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Photos: Selections from Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Used with permission from Science Ink by Carl Zimmer, Sterling Publishing © 2011.
Science Ink
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 16, 2011

Photos: The Providence Phoenix Annual Best in RI Awards Show

The Providence Phoenix honors the Best in RI at the Met on April 20, 2011. Check out the winners  here .
The Best of Rhode Island Awards | The Met | April 20, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  April 22, 2011

Photos: Boston Tattoo Convention

The Boston Tattoo Convention comes to the Sheraton Hotel on Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, 2010.
Boston Tattoo Convention at the Sheraton Hotel | September 3-6, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  September 17, 2010

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

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

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


Shriiimp on the Barbie

Shrimp, the edible crustaceans commonly dipped in tart, tangy cocktail sauce, don’t usually carry overtly sexual connotations.
Allston-based graffiti artists are giving new meaning to objets d’art
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 03, 2007