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August 16, 2003 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
It's a stereotype to say that every athlete at the X Games has tattoos and body piercings, but those things are a crucial part of the makeup of X Games athletes. So are baggy clothes and dyed hair. And anything else that defies the mainstream.
September 20, 1992 | Jonathan Gold
Tumor is pretty hip for a 15-year-old girl, always on the guest list, always knows who's coming through town, usually manages to get albums a few weeks before they show up in the stores. She knows how to stage-dive without sticking her Doc Martens into some goober's face. Her favorite color is black.
January 24, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
First, they could grow a mustache, just like Walt Disney. Now, they can grow a little more facial hair but not quite enough to be like most of the Seven Dwarfs. Disneyland announced that it's loosened up its legendary dress code — known as the Disney Look — to allow employees to grow more facial hair. But the rules still forbid visible tattoos, body piercings (other than the ears for women), "extreme" hairstyles or colors. (Shaved heads are OK for men, but a no-go for women.)
September 17, 2006 | Leslie Savan, Leslie Savan is the author of "Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever" and "The Sponsored Life: Ads, TV, and American Culture."
DESPITE the influence of "Don't Think of an Elephant," linguist George Lakoff's remedial language course for Democrats, the party out of power still has a language problem. Liberal politicians still don't talk from the gut; they create sleep-inducing slogans like "Together, America Can Do Better"; and, awed by conservative rhetoric, they do little more than stalk the talk: "I have values too," they insist. "I am a person of faith. Really."
September 11, 2007 | Ching-Ching Ni, Times Staff Writer
Her relatives had always described her as a colicky baby. When Luo Cuifen was 26, she found out a likely reason why. Doctors discovered more than two dozen sewing needles embedded in her body, some piercing her vital organs. X-rays of her head and torso look like a dart board. Doctors believe the needles were driven into her body when Luo was days old. One in the top of her skull could only have been stuck there when the bones in her head were still soft.
June 21, 1999
My free subway ride on June 12 from Union Station to Hollywood was exciting. The ride was fast and smooth. The well-lighted tunnel, the attractive subway cars and the modern, clean stations made the ride enjoyable. But arrival in Hollywood was depressing. From the Hollywood Boulevard-Vine Street subway station west to Highland, on Hollywood Boulevard, crummy-looking shops offered tattoos, body piercing, sex paraphernalia and garish merchandise. For me, the boulevard is a wasteland with one oasis, the Musso and Frank Grill.
December 17, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Following through on its bid to keep tattoo and body-piercing establishments out of San Fernando, the City Council on Monday voted to require that the procedures be supervised by a licensed physician. With no residents coming forward to speak against the ordinance, the council unanimously adopted the new law, establishing what are believed to be the toughest rules governing the trendy body enhancements in Southern California.
May 18, 1995
As a senior dad of a Pali High teen-ager, my gray hair turned even grayer after Sunday's cover story about body piercing ["Body Language," April 30]. And I thought our daughter's "surprise" nose ring was an abomination; may she be spared from ever meeting your man, Ra, and his crown to crotch metallic mutilations. Hopefully we've seen the last of Baba, the professional piercer with the Lucite stud through his tongue. What a fun guy. Has he considered a career with the Ringling Brothers?
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