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November 30, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Eric Hartsburg, the pro wrestler who got the Mitt Romney logo tattooed on his face for $15,000, has decided to have the tattoo removed. "I had a little change of heart," he said Friday. Hartsburg went on to say that Romney's recent comment that President Obama was re-elected because he gave "gifts" to women, minorities and college students made him change his mind. "I could deal with being a part of a losing campaign, but to still stand behind Gov. Romney with the positions he's taken post-election with the blame game instead," Hartsburg said.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez will be forever linked. In our memories, anyway. The New York Jets finally parted ways with their embattled former starting quarterback this month, and now the team's coach is talking about altering the tattoo on his arm that currently features a woman wearing Sanchez's No. 6 jersey. Surely, that design seemed like a great idea at the time. Well, maybe not. But it's even sillier now. A reporter asked Ryan about the ink Tuesday, and the coach seemed to decide its fate right there on the spot.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2010
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' MPAA rating: Unrated Running time: 2 hours, 32 minutes, Swedish with English subtitles Playing: In selected theaters
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is apparently counting on a marriage that will last a lifetime, committing to a tattoo commemorating the day she became Mrs. Ryan Sweeting. The actress and the tennis player got engaged only three months after meeting, and were married about three months after that in a New Year's Eve ceremony. It's that Dec. 31, 2013, date that's commemorated in Roman numerals tattooed between her shoulder blades. Cuoco-Sweeting, 28, gave the world a peek Saturday night in an exhibition tennis match that saw them wearing coordinating hot-pink-and-black tennis gear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The process was routine. L.A. County Sheriff's homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd was flipping through snapshots of tattooed gang members. Then one caught his attention. Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up and released on a minor offense was the scene of a 2004 liquor store slaying that had stumped Lloyd for more than four years. Each key detail was right there: the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where 23-year-old John Juarez was gunned down, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign — all under the chilling banner of RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
David Letterman has never been late night TV's most affable host, but during Justin Bieber's visit to “The Late Show” Thursday night, the host was in an especially cantankerous mood. Why the cranky demeanor? Blame it on the Beeb's new body art. The teen heartthrob commemorated the release of his new album, “Believe,” earlier this week with a new tattoo on the inside of his forearm. After spotting the fresh ink, Letterman wondered, “Oh God, how many do you have?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Chris Barton
It's a tip that bears repeating at a time when it's practically more of a subversive act to not have some kind of body art: If you must get a tattoo, take the long view when it comes to your choices. Faced with concerns about a swastika tattoo he received during his younger days fronting a heavy metal band, Russian opera singer Evgeny Nikitin has pulled out of the renowned Bayreuth Festival in Germany, according to the event's organizers. Nikitin was to appear in a performance of Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" later this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
David Beckham fell on his enviously sculpted bottom over the weekend after showing off some of his "Bend It Like Beckham" moves in China. The British soccer star, who recently left the L.A. Galaxy for the Paris-St. Germain football club, was visiting the country to promote his sport. He has been named China's first international ambassador and was invited by the China Football Association for a five-day trip.  On Saturday, Beckham was demonstrating a kick to the Wuhan Zall Football Club while he was dressed to the nines - suit, tie and dress shoes.
OPINION
September 30, 2002 | JONATHAN TURLEY
Few people can say that when they come to work in the morning they feel closer to God. In my case, this may have something to do with the multicolored tattoo of the Virgin Mary that extends from my secretary's neck to her right elbow. This week, Kelly's iconic arm could well be an exhibit in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue is whether tattooing is a protected form of religious or political speech under the Constitution.
SCIENCE
August 27, 2011 | Amina Khan
Forget those old, bulky electrodes of the past. Researchers have created a device that can track your heart, brain and muscle activity as effectively as conventional monitoring systems -- and is thin enough to be laminated onto the skin like a temporary tattoo. Down the line, such electronic patches could be used to monitor vital functions, aid in physical rehabilitation or perhaps be deployed in covert military operations. John Rogers, a materials scientist with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discussed the research and its potential future uses.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Kentucky men's basketball team is not predicted to win the 2014 National Championship, but super fan Tyler Austin Black doesn't believe the odds. In fact, the 22-year-old machinist is so confident that his team will win that he got a tattoo on his right calf that says "Nati9nal Champions," the nine standing for Kentucky's ninth title.  "I'm not delusional," Black told reporters, according to ESPN. "I know we've had a rough season. Big Blue Nation is down and the majority of people have no faith in us. But we have faith in ourselves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Victoria Kim
The search continued Friday for a Los Angeles parolee with mental health problems suspected of kidnapping his two children. Charles Baines, 36, has a shaved head and the words “Drug Cartel” tattooed on his left cheek and is believed to be in Mexico with his two sons, who are 9 and 10 years old. Baines is accused of taking the boys from his mother's Harbor City home Wednesday night. He whisked the boys away in his father's car while his mom slept, authorities said. Baines' mother and father have custody of his children.
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November 28, 2013 | By Victoria Kim
Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a parolee with mental health problems suspected of kidnapping his two children Wednesday night. Charles Baines, 36, has a shaved head and the words “Drug Cartel” tattooed on his left cheek, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Baines allegedly took his two sons, who are 9 and 10 years old, from the Harbor City home of his mother, who has custody of the children, according to authorities. Baines is driving a red Kia Spectra with the license plate 6FMN288, which was stolen from his mother, who was asleep when he left with the children, according to the Sheriff's Department.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Developing wearable tech devices is all the rage these days. Think Google Glass eyewear, Samsung's smartwatch. Now comes an idea that may beat them all. Motorola, the Google-owned phone maker, has applied for a patent for a technology that would allow users to have microphones embedded in their throats. The mic tattoos would connect with users' mobile devices wirelessly, and, by being positioned close to a user's larynx, could pick up clearer audio than the regular microphones that we use today, Motorola says.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Sephora has pulled a un-PC shade of lipstick from its shelves -- and it wasn't the color that was controversial. The cosmetics giant this week removed "Celebutard," a pinky-beige hue from the Kat Von D lipstick line, following complaints from disability advocates and upset consumers. The name, which refers to vapid celebrities (often of the reality TV star variety), also references "retard. " "People with disabilities are the last to benefit from what some might call 'political correctness,' and what I would call basic human decency," Kim Stagliano, managing editor of Age of Autism, wrote in a Huffington Post blog.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By James Barragan
The fate of the co-founder of frozen yogurt giant Pinkberry depends on the answer to one question: Who had the tire iron? Young Lee, 48, is accused of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly beating Donald Bolding with a tire iron in June 2011 while Bolding was panhandling on the side of an east Hollywood street. After becoming upset that Bolding flashed a tattoo to people in Lee's car - including his fiancee - showing a stick-figure couple having sex, Lee drove away - but he returned with another man and beat Bolding, prosecutors say. During closing arguments Wednesday, the defense attorney and prosecutor alike said the outcome of the case depended on whether the jury believed Lee was the one who wielded the tire iron.
SPORTS
October 29, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
It's things like this that make it difficult to be a fan of professional wrestling. Independent pro wrestler Eric Hartsburg, who I'm assume wrestles under the name The Ultimate Idiot, auctioned off tattoo advertising space on his face for $15,000 on EBay . The winner, who has yet to be named, chose the logo of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Hartsburg had the tattoo placed on his right temple. But get this: Not wanting to settle for just $15,000, he plans to auction off tattoo space on his forehead next.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Nokia is taking steps to make sure you never miss another phone call, text or email alert again: The company has filed a patent for a tattoo that would send "a perceivable impulse" to your skin whenever someone tried to contact you on the phone. Talk about letting technology get under your skin! According to the patent filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the phone would communicate with the tattoo through magnetic waves. The phone would emit magnetic waves and the tattoo would act as a receiver.
SPORTS
July 8, 2013 | By Stephen Bailey
The tattoo under Angels pitcher Michael Kohn's left wrist is only a year old, but it represents perseverance he has displayed much longer. It reads "never. " "Never back down, never give in," Kohn said. Not after surgery he underwent in high school to remove bone spurs in his throwing elbow scared off major-college recruiters. Not after his career as a first baseman fizzled. Not after Tommy John surgery in April 2012 stalled his budding major league career. "It's always been my philosophy," he said of the tattoo.
HEALTH
June 1, 2013
Who hasn't seen a lost child, with tear-stained cheeks, wandering at an amusement park or airport? Parents might feel less anxious with a product called Safetytat ( www.safetytat.com ), a temporary, stick-on tattoo on which you can write a phone number. They come six to a pack, with a marker (about $10). Or they are sold customized, with warnings about allergies or other information (about $20 for 24). The package suggests that caregivers write a cellphone number on the tattoo and don't include the child's name.
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