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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012

The 2012 Body Art Issue

When TotalBeauty.com released its list of the country's most tattooed cities and San Diego wasn't on it, but Kansas City, Mo., and Flint, Mich., were, we nearly ran out and got WTF tattooed on our foreheads. That way, Total Beauty's editors would have a little clue as to the nature of our hostility when we walk up and head-butt
them on the street.

Seriously, though, San Diego is one tatted-up-and-pierced city, and we thought it was time to give body art the attention it deserves. In this issue, you'll find out how San Diego artists passed landmark body-art legislation, why a UCSD scholar is interested in tattoo culture and what to do if you find yourself stuck with a regrettable
tribal tattoo. We also profile a few tattoos that grabbed our interest and examine movies where tattoos play a starring role.

Mad props go to Rob Benavides of Flying Panther Tattoo, the cover artist who imagined what CityBeat would look like inked on someone's back. Click here to visit the Body Art homepage or click on the individual stories below:


San Diegans led the charge for body-art regulation




UCSD fellow studies SoCal tattoo culture







In defense of the tribal tattoo




Tattoo Gary's life in ink





A list of films in which tattoos play a leading role




A wounded warrior wears his traditional hand-tap tattoo as a bad





Breast-cancer survivors' areola restorations





Justin Hudnall's fishhook roundabout tattoo




Bringing back “souvenir” tattoos




'Do not drink and ink'





Hand-tap tattooing in San Diego (podcast).





 
 
 
 
 
 
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