Local business spotlight: Pink Elephant Tattoo

Local business spotlight: Pink Elephant Tattoo

Mark Jagerson(Photo: SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER ) When Mark Jagerson turned 18, he sauntered into a tattoo parlor and got his first ink. The owner noticed Jagerson’s interest in the business and encouraged him to hang out. Jagerson learned body piercing and tattoo techniques then eventually opened a shop with...

Behind the tattoo gun — Niagara Tatoo Expo coming up

Behind the tattoo gun — Niagara Tatoo Expo coming up

Tattoos can be a touchy subject. Of course, people have heard they shouldn’t judge a book by its cover; still, people continue to report being denied jobs and being judged harshly for proudly displaying their ink.  The good news, for them, is that tattoos seem to have become less taboo...

Tattoo Festival leaves a permanent mark on attendees

Tattoo Festival leaves a permanent mark on attendees

An attendee gets a tattoo done at the fifth annual Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival in Convention Hall in Asbury Park. <137>More than 150 tattoo artists tattooed on site during the weekend.<137>(Photo: Mike DeSocio/Staff Photographer ) ASBURY PARK – Lisa Brown lives in the Bronx, has a doctorate in biomedical sciences...

Tattoo removal a billion-dollar business

Tattoo removal a billion-dollar business

The tattoo removal business is booming, across the country and in the Alamo City. Shown here is a tattoo before removal.Click through the slideshow to see before and after pictures of tattoo removals. Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic After Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic Before Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis Laser Clinic After Photo: Courtesy/MEDermis...

Unregulated rise of medical alert tattoos stirs debate

Unregulated rise of medical alert tattoos stirs debate

Ben Roberts got his diabetes alert tattoo four years ago after spending more than $1,000 on traditional medical alert bracelets and necklaces.(Photo: Courtesy of Ben Roberts) Ben Roberts, a 33-year-old from Fowlerville, Mich., estimates that medical bracelets and necklaces have cost him more than $1,000 since he was diagnosed with...

This new wave of tattoos gets under my skin

This new wave of tattoos gets under my skin

Rowena Basil from Watford poses for a portrait with her tattooed lower legs. With everyone busting out the T-shirts, sundresses and shorts in this heatwave, I am finally faced with the difficult realisation that nice people have tattoos. Efficient people who know how the photocopier works, kind people who give...