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Permanent souvenirs from Cuba

Permanent souvenirs from Cuba

Allison Weseman,
Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Photos

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 be an outlandish idea. Tattoos have come a long way since the heyday of the 1950s when they were asso...

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

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 Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Cutting through the tattoo stigma

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

March 8, 2017


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 20, 2016


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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