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Justin Bieber’s new tattoo is on his face

Justin Bieber had shaved off his dreads and all seemed right with the world. Until his latest Instagram photo revealed another ... bold decision on the part of the 22-year-old singer.
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Ephemeral is developing tattoo ink designed to disappear after a year

Practically everyone who has ever considered a tattoo knows the old parental refrain of “you’ll have it forever.” It’s a fairly stark warning tinged with the regret of a generation covered in inked relics of disco and popular culture past.
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Faux tattoo sleeves for tiny tots bring worldwide attention to West Fargo

WEST FARGO—A West Fargo mom recently got worldwide attention for a home business she established here in 2013. Tera Christianson is the owner of TotTude, a company that sells faux tattoo sleeve T-shirts and other apparel for kids.
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J.R. Smith’s first tattoo was of him dunking

J.R. Smith has always been a character, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that his first tattoo is bit off the wall. , In a interview with VICE Sports, Smith revealed that he got his first tattoo when he was 16 and it's of him dunking. Seriously.
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Japanese tattoo artists bring their traditional art form to Vancouver

In Japan, tattoos have a long history. In the 16th century during the era of the samurai, laws prohibited merchants and others from showing off their wealth by wearing expensive silk kimonos. Instead, they evaded the law by paying for elaborate tattoos. But there was a hitch: their tattoos had to remain hidden under their kimonos.
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Faded Love: Did Bey & Jay Remove Their Wedding Tattoos Amid Divorce Rumors?

Beyonce and Jay Z got matching wedding ring tattoos after they got married, but photos show that the ink has faded as quickly as their marriage may be crumbling. Queen Bey's Lemonade lyrics exposed their secret cheating scandal, but is her ring finger the ultimate symbol of where they stand? Click through the gallery to find out.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Doctors have found a new tumor they cannot treat in a 5-year-old Chicago boy who has been battling cancer for most of his life. On Friday, his father paid tribute to his son in a special way.
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Brian Sutton, Laura Sefkow and Trent Balvitsch are co-owners of Addictions Tattoo and Piercing in Fargo.
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Addicted to ink: Fargo tattoo shop celebrates 20 years in business

FARGO—Co-owner Trent Balvitsch can only remember one or two tattoo parlors doing business here when Addictions Tattoo & Piercing opened its doors along University Drive in 1996.
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Meet George Bone, Veteran of the Tattoo Industry

In the next installment in our series taking a look at some of the artists taking part in the ninth annual Brighton Tattoo Convention, we speak to legendary London tattoo artist George Bone, a true veteran of the industry.
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CHICAGO - OCTOBER 22:  Consumers exit and enter a Whole Foods Market store October 22, 2003 in Chicago. Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market has planned to become the first major grocery retailer to create corporate guidelines pertaining to the humane treatment of animals whose products are destine for their stores.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won't be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet. The company says its "365" chain will have a minimalist layout, affordable prices and third-party vendors who set up shop inside the stores. That generated fanfare earlier this year when Bloomberg noted the chain's website said the vendors might include sellers of body care products, record shops and even tattoo parlors.
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