Business By Emily Gleason Special to West Hawaii Today | Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Tattoo by Che Pilago. (Che Pilago/Courtesy Photo) Tattoo by Che Pilago. (Che Pilago/Courtesy Photo) Tattoo by Che Pilago. (Che Pilago/Courtesy Photo) Che Pilago opened his tattoo shop in Kona, Ka’eo Hawaii, in 2014. (Emily Gleason/Special to West Hawaii Today) Che Pilago has been tattooing since he was a teenager. Around age 15, he started sneaking his dad’s tattoo equipment to work on friends when his parents were out camping for the weekend (don’t tell them). Che grew up watching his dad, Angel Pilago, and close relatives tattoo. His dad’s side of the family comes from a long line of tattoo artists who specialize in traditional Polynesian-style tattoo, or tatau. Self-employed as a tattoo artist since 2004, Che opened his tattoo shop in Kona, Ka’eo Hawaii, in 2014. People from different backgrounds travel from … [Read more...] about Kona tattoo artist Che Pilago brings his clients’ stories to the surface
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Lisa Howard-Fusco Special to the Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 5:46 PM EDT Oct 17, 2018 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and over the last 20 years, nothing has changed so much in our culture as the beauty standards for body art and augmentation. What was once only within the realm of bikers and sailors, such as tattoos, or in non-Western cultures, such as ear stretching, gauges and body piercing, has now seeped into mainstream culture. “Things have definitely changed,” said Christine McGeoch, a 26-year old massage therapist in Forked River who opted for ear gauges back in junior high, but still retains them now that she is in the working world. More: 'It's about dignity': South Jersey stylists support those with cancer-related hair loss More: Adelphia sells 'Boobie Cakes' to raise funds to support breast cancer advocacy, education More: Why this Moorestown teacher is wearing one dress for 100 school days “When I was in high … [Read more...] about Love & regret in age of tattoos, body piercings, gauges
By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer 12:49 am Something big is coming to the Pittsburgh food truck scene — a Greyhound bus, to be exact. Blue Sparrow — a food truck that sells global foods ranging from a ramen burger to traditional gyros — is expanding from its current truck to a 1956 GM PD-4104, a bus known as a “Highway Traveler” while it was being produced. One of its previous stops was outside of Redhawk Coffee on Meyran Avenue, but the owners have had to ease up on lunch service to devote time to developing the new bus. They hope to pick up lunch spots again when the bus is ready for use. The Greyhound’s size will multiply their kitchen space when they are out serving different sites.Pittsburgh chef Luke Cypher owns and operates the food truck with help from with sous chef Zack Morgans and confectionarian Jess Wagner. The trio is looking to add the transformed bus to the Blue Sparrow’s lineup in November to help enhance efficiency in the … [Read more...] about Blue Sparrow food truck flocks to a new home
“I mean, it’s like I’m going to have it like forever, right?” Amber Butterfly is telling a heavily tattooed man standing over the book of tattoo art. “Totally!” he barks each time Amber Butterfly pauses.“Because I’m like not like a girl who’s going to get her tattoos removed. Like, ever. Also, this is like my first one, so that’s special, right?” she asks, then sticks her lower lip out in a pout. “Totally!” her new friend bellows. His earlobes, stretched with turquoise-encrusted metal washers, dangle close to the collar of his Harley-Davidson tank top. His impressive jawline is inked with what look like little apostrophes. Amber Butterfly, a 23-year-old massage therapist who traveled here from Indio, California, bats her long, blue eyelashes at Apostrophe Beard. “Can you help me decide?” “I don’t work here,” he grunts. “I’m getting a lower back piece … [Read more...] about Phoenix, Ink: Tattoos Not Just for ‘Whores and Sailors’ Anymore; What Happened?
A free tattoo removal program is offering its services to young survivors of sex trafficking. (iStock) Child and teen sex-trafficking survivors will be able to get a fresh start with help removing a physical stigma that symbolizes deep emotional wounds—the tattoos that their captors put on their bodies. Administration for Children's Services Commissioner David Hansell said that nearly 3,000 children and young adult trafficking survivors, under ACS supervision, are being offered the free service to erase the ink forced on them as a sign of ownership. More from Fox 5 New York Kitten gets stuck in car engine Carlson fires back at Miss America bully accusations Fitness tracker for dogs Beer offer kept man from jumping off bridge 7-year-old boy reopens lemonade stand shuttered by inspector "No young person should be forced to go through life with a permanent mark of exploitation and abuse on their body," Hansell said. "The NYC Child … [Read more...] about Tattoo removal program offers free service to young sex-trafficking survivors