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February 6, 2013 |
Seven Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been notified that the department intends to fire them for belonging to a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly celebrated shootings and branded its members with matching tattoos, officials said. The Times reported last year about the existence of the clique, dubbed the Jump Out Boys, and the discovery of a pamphlet that described the group's creed, which required aggressive policing and awarded tattoo modifications for police shootings.
February 5, 2013 |
Were you bothered by Daniel Day Lewis' pierced ears in “Lincoln” because it threw off the film's historical accuracy? Never mind all of the praise Lewis has received for transforming into the 16th president in mind and body. The minuscule holes in the actor's earring-less ears were enough to distract some history buffs, writes The Times' Rebecca Keegan . Seriously. That reaction probably didn't come as much of a surprise to Hollywood casting directors who've been tasked more than ever with finding actors whose natural looks fit in seamlessly in period pieces.
January 26, 2013 |
The artist and graphic designer known as Dickcherry doesn't sport any real tattoos, but he makes temporary ones for characters in the supernatural thriller "Mama," the action movie "The Last Stand," and "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. " "I can't even keep a painting that I've created on the wall long enough to even imagine having something on my body for the rest of my life," he said. "But I like the idea and the challenge of creating an image that will look good on human skin and will be a complement to the art form.
January 25, 2013 |
Glancing around his study on a recent afternoon, Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert's eyes came to rest on his collection of thousands of music CDs, acquired over many years at considerable expense. "I don't listen to a lot of them anymore," he said. "I was certain I'd listen to Miles Davis until the day I died. " According to his own research, Gilbert is hardly alone in having imagined that he'd always like the same music, or hobbies or friends. Writing this month in the journal Science, he reported that people at all stages of life tend to believe they won't change much in the future - even as they recognize great shifts in their personalities, values and tastes in the past.
January 17, 2013 |
There are tattoos - like everywhere but on Betty White , I think - and then there are tattoos . Matt Kemp already had his share, but now he has one that you're not going to find at your local ink shop. Kemp has had a tattoo added of grandparents Doris and Vernon Mukes that takes up his entire left pectoral. The tribute is not only huge, but artistically, pretty impressive. It's not known how Doris feels about the new tat. She complained to Sports Illustrated in 2011 that she was less than thrilled with Kemp's skin artwork.
December 20, 2012 |
Published in 1968, “The Bikeriders” by photographer Danny Lyon documents his time as a member of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club. You know the type: the too-cool-for-school greaser with the black leather jacket, the tattoos and the slicked-back hair. Our fascination with these rebels never seems to grow old, from “Easy Rider” (said to be inspired by Lyon's book) to Fonzi to “Sons of Anarchy.” Taking us back to the source, the exhibition at Duncan Miller Gallery reveals Lyon's images to be predictably cool; they are also surprisingly charming.
December 7, 2012 |
Kat Von D was feeling the burn Friday morning as she began laser tattoo removal on ink of a young Jesse James' face, sharing shots of the action via Twitter and Instagram. "I get to start the day off with some good ol' tattoo laser removal! #ouchville #sillytattoos #creatingjobs :)," the tattoo artist wrote, following up with a picture of herself wearing protective eyewear and then a montage , above right, of the laser in action on her former fiance's fifth-grade grin. "AND SO IT BEGINS!
November 30, 2012 |
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.
November 13, 2012 |
Remember the pro wrestler who offered, on EBay, to tattoo anything on his face to the highest bidder? He was paid $15,000 to tattoo Mitt Romney's campaign logo on his face. How does he feel about that now, seeing the election is over and Romney lost? "Wait, did the election already happen? Did Romney lose?” Eric Hartsburg told ABC News, who caught up with him on Monday. He was kidding. At least I hope he was kidding. “I am college educated, and I am not an idiot,” Hartsburg said.
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.