Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ink on ink

It's been a busy news week for tattoos. First came word of heavily tattooed former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker being badly burned, but surviving, a terrible plane crash. Then, reports from the UK that British kids are holding tattoo house parties and coming down with blood infections after being inked by unscrupulous "home tattooists" who have no idea what they're doing. And the United States Marine Corps announced that Marines with large "sleeve" tattoos will no longer be able to serve as recruiters or embassy guards.

Expect increased business for this temporary USMC tat. Meanwhile, Travis (and DJ AM), here's to a speedy recovery—and for everyone else in the land of body ink, let's be careful out there.

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