Ariana Marciano is adding to her collection of about 75 tattoos at Body Electric, a tattoo and piercing studio on trendy Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. “I think they’re so cool and I think they’re visually really nice to look at,” she says. There’s a ram’s head, an elk, a green-and-peach praying mantis, a love bug and a moth. Today she’s getting a ladybug.
“I love bugs,” Marciano, 23, says. “I think they’re kind of overlooked.” In about 20 minutes, a small ladybug with dots on its back and a bit of rusty orange takes its place on her elbow.
Marciano is part of a trend; 38 percent of millennials have at least one tattoo, according to the Pew Research Center, and 23 percent have a piercing somewhere other than an earlobe. That compares to just 6 percent of boomers with tattoos, and 1 percent with other piercings.
When Ben Jacoel heard a woman screaming in a car, he ran as fast as he could.
About 10:45 p.m. Aug. 4, Jacoel’s quick feet were able to stop a 22-year-old man from taking off in a car with a 19-year-old woman in it.
Samantha Mendoza, 19, had stayed in the vehicle while two others got out and went into a convenience store in the 600 block of South Padre Island Drive near Old Brownsville road, Officer Gena Pena said.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is opening a new exhibit, Nautical Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them: Portraits by Phil Mello.
An opening reception will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. during AHA! Night. The exhibit will run until October 1.
During the 2015 Working Waterfront Festival’s Nautical Tattoo Contest, contestants and attendees had the opportunity to have their portraits taken by Mello and the story of their tattoo recorded. This exhibit showcases these images and stories.
Some ideas are better than others. Sometimes art and its perpetual status on your body – in the form of a tattoo – no longer fits your career, your relationship or your future.
While there’s a wide range of options for removing these once-treasured works of skin illustration, not all of them are the same.
“If you’re having a tattoo removed, you’ll want the best possible approach, one that covers all the bases and can treat you completely,” said Mark Shashikant, MD, an Avera Medical Group plastic surgeon. “Lasers can come with adverse reactions and burns, and if you go with a clinic that does not have the medical resources we bring, you could face possible painful or unpleasant outcomes.