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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# tattoo

Last month
March 2023
# Lordship Credit Union
State claims back tattoo amounts to proof of involvement in robbery where Garda was murdered
The tattoo depicted four males with hats, including one holding a long barrelled firearm, a large BMW car, a pistol, rounds of ammunition and wads of money.
Last year
'An honour bestowed': Marty Whelan chats to the man who'll have him on his leg forever
Phil O’Kelly of Milltown got the tattoo of a youthful Whelan after losing a bet.
All time
# no red lines
'We're bottom of the pile': Tattoo artists say they shouldn't have to wait until August to reopen
Like other industries, tattoo artists are pushing to reopen earlier than indicated in the government’s roadmap.
# regulations
Government finalising guidelines for tattooing and body piercing in Ireland
Currently there are no basic training requirements for staff and no age of consent required.
# 7 wrongs
Yeah so, Ariana Grande got a tattoo that means 'barbeque grill' in Japanese
# Inked
Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan
Tattoos have long been associated with the Yakuza crime syndicates in Japan.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you have a tattoo?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# margot robbie
Margot Robbie tattooed the foot of a fan on The Graham Norton Show last night
Also featuring last night’s red chair story about an Irish mammy.
# immune system
'Strong evidence' that tattoo ink can seep into our bodies with toxic elements, say scientists
Only the tiniest, nano-scale particles made it into the lymph nodes, researchers found.
# Douze points!
Someone actually got a Johnny Logan tattoo and it is magnificent
The flowing locks. The white suit. It’s all there.
# comic sans
Ryan Reynolds just responded to a fan who got his name tattooed on his arse
I don’t know what kind of reaction we were expecting.
# dublin ink
Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers
The business said its intention was not to cause harm to anyone.
# ah lads
13 tattoos that would definitely make you proud to be Irish
Or not. At all.
# iano inked
Ian Dempsey just got a rather large tattoo live on air, all for a wonderful cause
There’s a starmaaan….
# up the dubs
This Kerry woman lost a bet and had to get a Dublin footballer tattooed on her arm
“Shites, the lot of ye.”
# Pauly d
This Leaving Cert student celebrated finishing his English exam with a gas tattoo
The only acceptable reaction to your favourite poet appearing on the paper.
# needlework
"I wrote from anger": This hard-hitting Irish book is about tattoos and tragedy
We spoke to the author, Deirdre Sullivan.
# not the face
Zayn Malik got a tattoo on his face and we need to have words with him
For god’s sake Zayn.
# good parenting
A trans teen's mum updated her tattoo of him in the nicest way
The perfect tribute.
# good hygiene
Tattoo and piercing guidelines to be introduced to prevent infection in parlours
The department of health said it wants to ensure high standards as an increasing number of people are choosing to have tattoos and piercings.
# whole glory
People stuck their arms through a hole and let an artist give them 'mystery tattoos'
They weren’t allowed to see them until he was finished. GULP.
# many regrets
11 tattoos that prove grammar is important
Our eyes.
# inked up
Conor McGregor is running out of space on his torso after getting 2 new tattoos
What do you think of his latest pieces?
# save me
This girl's tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health
Bekah Miles got her tattoo to encourage people to talk about depression.
# lion eyes
Was Ed Sheeran just trolling the world with his massive lion tattoo?
Don’t be lion to us, Ed.
# Italy
Police find severed leg tattooed with the phrase "a good day to die"
The grisly find was made in Rome yesterday.
# The Green And Red
This is perhaps the greatest Mayo headline that has ever existed
A tattoo gone VERY wrong.
# tattoo you
Would you hire this man? Most Irish bosses wouldn't
Some sectors are more forgiving – but even a small visible tattoo can seriously impede your job hunt.
# why god why
Someone got the name of this Temple Bar pub tattooed on their arm
“So, what does your tattoo mean?” “It’s the name of a pub in Temple Bar.” “Oh.”
# Regrets
McGregor: 'This tattoo cost me €20 while I was drunk in Ayia Napa'
What happens on holiday, stays on holiday. Except for tattoos.
# inked up
The Apple Watch is having problems recognising users with tattooed wrists
The watch’s sensor is unable to detect a heartbeat if there’s a tattoo covering the skin.
# charmander
This guy's terrible Pokémon tattoo has completely taken over Reddit
It’s like “left shark” all over again.
# spitting image
Teenager notices footballer's tattoo looks exactly like him, immediately goes viral
Is that… me?
# The Dress
A man has only gone and tattooed #TheDress on himself
It’s blue and black, in case you were wondering.
# Inked
Regretting that tattoo? Soon there'll be a painless cream to remove it
The cream is being developed by a Canadian PhD student who says it will be considerably cheaper than the laser-based method.
# Big gamble
Did Craig Burley really get a Fernando Torres tattoo after losing a bet?
It looks convincing but we’re not sure.
# tatt's not nice
9 things people with tattoos are completely sick of hearing
“Did it hurt?” *puts fingers in ears*
# bum note
Guy gets Gordon Ramsay's name tattooed on his arse
Photos of bare bums abound in here. Just thought we’d let you know.
# Guidelines
Tattoo and piercing industry regulation under review - because there's none right now
Businesses must adhere to health and safety rules, but there is nothing specifically tailored for the industry.
# Employment
Irish employers are still wary of staff with excessive tattoos
73 per cent were “unlikely to employ someone” who had a lot of tattoos.