November 2, 2012 |
Even the most diligent parent can lose a kid now and then - mostly now. A new product may help take some of the angst and desperation out of such an event. SafetyTats are temporary tattoos that read “If Lost, Please Call” and list a parent or guardian's cell number. They were invented by a mom named Michele Welsh, who as a precaution would write her cell number on her children's arms in crowded public venues, like theme parks. She explained to her three active boys to stay with Mommy and Daddy, but they were told that if they did get separated, they could show the numbers to an adult.
June 24, 2012 |
GIFU, Japan - Hidden away in the backroom of a modest apartment in this central Japanese city, one of Japan's last remaining hand-tattoo masters is preparing his tools. Over the last four decades Oguri Kazuo has tattooed notable geisha and countless yakuza , members of Japan's notorious mafia. Today, the 79-year-old artist, known professionally as Horihide (derived from " hori ," meaning "to carve"), is working on a client who is a little more subdued. Motoyama Tetsuro has spent hundreds of dollars, traveled thousands of miles and waited more than three decades for a session with Horihide.
April 27, 2012 |
Michael Voltaggio has no idea how many tattoos he has. The question makes him laugh. The wise-cracking 33-year-old chef is pretty well covered. The name of his restaurant, after all, is Ink. Before dinner service on a recent Friday, Voltaggio plays around with an insulated bucket of liquid nitrogen, dipping his hand in it and tossing the residue on the floor where it morphs, CGI-like, into little rolling marbles of chemistry before dissolving into wisps...
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1999
I read "The Secret Society Among Lawmen" (March 24) with interest. I am a law enforcement supervisor with 23 years on the job and still working "the street." I think I am probably more in touch with young line officers than the senior management quoted. In your article tattoos are given a sinister meaning that is out of touch with today's realities. Using the presence of tattooing by young deputies as evidence of secret societies without more explanation about tattoos is unfair. I supervise young police officers and notice that many of them, as well as many young adults, have tattoos.
September 11, 2005
In his column on tattoos, Dan Neil stated, "I worry the tattoo craze is part of something bigger, a sort of fatalism that keeps people from imagining the future because, somehow, they expect not to see it" ("Britney Forever," 800 Words, Aug. 14). This opinion would be more appropriate in relation to reality television and Social Security, not the desire to possess an eternal work of art. The bigger picture will never be overshadowed by even the largest tattoo. Christopher Rodriguez South Pasadena