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Dr. Lakra

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Lo and Behold: Lo Mejor of Boston


On your next sick day, instead of sitting through the building tension between John and Marsha on basic cable, consider consulting your Latina neighbor for...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  August 11, 2010
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Slideshow: Dr. Lakra at the ICA

Dr. Lakra at the ICA, showing through September 6, 2010
Dr. Lakra at the ICA, showing through September 6, 2010
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 23, 2010
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Cheap thrills

They say Dr. Lakra got his pen name from the doctor’s bag he carried around when he first began tattooing, two decades ago. “Lakra” puns on the Spanish word “lacra,” meaning scar or blemish, but it’s also slang for “delinquent” or “scumbag.”
The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
By GREG COOK  |  April 23, 2010
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Tattoo you

Dr. Lakra is no more a real doctor than is Dr. Dre or Dr. Demento. The 38-year-old Mexican tattoo artist’s real name is Jerónimo López Ramírez. As for “lakra,” it means “delinquent.” Or so I thought.
Dr. Lakra loves the ink
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 09, 2010
The Doctor Is Ink

The Doctor Is Ink


When you learn that the name of Mexican artist Dr. Lakra translates loosely to “Dr. Delinquent,” it should come as no surprise. After all, not...
By Scott Kearnan  |  April 05, 2010
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Tall stories

The Institute of Contemporary Art gets down and dirty this spring with Mexican artist Jerónimo López Ramírez, who's better known as DR. LAKRA — or, as they might say in his home of Oaxaca, "Dr. Delinquent."
Puppets, painted poetry, and the Kennedys
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010