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March 11, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Netflix has a genuine fan boy in Myron Robinson, the first person we know of to make that fervor a permanent addition to his body. Robinson, a college student and aspiring fashion designer from Indiana, says he admired the company and its founder Reed Hastings so much, he tattooed "Netflix" on his stomach. (For all you skeptics out there, he swears it's "definitely real. ") Robinson couldn't keep the tattoo under wraps (or under his shirt) for long. He tweeted his tattoo to Netflix,  which gave him a shout out and a subscription . Even Hastings took notice on his Facebook page.
March 8, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
When Noomi Rapace and Niels Arden Oplev first met to discuss adapting the bestselling "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" nearly five years ago, one filmmaker's name kept coming up. "We talked about movies that inspired us, and it always came back to 'Zodiac' and David Fincher," the Swedish-born actress, 33, said in a joint interview last week with the Danish-born Oplev, 51. "It was a little strange. " It's not lost on the duo that Fincher would later helm the English-language remake of their Swedish-language thriller.
February 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Adele admits that having a baby has kept her "out of the loop," but the Grammy-winning songstress is working hard to keep baby watchers out of her loop. The "Set Fire to the Rain" singer, who gave birth in October , won't reveal the name of her newborn son with boyfriend Simon Konecki. But a tattoo of an "A" spotted on her neck at the Grammy awards has speculators wondering if she got the ink for her her baby boy. Some believe that the A stands for Angelo, which was written on a necklace the new mom was wearing a few weeks ago. But, it could also stand for Adele, you know.
February 6, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
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 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
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 | By Cristy Lytal
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 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
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 | By Steve Dilbeck
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 | By Sharon Mizota
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 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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!
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