ModBlog News of the Week: December 10th, 2010

It’s that time of the week again.  Where you get to sit back, and unfurl the digital newspaper that is the ModBlog News of the week.  This week was surprisingly light on news, so this will probably be one of the shortest news posts that we’ve done in a long time.

To kick things off is a story out of Australia that is probably one of the most brutal tattoo related crimes I’ve read about.

At the time of the attack, Jason Tattersall wasn’t long out of prison, where he found out that 18-year-old Steven Jiminez had slept with his ex-girlfriend.  The 35-year-old father of two rang the teenager and threatened him before setting upon him at a house in New South Wales, Australia.   During the seven-hour attack, he kicked and punched Jiminez on the kitchen floor, hit him with the baseball bat and used a tattoo gun to ink ‘DOG’ on his forehead in green ink, telling him: ‘Have you learnt your lesson, c***? I’m gonna overdose you on heroin and leave you to die. That’s what a dirty c*** gets.’

‘The tattoo has left me unemployable… I cannot get a job… the shock on people’s faces just doesn’t describe it,’ he continued.  Tattersall, who also forced his victim to sign over ownership of his car, pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnap before receiving his jail sentence.

Thankfully the attacker is back in jail for at least the next 11 years.

Now, a number of people have sent me links about the man arrested at an airport as a result of his piercings.  The story describes a man who after being x-rayed, is pulled aside because of his ample genital piercings.  In the process of the pat down, the man gets so aroused he ejaculates onto the TSA agent.  He is then arrested for sexual assault, the pierced man, not the TSA agent.

The reason I haven’t published this story is because it is a hoax.  Snopes.com, which is known for busting internet myths, recently busted this myth, by linking to the original source, a satirical website, that admits the story was created as a joke.

Now then, there are still a couple more stories to cover, so keep on reading.

Thanks to a tattoo, a woman was able to identify her rapist.  Unfortunately it was also the tattoo that made her realize she was being raped in the first place.  You see, the woman thought she was having sex with her boyfriend when she noticed his tattoo was missing.  It was then that she realized it wasn’t him, rather it was his twin brother.

A woman told police she thought she was having sex with Rohrig’s brother in July 2009, but realized it was Jared Rohrig when she saw he didn’t have his brother’s tattoo. She alleges Rohrig continued the sex against her will.

In a ranking of dick moves to pull on your twin brother’s girl, I’d say that’s probably tops on the list.

Moving slightly away from the criminal activities, we have a story about a community coming together after the murder of a young man.

Their inch-long, rocket-shaped Polynesian tattoos mark them as a sort of tribe.  The tribe of Sean M. Stennett.

Stennett, 25, became Saginaw’s fourth homicide victim early on Dec. 2, when an unknown shooter or shooters opened fire on him from outside a door at 1501 Hancock in Saginaw.  Since Sunday, Byron Cronkright, co-owner of Drunken Monkey Tattoo, 312 S. Hamilton in Saginaw, said he’s tattooed a section from a tribal wristband tattoo that encircled Stennett’s left forearm onto the backs, chests, hands, necks, ankles and arms of about 50 of Stennett’s friends, for free.  Drunken Monkey Tattoo plans to ink the design onto anyone who wants it — at no charge — beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday. Any tips will be donated to Stennett’s family.

Now in something completely unrelated, and certainly not as sad as the previous story, we have Patrick Vaillancourt from Montreal who is looking to set a new Guinness world record, and raise money for charity in the process.

Over the next year, the 29-year-old from Montreal will have over 100,000 Internet addresses tattooed on his body.  ”I want to break a Guinness World Record, but more importantly, I want to help others. And this is my way of doing so,” he said.  Twitter and Facebook page profiles are also eligible to be included on Vaillancourt’s body and they will also be cross-listed on his campaign’s website, Back2thelight.com.  To meet the world record requirements, he must have completed the 100,000 tattoos by summer.

I’ll give him some credit, at least he’s not getting a gambling site’s address tattooed across his forehead.

Finally, in what is always a treat, we have an advice columnist giving advice on what to do if your potential lover has his penis pierced.

My roommate hooked up with a guy with a penis piercing last week, and she said it was weird on many different levels. Any experience with that? And if so, how did you like it?— Veronica, 26

I have not had any experience with that, and to be quite honest, I’m glad! I just don’t think I’d know what to do with it. (Then again, I’m not even sure if there’s anything to do . . .)  I just don’t see the appeal of having a metal something attached to your bits to feel good. I mean, what if you got it caught on something? With my luck, that would happen!  I’ve heard it supposedly feels best for the person with the piercing, but what about their partner? Aren’t they worried it might be a turn-off? It is to me! I give your friend a lot of credit, because I’d probably react poorly to seeing a piercing down there. The first thing I’d think about is whether he disinfects it and how often, which would certainly kill the mood.  I’d tell for anyone considering it . . . get a tattoo instead.

It’s a good thing the close-minded folk of the world have no problems sharing their opinions and “advice” with others.

Sadly the celebrity news round-up is also pretty light this week.

Scary Spice went out with her new husband to get a tattoo, although only he got one by the looks of it.  I wonder if she’s waiting before getting her next one, just in case she has another shot with Eddie Murphy, whose name she already has tattooed on herself.

Lastly, the hottest woman over 60 on the planet sat down to talk about playing a female Prospero, and about getting a tattoo when ”only Hell’s Angels and sailors were tattooed”.

And that’s it folks!  Have a great weekend, and remember to send in any links to news stories you come across.

6 thoughts on “ModBlog News of the Week: December 10th, 2010

  1. fuck thats brutal. id be looking for more than 11 years if i was the kid, seems like theres SSSOOOOO much more that could be tacked onto that charge than just aggravated kidnapping

  2. Hey Rob, over at Reddit we’re currently trying to organize a way to raise funds to have Steven Jiminez’s “DOG” forehead tattoo removed.

    If anyone knows anyone personally in NSW who might be interested in taking this case on (for publicity, or if we can raise the funds), PLEASE contact me through IAM.

    Here’s the post link with relevant information.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/tattoos/comments/ejeei/man_forcefully_tattoos_dog_on_teens_forehead_for/

  3. Helen Mirren is hardly a figurehead for tattooing;
    “I was very, very drunk. It was a very, very long time ago, when only sailors and Hell’s Angels were tattooed, honestly, and prisoners.
    I decided to get a tattoo because it was the most shocking thing I could think of doing. And now I’m utterly disgusted and shocked because it’s become completely mainstream, which is unacceptable to me.’
    (from dailymail website article)

  4. I’m kinda glad tattoos are becoming more mainstream because it will mean people with tats will be able to get a broader range of jobs without having to hide them or be turned away because of them.. I have a few tats and peircings but due to the fact I work in mainly customer service related jobs (I flip burgers for Wendys) I have to have my tats and peircings out of sight which sucks because I love to show off my ink and metal cause when I do get to show it off I frequently get complemented on how awesome my tats are and it makes me feel good :B

  5. I got my tattoo for Sean today too. He was (and in my opinion, still IS) one of the most amazing people to ever grace this earth with his presence.

    We all miss you terribly, Sean.

    Thanks for posting this here. :)

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