Reed’s mailer introduces the politics of tattoos

Now the politicians are trying to use tattoos in their negative ad campaigns. The question now is whether the people can see the ad for what it is, or will the tattoos be enough to make them think twice about voting for someone with so much ink.

“I thought it was an extreme act of desperation,” LaHood said of the mailer. “When you’ve been in office for 16 years and you’re being challenged on your record on child abuse and your lack of performance, your response is to send a picture of a guy with tattoos? This is indicative of all the BS that comes with politicians.”


Tattoo artists want kids to think before they ink

About three years ago, husband-and-wife team Sara Spruth and Eric Dean Spruth, both tattoo artists, started an outreach effort called Symbol of Thyself, in which they go into schools chatting up teens and pre-adolescents about the dangers of using unhygienic tools and the long-term social ramifications of marking themselves with permanent tattoos.

This sounds like a great program. Kids need to learn about tattoos early in order to make informed decisions that they won’t regret a few years down the road.


Soldiers race to get new ink before restrictions on tattoos begin

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Pfc. Thomas Linton walked into the Ink Well tattoo shop on Bragg Boulevard on Friday afternoon with cash in his pocket and a mission on his mind.

Before the ink dries on new Army rules that are expected to ban tattoos below the knee or elbow, Linton plans to get some more ink on himself.

It looks like the new policy is causing more people to run out and get tattoos while they still have the chance.