The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Permanent souvenirs from Cuba

Permanent souvenirs from Cuba
September 20, 2017

Getting a tattoo while on vacation is not a new concept, as most tourists want to remember their time abroad. However, in a country that was only opened up to Americans two years ago, it might as well...

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life
April 19, 2017

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional...

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Cutting through the tattoo stigma
March 8, 2017

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....

Are tattoos and piercings still frowned upon?

Are tattoos and piercings still frowned upon?
April 20, 2016

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...

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