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Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 8
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

As I sat sweating in the leather chair in a hole-in-the-wall tattoo parlor in Concord on a recent Saturday, the smell of the sterilization spray was uncomfortably reminiscent of a doctor’s office. While I am deathly afraid of shots and will pass out at the sight of blood draws, it wasn’t t...

Are tattoos and piercings still frowned upon?

Are tattoos and piercings still frowned upon?

Christina Bleakley,
Contributor
April 21
Filed under Opinion

I have a total of seven ear piercings and one nose stud. I am also on the verge of getting an elephant tattoo on my wrist, the size of a silver dollar, that I have been debating on for two years. But the question nagging at me is: In 2016, are tattoos and piercings really frowned upon in the workplace...

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