Chris Baker, founder of INK 180, provides free cover-up tattoos to sex trafficking victims and old gang members
And do certain businesses such as tattoo shops and stores selling drug paraphernalia create a bad impression for visitors?
On Tuesday, planning commissioners tackled this issue after the Petaluma Downtown Association sent a letter earlier this year urging the city to revise zoning for businesses that have “a potentially offensive, blighting and/or deteriorating effect upon surrounding areas.”
Three city workers in Osaka who made headlines earlier this year for refusing to participate in a survey from Mayor Toru Hashimoto have submitted petitions with over 3,000 signatures calling for an apology and to have their disciplinary action reversed. Back in May, Hashimoto launched what many saw as a personal campaign against public employees with tattoos, which are heavily stigmatized in Japan as having criminal associations, after several Osaka residents complained of seeing glimpses of the ink beneath the workers’ clothing.
Excellent response to David Whitley’s piece on Colin Kaepernick.
I can’t say much about Ink Master, but I have recently gotten hooked on Tattoo Nightmares. It is amazing to see a horrible tattoo turned into a masterpiece with almost zero trace of the original. The quality of work I have seen so far has been top notch and the show is very entertaining. There is a distinct lack of the drama that usually overwhelms this type of show and the reenactments over the customers stories are very well done with a good amount of humor thrown in.
Spike TV has greenlit new seasons of reality series Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares. Season three of Ink Master will debut in the summer of 2013 with 13 one-hour episodes. The 26 new episodes of freshman Tattoo Nightmares will run in 2013. Both series will go back into production early in 2013.