Parents Tattoo Their Legs With Daughter’s Birthmark So She Won’t Feel Different

Large and obvious birthmarks can make school life hard for children, but a couple of caring parents in the UK have found a controversial way to combat this issue. Tanya and Adam Phillips got huge tattoos stretching up their right legs…

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“I was stood at a check out till, when I saw an old couple whispering and staring at Honey-Rae’s leg. I was distraught. It was first time I had taken her out without covering her up and it confirmed all my worries and fears. People are cruel without even realising”

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“We had talked about having duplicate tattoos done for a little while but that day my mind was made up”

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“When the swelling went down, I showed Honey-Rae, and she gently touched it and smiled as she said ‘Match,’ pointing to her own leg. If I’d have needed any reassurance that I’d made the right decision that was it.”

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Starbucks barista faces firing over tattoo as small as a penny

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A Starbucks Barista in Michigan has 30 days to remove a tattoo as small as a penny, or she will be fired. She wears the tiny tattoo on her hand.
The woman told MyFoxDetroit she recently received the ultimatum to get rid of the tattoo in 30 days or resign. “It’s just a little heart; you can cover it up with your thumb,” the barista named Kayla told the station Wednesday. The station did not give her last name. “It’s not offensive to anyone,” Kayla explained, according to dailynewsen.com.
“Now, I am currently being informed immediately after five decades of acquiring this tattoo, becoming hired in that, I have to get rid of it or resign from my position.”
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By Mike White

Bill to Ban Certain Tattoos, Body Piercings Passes Senate

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The Arkansas Senate (click link to download bill) passed a bill to ban tattoos, piercings and other similar body modifications which it characterizes as “non-traditional,” recently.

Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View, Arkansas sponsored the bill entitled ”An Act To Limit Body Art Procedures”. She says that body modifications should be limited to “traditional” tattoos and piercings. Her proposal was to essentially ban scarification procedures and dermal implants, as well as certain tattoos which remain yet to be defined as by the vague language of the bill she sponsored.

Almost unbelievably, this bill passed by a 26-4 vote. Following this, the bill was sent to the House, where it took on even more vague language. See the link above for the bill as it was eventually “compromised” on in the House. The scarification ban from the Senate version was removed, while considerable ambiguous language remained. The House “compromise” bans dermal implants unless performed by a doctor. This essentially, and in practice, outlaws the body modification. As well, the bill’s vague, undefined language – even in the edited, House version – while editing out some of the original language on tattoos, fails to define a number of important issues raised by the Senate version, including what they mean by “cosmetic” tattoos as opposed to “non-cosmetic” tattoos.

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(Article by Micah Naziri, image Sandy TrueBodyArt)

Filter Drummer Barred from Denver Eatery Due to Neck Tattoos

“This is prejudice pure and simple,” frontman Richard Patrick tells THR.

Filter drummer Jeff Fabb was denied entry to a Denver restaurant on Wednesday night because of his neck tattoos. Following an Oct. 9 performance at The Summit, the band members went to join fans at Brothers Bar & Grill, a national chain based in LaCrosse, Wis., and Fabb was not allowed in because of his visible neck tattoos.

Filter frontman Richard Patrick, upon hearing that Fabb was turned away, turned his cell phone camera on the establishment and tried to gain entry.

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The band had visited the restaurant during the day, as it was around the corner from the venue, and Fabb had no problem getting in. As the The Hollywood Reporter: “I had eaten in the restaurant twice, and after the show, we walked back there. The door guy was about to let Amir, our merch guy, in, but he wouldn’t let me in. I went to speak with the manager and he was confrontational from the moment he saw me. He really didn’t care that we’d been there earlier. I was kind of hurt, since most of the people who were in there at the time were from our show and we wanted to join them. I was calm the whole time, though, and when we were walking out, he yelled at the door guy not to let us in.”

Patrick, whose vocals can be heard on such hits as “Hey Man, Nice Shot” and “Take a Picture,” was upset, and used some colorful language in his outrage while filming. “I got a little heated, but this is ridiculous. I had wings at noon over there — they were good wings, too! The crew was there all day, eating. This is prejudice pure and simple.”

Patrick called for a boycott of the restaurant until it changes its policies.

THR attempted to reach a representative of Brothers for comment as well as the manager of the Denver branch but calls were not returned.

Filter posted the video of the incident on Thursday and it has generated more than 700 comments in support of the band on Facebook. Later that afternoon, the Denver location of Brothers published a response on Facebook. It reads, in part: “We are NOT against tattoos. We are NOT against visible tattoos. Our employees have and display tattoos. Our guests have and display tattoos. That has always been the case. What the tattoo represents or symbolizes and where the tattoo is located is a criteria to entering our location.” he post, however, failed to illustrate the criteria for denying entry for patrons with visible tattoos.

Brothers Bar & Grill has 17 locations in the U.S., and during calls placed to all branches asking about dress codes, only the Denver location maintained that “above-the-neck tattoos” were not allowed and would not specify why. Most locations seemed more concerned with plain white tees and sports jerseys. The Minneapolis location tells THR that their dress code consists of “no saggy pants, no tank tops, no wife beaters, no plain white T-shirts, no sports jerseys — that’s kinda touchy, like no Vikings jerseys — and no hats.”

Filter is currently headlining the Self-Inflicted Tour with Red, Otherwise, We As Human, and supporting its new album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight (Wind-Up). A new single, “Surprise” goes to radio next week. Check out the remaining dates on the band’s website.

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