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Osaka Mayor tells employees to remove tattoos or find another job

We reported earlier on how a Japanese government surveyed employees about their tattoos, and now we are sad to say that those surveys and now being used to give employees the pink slip. The Guardian is reporting that the Mayor of Osaka is … Continue reading

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“No Ink” rule could cost Ireland beauty queen the “Miss World” title

A tattoo of a crucifix on her ankle could stand in the way of the new Miss Ireland’s world title hopes. The first runner up in the competition, Antrim’s Rebecca Maguire, was awarded the title last week after the original … Continue reading

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Japanese Government cracking down on employee tattoos

If you plan on getting a job in the city of Osaka, you’d better cover up those tattoos! The government in the Japanese city has begun surveying all its employees over whether they have tattoos and, if so, which parts … Continue reading

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LA Times reports on Chefs with food inspired tattoos

The LA Times recently did a great article on Chefs and their growing tattoo collections in the industry. The following article by Jessica Gelt is reposted in it’s entirety from the April 27th edition of the Los Angeles Times. Michael Voltaggio has no … Continue reading

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David Beckham Ad Pulled Due to Tattoo of Wife

So a HUGE scandal has broken out over in the UK since a supermarket chain sent out publicity posters of David Beckham with a provocative tattoo of Posh Spice to 47,000 schools and community groups. Outraged nursery staff complained to the … Continue reading

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Pimp in Madrid Tattoos Barcodes on Young Girls

Such a sad and unfortunately true story reported to us by CNN. A Spanish National Police investigation into two Madrid prostitution rings led to the rescue of a captive 19-year-old woman who was tattooed with a barcode on her wrist … Continue reading

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Can Medical Tattoos Be Legally Binding?

The following article is by Maria Sudekum Associated Press Tattoos have long served as fashion statements, but a small number of Americans are now relying on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose: to warn first responders about important … Continue reading

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