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Pico Rivera, tattoo: Gang member's tattoo of a liquor store slaying leads to his conviction - Los Angeles Times
"Inked on the chest of a Pico Rivera gang member was the detailed scene of a liquor store slaying that had stumped an L.A. County sheriff's investigator for more than four years. It leads to a jailhouse confession from Anthony Garcia — and a first-degree murder conviction."
losangeles  gangs  picrivera  tattoos  crime  stories  2011  via:alexismadrigal  police  murder 
november 2014 by robertogreco
YouTube - Episode 1_ EXTRACTION: San Diego Art World Insiders
"Inspired by the open framework of the Agitprop project, Extraction: SDAWI (the reality show/art project) aims to promote integration, open dialogue, and cross pollination between some of the many diverse groups of artists and art organizations in the San Diego/Tijuana area.

In Episode One, Executive Director of the San Diego Fine Art Society, April Game, will be taken to the Voz Alta Project gallery space in Barrio Logan to see the work of artists from Studio 767, a tattoo studio in the Chula Vista neighborhood."
agitprop  sandiego  art  tijuana  documentary  chulavista  sandiegofineartsociety  vozaltaproject  barriologan  studio767  tattoos 
june 2011 by robertogreco
BBC News - Samoa's slow recovery after Pacific tsunami
"Then there is the resilience itself and the mental attitudes behind it. I learned a bit about this from Chris Salomonu, one of a sizeable minority of men in Samoa who have put themselves through the terrible ordeal of the full body tattoo. It covers the body from just above the knees to just below the ribs and takes two weeks to complete in a succession of excruciating six-hour sessions, using sharpened pigs' tusks and dye from the candlenut plant. After each session, they throw you in the ocean to numb the pain. It was "pure torture, the ultimate physical and mental test of my life," Chris told me. He went in secret to have it done and rang his mother after a couple of days. She told him the whole family would be praying for him but he was not to come home until the tattoo was done. The Samoan word for cowardice is peamoku - or unfinished tattoo. "I've never felt so alone," Chris said, "but I'm glad I went through with it."'
peamoku  tattoos  samoa  polynesia  words  language  tradition 
december 2009 by robertogreco

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