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The Chop: Sky cancels TV carpentry show over contestant's tattoos

Sky will not broadcast its TV carpentry contest The Chop after an investigation into a contestant's face tattoos found they "could be connected to far-right ideologies".
The first episode aired earlier this month but the rest of the series has now been cancelled.
The participant was accused of having Nazi symbols on his face, but he denies they have any such meanings.

I want to see them now.
 

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I know of some cross-stitchers who have tattoos to match.
The artist who did my first tattoo was an alcoholic who did ink in the mornings and custom car spraying in the afternoons.
It was that way round because he didn't get the shakes until after lunch.
 

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This father exercised the best of loving intentions, but I'm still not sure he exercised the best personal judgment, in getting a tattoo to be supportive of his son.
Like son, like father: Alberta dad gets tattoo to match son's birthmark

A Canadian father endured painful hours under a tattoo needle to help his “self-conscious” son accept a birthmark on his torso.

Edmonton-based Derek Prue Sr was inspired to get inked after noticing his son did not want to take off his shirt when he went swimming.

“I knew he was self-conscious and that made me want just to show him that he wasn’t the only one, like, we both have the same mark,” Prue said. The inking was much more intense than he anticipated, he said.

“... I thought it was going to be a few hours. It was, like, 30.”

Prue unveiled the surprise to his son ... earlier this month.

“He took off his shirt, and then there was a huge tattoo of my birthmark there,” the 8-year-old boy recalled, adding he felt happy - and a little confused.

The dad’s red-wine colored tattoo covers part of his chest and belly and extends under his left arm. The dad is much larger than the son; so the tattoo had to be larger, too, to be in proportion. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-tattoo-to-match-sons-birthmark-idUSKBN28P2R5
 

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This father exercised the best of loving intentions, but I'm still not sure he exercised the best personal judgment, in getting a tattoo to be supportive of his son.


FULL STORY: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-tattoo-to-match-sons-birthmark-idUSKBN28P2R5
That type of birthmark is responsive to laser therapy, especially in babies and very young children. I'm wondering why the parents didn't try that.
They are Canadian so cost wouldn't be a problem. They'd've been advised accordingly when he was born.
 

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That type of birthmark is responsive to laser therapy, especially in babies and very young children. I'm wondering why the parents didn't try that.
They are Canadian so cost wouldn't be a problem. They'd've been advised accordingly when he was born.

Agreed ... My first thought was that laser removal of the son's birthmark would be more of a direct solution at probably less cost.

Maybe the Canadian health system doesn't cover the procedure, or maybe it's considered 'cosmetic' and reserved for patients over a certain age. This latter angle made me wonder what would happen if a decade from now the son has his birthmark removed and the father is left with a tattoo that doesn't represent or reflect anything anymore.
 

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Agreed ... My first thought was that laser removal of the son's birthmark would be more of a direct solution at probably less cost.

Maybe the Canadian health system doesn't cover the procedure, or maybe it's considered 'cosmetic' and reserved for patients over a certain age. This latter angle made me wonder what would happen if a decade from now the son has his birthmark removed and the father is left with a tattoo that doesn't represent or reflect anything anymore.
What struck me was that the child apparently reached the age of 8 without his parents noticing that he was embarrassed by the birthmark. It's as if there'd been no discussion of it, though the child must have noticed that other kids don't have them.

He could have had treatment as a baby under the Canadian health system but it's unpleasant so perhaps the parents decided against it. Too late now.

Perhaps the real issue here is bullying, if the boy has been made to feel embarrassed about the birthmark.
 

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A coat of arms is only granted to a person, never a family. You're could it tattooed on you though.
The coat of arms of George Martin, producer for the Beatles. I see a House Martin, (only) three beetles and a zebra that must represent the zebra crossing of Abbey Road. Amore solum opus est seems to be Latin for a famous Beatles track.
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Tattoos reveal secrets of man whose flayed skin was nailed to a board

The unique flayed skin of an anonymous man has revealed unexpected details about his life. Analysis of the tattoos on his body reveals he was French, a seafarer, loved a woman named Flourine and may have died in prison.

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The gruesome artefact is currently held in a private collection in London. It consists of most of the skin of the man’s torso and limbs, which was nailed to a wooden board. Somebody then added horse hair stuffing between the skin and the board in order to produce a 3D-like appearance somewhat reminiscent of a complete body.

The skin’s current curator has tended to refer to the skin as Monsieur Bonheur, because the word “Bonheur” (meaning “happiness” in French) is tattooed above the man’s groin. Curious about the skin’s history, the curator contacted Martin Smith at Bournemouth University, UK, and asked him to investigate.

“As far as we are aware, the skin is unique in Europe,” says Smith. Before the study, little was known about its origin or date, except that it was acquired in France and that some of the tattoos included French text, he says. But other tattoos were too difficult to discern with the naked eye.

Using a spectroscopic technique, Smith and his colleagues dated the wooden board to around 1861. They studied the skin under different coloured lights and filters developed for forensic investigations, as well as under infrared light. This revealed the details of around 60 tattoos.

The words “Vive la Flotte” (“Long live the fleet”) and an anchor appear to identify the man as a seafarer, says Smith, while a portrait might represent Flourine, a woman mentioned twice, including in the line “Flourine Je T’aime” (“Flourine I love you”). One tattoo shows a uniformed man chained to a pillar inscribed with the year 1883 and a bird holding the word “Liberté” (“freedom”).

“Many of the preserved samples of tattooed skin collected in France and elsewhere during the 19th century were taken from convicts who had died in prison,” says Smith. “This latter tattoo could be interpreted as consistent with such a circumstance, apparently depicting a prisoner either sentenced or perhaps due for release in 1883.”

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"The words “Vive la Flotte

A shame it wasn't the following:

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as I'd love to know when that gag originated.
 

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I knew a guy that had, tattooed on his neck
'To Day, Tomorrow, Forever'

Regarding the earler post about the guy with the nose tattooed on his arm, maybe he asked for a rose to a hard of hearing tattooist :p
 

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"maybe he asked for a rose to a hard of hearing tattooist "

... and make it a big, red one.
 

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A woman who has spent over $37,000 modifying her body reveals she went blind for three weeks after getting her eyeballs tattooed with blue ink.

Here's a similar story. A Texas woman who had her eyeballs inked purple experienced major vision problems which have been only partially corrected to date.
Woman, 26, who 'lost her SIGHT' after having her eyeballs tattooed purple because the artist 'made a mistake' insists she has no regrets because she still loves the look

  • Sarah Sabbath, 26, from Texas, has spent around $3,000 to $4,000 on tattoos
  • Speaking to Truly, she said she was left unable to see after getting her eyes inked
  • Eventually sought help from an eye specialist and her sight has since improved

A woman has claimed she lost her sight after having her eyeballs tattooed - yet insists she still loves her new look and has 'no regrets'.

Sarah Sabbath, 26, from El Paso, Texas, has spent around $3,000 to $4,000 on the ink which completely covers her body.

But speaking to Truly, she revealed she was left unable to see or 'do anything' after a tattoo artist working on her eyes 'didn't put enough saline solution into the ink mixture'. ...

Sarah eventually sought help from an eye specialist who gave her a series of drops which have improved her sight - although she said her vision 'still bothers her'. ...

Recalling how the tattoo artist used 'too much ink and not enough water' when inking her eyes, Sarah said: 'I had a very difficult time doing anything.

'I could not watch TV, I didn't like being around bright lights and I didn't like being outside,' she said. 'I got very, very depressed from it.' ...
FULL STORY: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/...says-lost-SIGHT-having-eyeballs-tattooed.html
 

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What did she expect? I have little sympathy.
 

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I've got a few and they mean nothing to me.

I was raging drunk when I had most of them done and woke up with them. Oh well.
Be glad you didn't wake up with your eyes tattooed black.
 

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A bloke I know once said to me that his first tattoo was really special and meant special things to him. He said that by the time he had had his umpteenth tattoo he was asked its significance. "It's just a sausage 'cos I like sausages."
 

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A bloke I know once said to me that his first tattoo was really special and meant special things to him. He said that by the time he had had his umpteenth tattoo he was asked its significance. "It's just a sausage 'cos I like sausages."

If he got it tattooed on his todger it could go from chipolata to jumbo.
 

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Oldest known tattooing tools.

Ancient tattooing tools are tough to find or even recognize as implements for creating skin designs.

But new microscopic studies of two turkey leg bones with sharpened ends indicate that Native Americans used these items to make tattoos between around 5,520 and 3,620 years ago.

These pigment-stained bones are the world’s oldest known tattooing tools, say archaeologist Aaron Deter-Wolf of the Tennessee Division of Archaeology in Nashville and his colleagues. The find suggests that Native American tattoo traditions in eastern North America extend back more than a millennium earlier than previously thought (SN: 3/4/19). Ötzi the Iceman, who lived around 5,250 years ago in Europe, displays the oldest known tattoos (SN: 1/13/16), but researchers haven’t found any of the tools used to make the Iceman’s tattoos.

Excavations in 1985 revealed these turkey bones and other elements of a probable tattoo kit in a man’s burial pit at Tennessee’s Fernvale site, the researchers report in the June Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. Damage on and near the tips of the two turkey leg bones resembles distinctive wear previously observed on experimental tattooing tools made from deer bones, Deter-Wolf’s team says. In that research, tattooed lines in fresh slabs of pig skin were produced by a series of punctures with tools that had tips coated in a homemade ink. Experimental tattooing left ink remnants several millimeters from tools’ tips, a pattern also seen with red and black pigment residues on the Fernvale tools. ...

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/oldest-tattoo-tools-tennessee-native-american
 

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This 2007 Smithsonian article provides an overview of tattoo history and cultural significance.
Tattoos
The Ancient and Mysterious History

Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment. Joann Fletcher, research fellow in the department of archaeology at the University of York in Britain, describes the history of tattoos and their cultural significance to people around the world, from the famous " Iceman," a 5,200-year-old frozen mummy, to today’s Maori. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/tattoos-144038580/
 
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