible place when it might affect them in the future?
April 2, 1986
Recently, a congressional committee dispensed with the Reagan administration's ridiculous proposal to require federal employees to submit to urine tests. Now William F. Buckley Jr., another rightist demagogue, suggests that AIDS victims be tattooed and that gays would be the principal beneficiaries of this since they are most at risk of contracting AIDS and could thereby more easily identify individuals infected with the disease. Since when has Mr. Buckley concerned himself with anything other than the denial of basic human rights to gays?
November 20, 2002 |
Wail 'til Allen Iverson hears this. The Memphis Grizzlies have announced a "Tix for Tats" promotion for tonight's game against the visiting 76ers. Any fan attending the game with a tattoo, no matter how small or large, will receive two tickets to a forthcoming game. Iverson, well-known for his variety of tattoos, is very popular in Memphis. The Sixers gave the Grizzlies one of their six sellouts last season. A woman accused by Michael Jordan of trying to extort $5 million from him claims he promised to pay her to keep her from filing a paternity lawsuit.
June 5, 1999 |
If Mike Keane keeps this up, he'll need to find a place for a third Stanley Cup tattoo. Keane, who has images of the two trophies he's won on his left ankle, sent host Dallas to the Cup finals by beating former teammate Patrick Roy twice as the Stars defeated Colorado last night, 4-1, in a Game 7 showdown. Dallas will open the series at home against Buffalo Tuesday night in the first Stanley Cup finals in Texas. "I'm not a goal scorer," said Keane, who nonetheless put two past the all-time winningest playoff goalie within 4 mintes, 5 seconds of the second period to give Dallas a 3-0 lead.
February 22, 2003 |
With its thick curlicues and sharp lines, the tattoo that hugs boxer Mike Tyson's left eye makes him look menacing, evil ... hungry to give a beat-down. It's supposed to. Tyson, who is scheduled to fight Clifford Etienne tonight in Memphis, is now sporting a tribal marking found on Maoris, the indigenous peoples of New Zealand, said Vince Hemingson, writer and producer of The Vanishing Tattoo, a forthcoming National Geographic documentary on the tribal art form. Hemingson said getting the tattoo was a rite of passage for Maoris.
January 28, 2005 |
About that Eagles tattoo . . . The photograph of Kurt Wagner's sharp new tattoo in yesterday's Inquirer caught the eagle eyes of some football fans. The fresh tattoo said "NFC Champions 2005. " "Let Kurt Wagner know that the Eagles are 2004 NFC champs and not 2005, as is on his leg," season-ticket holder Harry Fow of Philadelphia wrote in an e-mail. Although the championship game was last Sunday, it capped the 2004 season. "He'd better hope they win next year, also," added Fred Rhodes, a self-professed nitpicker from Willow Grove who also took the opportunity to gripe that too much official Eagles paraphernalia displays the team's eagle-head logo like a "loser," facing left, and that, technically, the millennium started on Jan. 1, 2001, not 2000.
July 16, 2008 |
In a lawsuit filed yesterday, a Camden County woman accused her orthopedic surgeon of "rubbing a temporary tattoo of a red rose" on her belly while she was under anesthesia. The patient discovered the tattoo below the panty line the next morning, when her husband was helping her get dressed to go home after the operation for a herniated disc, her attorney, Gregg A. Shivers, said in a phone interview yesterday. "She was extremely emotionally upset by it," said Shivers. The suit, filed on behalf of Elizabeth Mateo in Camden County Superior Court, seeks punitive and compensatory damages from Steven Kirshner, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with offices in Marlton and Lumberton, both in Burlington County.
March 7, 2012 |
When local tattoo artist Shane O'Neill was crowned Ink Master Tuesday night on the finals of the Spike reality competition show of the same name, you may have heard the screaming of his family and friends all the way from his shop in Middletown, Del. O'Neill, 40, an Aldan native who has a second parlor in Willow Grove, has known the results for nearly nine months, since the contest finished taping in New York. He just has been contractually barred from sharing the good news.
November 26, 1993 |
There are fascinating and eerie parallels between Arkady G. Bronnikov's study of convicts' tattoos in Russian gulags, which appeared in words and photographs on the New York Times op-ed page Nov. 6, and my investigation into the shrouded world of tattooing in the U.S. Senate. Like the prisons that Bronnikov visited, the Senate is an insular, predominantly male culture with a rigid hierarchy that is articulated through an almost impenetrably encoded lexicon and iconography. Although the gulag tattoo is typically rendered in a lurid pictorial style and the senatorial tattoo tends to be minimalist - designed for optimal legibility, like an Olympic mascot - both function as resumes of past deeds and indications of the bearer's place in the institutional pecking order.
May 7, 1998 |
Bank robbery suspect gives photographer a Bronx cheer as he's led away by police after employees at the First Union Bank branch on East Hunting Park Avenue in Juniata Park ID'd him as the man who robbed them yesterday of an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was identified by a tattoo under his eye and a cast on his arm. Police and the FBI said the man earlier had attempted to rob a PNC bank branch at I Street and Erie Avenue.