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Skin deep

Mexican girly pinups, Japanese heroes in tattoo-themed shows

Dr. Lakra's 'Sin titulo/Untitled (Estrella Blanda)'' Dr. Lakra's "Sin titulo/Untitled (Estrella Blanda)'' (Beth Rudin Dewoody)
By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / April 16, 2010

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Just 10 years ago, Superior Court Judge Barbara Rouse overturned a ban on tattooing that had been in effect in Massachusetts since the 1960s. “Tattooing is an ancient art form which has been practiced in virtually every culture,’’ she wrote in her judgment. Tattoos “demonstrate commitment to other persons, to institutions, to religious beliefs, and to political and personal beliefs.’’ (Full article: 1320 words)

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