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Man Sentenced for Giving Girl Tattoo
A Tarzana man was sentenced to six months in jail Friday at Van Nuys Municipal Court for giving a 16-year-old girl a permanent tattoo he told her would wash off, authorities said.
Edward Flores, 27, received the maximum sentence that could be imposed under a law prohibiting the tattooing of anyone under the age of 18, said Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn.
Flores tattooed a rose measuring 2 1/4 by 5 inches on the girl's upper right arm. He pleaded guilty to the charge.
The incident occurred at a New Year's Eve party last year, when Flores was giving several other people washable tattoos, officials said.
The girl's mother discovered the tattoo a few days later and took her to the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley station to complain.
Today is April Fool's day. Keep that in mind before worrying about a YouTube shutdown or run out to buy the new "Google Nose." Naturally, tattoos have not escaped the madcapness.
In Australia, heavily tattooed rugby hottie Sandor Earl got club sponsor Huawei's logo on his right thigh, or that's what some thought, considering his extensive collection. The news made Twitter go atwitter, but then we all just became transfixed staring at his thighs and nothing else mattered in the world.
My favorite tattoo April Fool was the moodINQ: Programmable Tattoo System by ThinkGeek -- a scientific breakthrough in tattoo ink that lets you change your tattoos to fit your mood. If you read the comments to the April Fool post, you'll see that most people were more concerned with my repeated use of the word "tats" (also a joke), than the lack of commitment.
And there have been a host of others: the Tattoos4Toddlers hoax in 2003 -- a supposed tattoo shop created for kids -- got people's diapers in a bunch before they realized that some "wacky DJs" had concocted it for their morning show.
Even National Public Radio got in on the action in 1994, on their All Things Considered show, and reported that teenagers who got the logos of companies, like Pepsi, tattooed on their bodies would receive a lifetime 10% discount on that company's products.
There's been some buzz over the break-up between Skin & Ink magazine and its long-time editor Bob Baxter--who now has his own tattoo blog. Ignoring the gossip and focusing on the content, it seems Bob has rallied his old team of writers and photographers to contribute to his new site. Yesterday, he featured a profile of one of my favorite artists by one of my favorite writers:
Check out Lars Krutak's Colin Dale and the "Forbidden Tattoo."
The article discusses Colin's signature Neo-Nordic tattoo style and intricate dotwork, his hand-poked techniques and skin-stitching (as seen above), and his new studio Skin & Bone in Copenhagen, Denmark. [The article was written before the studio officially opened. Today it is thriving with art exhibits and guests artists as well as Colin's own stellar tattooing.]
The central focus of the article, however, is how Colin fulfilled the wish of Julia Machindano by giving her the facial tattoo worn by her Makonde ancestors called the dinembo. Lars offers more on the history behind these tattoos:
Traditionally, Makonde men and women received facial tattoos at puberty and before marriage. Often times these designs consisted of a series of stacked chevrons called lichumba or "deep angles." Incisions were made with a knife-like iron instrument called a chipopo and vegetable carbon from the castor bean plant was rubbed into the incisions, producing a dark blue color. When the extremely painful facial tattooing was executed, boys and girls were sometimes buried up to their necks in the earth so that they would not flinch as the tattooist cut open their living flesh. For the Makonde, facial tattoos were not only symbols of great courage; they were also the truest expressions of Makonde tribal identity itself.