Stephen Baldwin has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the initials “HM” for Hannah Montana. He got it because Miley Cryus told him he could cameo on the show if he had the initials tattooed on his body. He was never given the opportunity to cameo and now regrets getting the tattoo.
Inmates of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. can get free laser tattoo removal, e.g., gang sign tattoos they want to break from. Over 2,200 inmates have had tattoos removed; the removal incurs no cost to the public, paid for in part by the charity Homeboy Industries.
Tattoos among sailors became popular in order to help Americans prove their ID to avoid impressment into the Royal Navy. They also helped to identify bodies lost at sea.
The most ancient evidence of human tattooing is found on a mummified 5,300-year-old Neolithic Iceman who has a total of 61 tattoos of lines and patterns, interestingly most of which overlap with classical acupuncture points used to treat rheumatism, a medical condition that plagued him.
A man once tattooed “Netflix” on his body and after tweeting a picture to the company he received a free year of service.
Macy’s always has a red star in its ads because R.H. Macy had gotten a tattoo of one while a teenager working on a whaling ship.
A California Gang member was arrested for driving with an expired license when Police noticed his chest tattoo depicted a liquor store robbery and murder that had gone unsolved. After questioning he confessed and was convicted of the crime.
A radio station offered six figures to anyone that would get a tattoo of the station’s logo onto their forehead. A man and his stepson did so and upon requesting the money they were told they “weren’t entitled to anything.”
The oldest intact human ever found has tattoos.