Another edition of better late than never news from around the globe…
This article was submitted by Jessie, is this the future of tattoos?
Gavin let me know about an Australian man that got a Eurail tattoo to realize his 80-year-old parents’ dream. Also out of Australia, body piercings gone wrong are landing “scores” of Victorians in the hospital.
Brendan sent me this strange little blurb about a man with a fake Moko, in New Zealand.
The Toronto Sun has a pictorial up titled “The World’s Most Intricate Tattoos“. It’s always interesting to see what mainstream media chooses when they write this type of article.
In California, an assemblywoman is lobbying to regulate the tattoo industry. This is always an interesting debate and certainly good arguments have been made for both pro and con. In this particular case, assemblywoman Ma seems to have done her homework as the APP is currently backing her, according to the article that can be read here.
The United States Marine Corps has updated its policy on tattoos, you can read more about that here. In tenuously related news, Forensic Magazine has an article up about an innovative tattoo matching technology that will help law enforcement identify suspects, criminals and victims through their tattoos.
Finally, Luis sent me a link to this video of a British television show called Distraction. The video is 9 minutes, 47 seconds. Contestants are asked questions while a “distraction” is happening and in this case, the contestants are getting pierced. Thanks Luis!
That’s it for this week. Enjoy your weekend!