Tattoo

Alleged tough guy wants tough stickers removed before his trial

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What a blouse, this ratbag who has ‘Murder’ tattooed on this throat, in full view, wants the tattoo removed before he goes to trial…for murder. He thinks it might prejudice his trial

Of course now the whole world knows about this stupid fool so his plans seem to failed, which isn;t surprising given he certainly wouldn;t qualify as one of life’s winners.

A man charged with first-degree murder in America wants to have his neck tattoo – which says “murder” – removed or covered up before his trial.

Jeffrey Chapman, of Barton County, Kansas, says that he is worried the ink might influence the jury in his upcoming trial for a 2011 killing.   Read more »

Norwegian teen who tattoos McDonalds receipt to his arm proves that there is no end to stupid

People really are stupid and everyday someone out there proves it beyond reasonable doubt.

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A Norwegian man has shown that his love for cheeseburgers and McFlurries goes further than most people after tattooing in a McDonald’s receipt on his arm.

Stian Ytterdahl, 18, from Lørenskog, southwest Norway, was told by his friends that he had been ‘too active on the ladies front’ and as punishment had to get a tattoo.  Read more »

As stupid a name as Dotcom

King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, known as Body Art for short, changed his name by deed poll five years ago and has now been told he cannot get a new passport

King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, known as Body Art for short, changed his name by deed poll five years ago and has now been told he cannot get a new passport

This guy has scribbled over 90% of his body and changed his name to one as stupid as Kim Dotcom.

King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite is upset as he isn’t allowed a passport, even in his chosen shorter name “Body Art”.

Britain’s most tattooed man has been refused a passport, but not because of his skin decorations – but his name.

King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, 34, has been refused an ID renewal because of his unusual moniker, which he adopted by deed poll four years ago.

The Lib Dem activist from Birmingham, formerly known as Mathew Whelan – now called Body Art for short – says it breaches his human rights to demand that he uses his birth name on his passport.  Read more »

What do we want?! Compulsory tattoos for all pollies!

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Starting with Len Brown. We could hook it up to a flashing light so though he refuses to even blush at his own antics, at least SOMETHING would go red every time he serves up a fresh helping of bullshit.

I’ll bet he makes a fashion statement immediately, bringing turtle neck sweaters back in fashion.

Tattoos could be about to get a tech makeover. As well as being an outlet for artistic flair, Google wants to explore the idea of an electronic skin tattoo that could embed a microphone and lie detector into a users neck.   Read more »

Willie Jackson on Rihanna’s disrespect

Willie Jackson comments on two stars and their differing respect or lack of it of Maori culture.

Pop princess Rihanna needs to have a good look at herself after covering up her traditional Maori moko just weeks after she got it.

To me that says more about the American singer‘s immaturity than the actual tattoo and the pain process she went through.

The already tattooed entertainer starred on YouTube when she was inked the old school way using a mallet and chisel.

That method is used around the Pacific and is extremely painful so I’m told.

You have to give her credit for going through that but now that she’s seen fit to cover it up, I can only wonder why she got it done in the first place?   Read more »

Your tattoos mean nothing in Japan…nothing…get out!

I can’t believe the attitude of these people…scribble all over their face then get upset when in another country they get given the arse card.

A Maori woman has reportedly been refused entry to a public bath in Japan because of her ta moko facial tattoo.

Japanese news source the Mainichi reported that the 60-year-old Maori language lecturer had been in the town of Biratori for a conference on indigenous languages.

3 News reported that they understood the woman was Erana Brewerton, daughter of the late Dame Katerina Mataira.

Mainichi reported that the woman was in a group of 10 people who were refused entry to the baths because of her ta moko.

When one member of the group claimed the decision was discriminatory, staff reportedly said the facility prohibited entry to anyone with tattoos to put customers at ease.  Read more »

A really bloody good judge, dislikes bludgers, maori activists, pedos, tattoos and dead beat dads

The Herald on Sunday has published some extracts from the new book by Judge Russell Callander.

He looks like a bloody good judge.

Here are some of his views.

On bludgers:

Benefit bludgers and tax cheats make me growl with indignation. Tax resistance is an ancient art form but benefit bludging is new – because until social welfare states emerged last century there was no such thing as a benefit from the state. When people improperly take benefits, they steal from the state – from the rest of us who obediently pay our taxes. I have seen people live cheerfully in well-paid jobs while for years they supplement that with unemployment benefits totalling thousands of dollars – in one case nearly $100,000. Often they have the cheek to look very disgruntled when they are caught, convicted and ordered to pay it all back. Then, adding insult to injury, they smile sweetly and offer to pay it back at $15 per week over the next 128 years. Naturally, without interest. Resistance to tax is as old as mankind. Historically, some taxes have been manifestly unfair, but when they are sensibly imposed we all have a duty to play fair and pay our way. Services must be paid for. I was once told by a tax accountant that if every New Zealander properly paid their taxes, and didn’t cheat or hide behind trusts, the general tax rate for everyone could be halved.  Read more »

Michael Laws on the tattoo cry-babies

Michael Laws discusses the tattoo cry-babies.

New Zealand women also have a well earned reputation for being stroppy sheilas. So it was no surprise when airline hostess aspirant Claire Nathan and caterer Claire Haupini went public with their demands to display their tattoos as they saw fit. Nathan chose the media as her protest vehicle, Haupini the Human Rights Commission.

And both had a ready-made excuse. They were Maori. Their tattoos were cultural. Suck on that.

Neither Air New Zealand nor the Spit Roast Catering Company was in a sucky mood this week. The former correctly stated that many international visitors found overt tattoos to be threatening and intimidating. And tacky. The catering company made a similar claim about the many Kiwis who would prefer not to encounter “body art” when they’re eating.

Predictably there was outrage from the easily outraged – as if a deliberate racist insult had been made. How could a company that had a koru on its livery, reject a female flight attendant with moko?

Rodney Hide on Tattoo outrage

Rodney Hide discusses Cry-baby Claire Nathan and her outrage over being given the arse card at Air New Zealand over a tattoo.

No longer must we think through the consequences of our actions. This is very liberating. For Nathan, her dream was to work serving the diverse customers who fly Air NZ. In the past she would have had to think through personal decisions that might affect her chances of a job. Like having a tattoo on her arm.

Not any more. She can have her tattoo and Air NZ is wrong to object.  Read more »

Human Wrongs Commission bombs a case

Yesterday we had the Cry Baby of the Week, Claire Nathan, bleating because Air New Zealand didn’t want her and her tattoo to be working as a trolley dolly.

Today the Director of Human Rights Proceedings has copped a flogging in a similar story, which probably means the trolley dolly case will similarly fail despite the whining.

A spit roast catering company has been awarded $15,000 in costs against the Director of Human Rights Proceedings after winning the right to ask an employee to cover up her tattoos.

The award by the Human Rights Review Tribunal, comes 18 months after it ruled there was no direct discrimination to the employee, Claire Haupini.

Under the legislation the director is liable to pay the costs rather than Haupini, because the director represented her in the failed case against her former employer.  Read more »