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  • Sally Struthers Arrested for DUI

    Jason Barnum is arraigned at the Anchorage Jail for attempted murder and other charges, Sept. 14, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Barnum is charged with shooting and wounding an Anchorage Police Department officer, Sept. 13, 2012, in a room of the Merrill Field Inn as the officer and two other officers were investigating recent burglaries.
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  • Man Turns Freak Accident Into Art

    Heine Braeck, 33, from Sarpsborg, Norway lost his arm in a freak accident has had his stump transformed by a tattoo artist into a Dolphin.
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  • 'Vampire Woman' Completely Covered in Tattoos

    Anthony Garcia may have gotten away with a 2004 murder outside a liquor store if it wasn't for the fact that he tattooed a detailed mural of the crime scene across his chest that authorities recognized. One of Garcia's tattoos shows a man with the body of a peanut being hit by bullets and falling back toward the liquor store. In gang slang, the word "peanut" is used to derisively describe a rival gang member. "He tattooed his confession on his chest. You have a degree of fate with this," Capt. Mike Parker told the Los Angeles Times.
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  • Tattoos

    After Kimberley Vlaeminck's proposed lawsuit against tattoo artist Rouslan Toumaniantz made headlines around the world, Vlaeminck admitted that she lied to reporters. Vlaeminck originally claimed that she wanted Toumaniantz to tattoo three stars on her face but he tattooed 56 stars instead, while she fell asleep during the procedure. She told British newspaper, "The Daily Telegraph" that she "initially adored" the tattoos, but after her father reacted angrily to them she made up a story to blame Toumaniantz instead. The tattooist has since withdrawn his offer to pay for half the cost of removing the tattoos. He also plans to get written consent from all his clients in advance of any tattooing in the future.
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    Russian synchronized swimmer Anastasia Davydova has a trail of butterflies tattooed on her back.
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  • Blacklight Tattoos

    No, it's not an X-ray. It's actually the hottest trend in tattoo art. Richie, an artist in Canon City, Colo., has achieved fame for these black light tattoos that are almost invisible in daylight but show in great detail with a black light. Richie says that black light tattoos are more expensive and take longer, but that his clients love them.
    Richie, American Tattoo Society
  • No Regrets

    Chewbacca, Han Solo's Wookie co-pilot in "Star Wars," has ventured into a galaxy of his own -- the furry warrior landed on a fan's shin. At least the Wookie wasn't frozen in carbonite like his renegade flying partner.
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  • No Regrets

    Critics may have bashed this 2006 flick, but one film-goer felt compelled to tattoo "Snakes on a Plane" on his body.
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  • No Regrets

    Former "Price Is Right" host Bob Barker made it into the hearts of households nationwide on the beloved daytime game show, but the retiree also has made it onto someone's arm. With the signature line, "Come on Down," tattooed below Barker's portrait, this crazy individual has certainly won the prize, and we're not talking about the showcase showdown! <p>Authors Yael and Chen were exchanging tales of bad dates in a New York bar when their discussion spiralled into a year-long quest for the worst tattoos ever. The duo traveled to tattoo conventions and parlors across the country gathering photographs and stories to complete this coffee table read.
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  • Blacklight Tattoos

    If you think you may regret getting a tattoo years later or your occupation prevents you from getting one, perhaps the black light tattoo is the answer for you. After it heals in 12 months to 18 months, the tattoo will be virtually invisible to the naked eye. Under black light, it's a unique artistic expression.
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  • Tattoo Festival

    The Hell City Tattoo Festival was held this past weekend at the Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Organizers said the annual event -- which featured seminars, live entertainment and the chance to come away with a tattoo of your own (providing you were over 18) -- attracted some 6,000 people from all over the country over the three-day weekend.
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  • Tattoo Festival

    Tattoo supply vendors showcased their inks, needles and tattoo guns to sell to some of the best tattoo artists in the world. The event also hosted professional seminars (blood-borne pathogens, magnetic finger jewelry, dynamic lighting) and exhibited the artists' best work.
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  • Tattoo Festival

    David Zielinski from Milwaukee, Wisc., got his first tattoo in 1964 and goes to tattoo festivals like Hell City mainly to show off his bodysuit tattoo. He only has a few more areas to ink, including the tops of his feet. "There's always work to do, I always have some spots I can fill in," said Zielinski who gets worked on once or twice a month.
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  • Tattoo Festival

    Tattoo artists once used rakes and chisels before applying pigment to the skin. Fortunately, times have changed. Sterile instruments and years of apprenticeship have improved safety. Artists usually begin the process with a sketch or an outline, applying that template to the skin. They then work the needle and ink with diligence and care for hours at a time. The sensation, clients report, is similar to a bee sting, a slight tickling or a sunburn.
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  • Tattoo Festival

    Some tattoo fanatics came to Phoenix specifically to be tattooed by their favorite artists, traveling across the country for the detailed craftsmanship the artists bring. "Tattoo" first appeared in explorer James Cook's reports from his 1769 South Pacific expedition; in Tahitian, "tattau" means "to mark."
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  • Tattoo Festival

    Though their preferred canvas may be skin, many tattoo artists showcased their more traditional fine art as well. This "art fusion" was meant to show that tattoo artists are capable of more than just body art. The festival also featured seminars on specific styles in tattoo technique, such as a workshop in black and grey tattoos.
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