Latest Tattoos News

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

Aug. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules Muck says...

Regret your tattoo? Here's advice on how to get rid of it

Jul. 31, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Does your tattoo sport your old flame's name? Or the one you got on a whim no longer fits your image? You're not alone. Many people have "tattoo regret" and are opting to get the ink removed. Nearly 3 in 10 U.S. adults have one or more tattoos and 25% want them removed, according to...

State prison inmates may be offered tattoo removal services

Jul. 28, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State prison officials say inmates in Ohio prisons may soon be offered tattoo removal services. The Dayton Daily News reports that Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Annette Chambers-Smith says the state is researching costs and logistics of removing tattoos on...

Champ Stamp: Wallace says he'll get tattoo of Richard Petty

Jul. 27, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is committed to getting a "champ stamp " of Richard Petty. Wallace says he'll get a tattoo somewhere on his body of an autograph of Petty's signature after losing a bet this week. Petty, Wallace's boss at Richard Petty Motorsports, surprised his driver in the car at a...

Kentucky health officials won't ban tattoos over scars

Jul. 16, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A proposal to ban tattooing on scarred skin will fade away after Kentucky health officials backed off the proposed regulation. State officials said Tuesday that updated regulations for tattoo studios will move forward without the proposed ban on tattoos over scars. The Cabinet for...

California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer

Jul. 12, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When people hear the name Ed Hardy, they likely think of the flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing that rocketed to popularity in the 2000s, appearing on the likes of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and cast members from the reality TV show "Jersey Shore." Others recognize Hardy as...

Alabama inmate with swastika tattoo escapes

Jul. 11, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's prison system says an inmate with a swastika tattoo has escaped from a work-release center in south Alabama. A statement from the Department of Corrections says 41-year-old Travis Wyatt Dawson was reported missing from the Loxley Work Release on Wednesday night. He was wearing...

Vermont state police updates policy to allow arm tattoos

Jun. 30, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Future Vermont state troopers will be allowed to have arm tattoos, if they cover them up. In the past, applicants with tattoos that were visible when wearing short sleeves were not considered for employment. Under a policy update that starts Monday, such applicants would be welcomed,...

Montgomery officers can now grow facial hair, show tattoos

Jun. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — First responders in one Alabama city are now allowed to grow facial hair and show tattoos while in uniform. WSFA-TV reports the Montgomery Public Safety Department enacted changes to its appearance policy starting this month. Previously, police officers and firefighters were...