These are the stories of people with “memorial tattoos” — reminders of lost loved ones etched beneath the skin. Deborah Davidson, a professor of sociology at York University, has compiled an online gallery of pictures and stories that offers a glimpse of the phenomenon.
Important warning about tattooing over moles.
Interesting article, but I’m struggling to figure out how a tattoo on the calf or shoulder of a man would be a barrier to employment. How often do men bear their shoulders and calves while at work?
Luis Orozco had ferocious orange-and-black tigers snarling out from each of his calves.
Juan Velasquez had a massive red, white and blue eagle spread across his shoulder.
Yolanda Carretero had an old English-style “L” and flower on her left hand.
They were among several dozen people who flocked to a low-cost tattoo removal clinic in San Pablo, Calif. recently. Sponsored by the San Pablo Economic Development Corp., the monthly clinic is the first step of the city’s Removing Barriers program that soon will add training on job-readiness and fiscal responsibility.
Quick little article discussing some of the history of tattoos throughout the world.
This is an interesting story. From all accounts I have read, Hernandez was examined by experts and found to have no gang related tattoos on his body. How exactly is this new rule going to help things if the worst offender in the league would have passed the inspection?