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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
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Slideshow: Snowblind | Regeneration Tattoo

Artists Include: Cathy Johnson, Edwin Marquez, Brian Hemming, Daniel Bythewood and Brad Stevens
Snowblind @ the LAB Boston, through February 13, 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 02, 2009
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Tattoo you

Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s current exhibition on Maori tattoos, we raised a call to adventurously inked souls in Boston.
Some of Boston's best tattoos
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 26, 2008
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Permanent

As Massachusetts’s puritanical Blue Laws started to fade in the late 1990s, the kids on Comm Ave rejoiced.
Body modification as art at the Peabody Essex Museum
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  February 20, 2008

Thirteen ways of looking at ink


Reflections on a lifetime of personal connections with tattoos
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  February 20, 2008
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Readers' picks 2007: City Life

Roxanne Huff, Old Orchard Beach, Francisco's at the Blue House Café, and more
Best bartender, best beach, best tattoo artist, best people-watching, and more
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007


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Hidden beauty

Dr. Lovemonkey thinks that when you get something as personal as a body adornment, you want to put a lot of thought and a lot of heart into it.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 18, 2007

Flashbacks: August 18, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Paul Babin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  August 17, 2006

Flashbacks, February 3, 2006

This week in history, from the pages of the Boston Phoenix
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 02, 2006