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Hey, everyone. Here is an awesome photo of me awkwardly holding my book... Many of you are asking really great questions (and giving me some things to think about)! While many of the answers to your questions can be found in my book, I certainly don't expect you to run out and buy it! Especially if your question can be answered in a couple of sentences... What I can recommend if you are interested is the following: Head over to your local public library, University/College library or your job (if they have a small library) and ask them to order the book for the library. Libraries have funds set aside for purchasing books (makes sense, I guess 🤔), and you certainly can request that they get a copy! It will save you money, and allow you to (hopefully) get some answers! In the meantime, I'll try to answer some of your questions here.
Keep your questions, comments, and tattoo experiences coming! As long as you guys are around, I'll keep posting about forensic science, tattoos, and the rest of my strange adventures! #DoesThisBookMakeMeLookAwkward
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Today's news. Convicted sex offender Matthew E. Stager was just released from federal corrections in Petersburg, Va. He was supposed to self-report from a transitional facility in Texas, but never showed up... Any thoughts on the meanings behind his tattoos? I'm curious about the X with F-A-R-T on his neck... #tattoo #tattoos #police #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

As a thank you to @mrs_angemi, I'm bringing you a tattoo from the autopsy suite. This tattoo is probably from the 60's and possibly "homemade" due to the design and ink characteristics. Notice part of the tail is actually a scar. Have any of you incorporated a scar or birthmark into your tattoo design or tried to cover a scar with a tattoo? What about the opposite--any of you have a scar on your tattoo that changed the design? And thank you all for the follows! #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

The news is reporting that Stager was caught in DC. I found some additional photos of Stager- it's really interesting (at least to me) to see the progression of tattooing; although his physical features changed over time (weight, hair, makeup choices...) the tattoos remain a really great way to identify and demonstrate an individual's tattoo "evolution". #tattoo #tattoos #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Traveling tattoo kit, c. 1920s. Unknown if the inks displayed with the kit are actually part of the "original" kit... #tattoo #tattoos #ink #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

So according to news reports, Ringling Bros. Circus is closing after almost 150 years. The circus played a very important role in the exhibition and awareness of tattoos. Tattoos were on exhibit in the circus beginning in the early 1800s. Some individuals tattooed their entire bodies and went to work for the circus--on display, crowds were drawn in by elaborate tales of kidnapping and tattooing by tribes in far away lands...having nearly escaped, the tattooed vowed to put his/her body on display for all to see. People were so awestruck, they even requested the tattooed man to be put on display at their social gatherings... Does anyone know if the circus still has a tattooed man/woman as part of the show? I've heard that there are some occasional sideshow/'freakshow' acts around, but I don't know much about them. Anyone ever hear of them? #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Just when you thought a Disney princess couldn't get any better... #JustAddASkullAndSomeTattoos. I found this street art in Paris a couple of years ago. I actually think it's great that it was ripped and put back together. I think it adds character. #tattoo #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Visualization of obscured tattoos can be done by various techniques ranging from manual to chemical to photographic. These techniques effectively "remove" (or make 'invisible') the outermost layers of skin and resolve the underlying tattoo pigments in the deeper layers. In this case, in which there is evidence of road rash from a fatal collision involving a motorcycle, the tattoo is still visible and not completely obscured. The tattoo itself appears to exhibit pigment migration, making it difficult to resolve in general. The techniques above could be used to resolve the tattoo design so that it can be visualized clearly despite the pigment migration and injuries. #tattoo #tattoos #ink #inked #forensic #forensicscience #science #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins (1911-1973) is an American tattooing icon. After traveling around the US learning to tattoo, Collins settled in Hawai'i in the 1930s, where he established himself as a tattooist for sailors who would come into port there. I read Collins' letters when I was doing my research on tattoos and tattoo inks, and it was interesting to see how Collins would come up with new inks and try them on himself at a time when there were few colors being used in tattooing. Not only interested in coming up with new colors, Collins was also interested in improving existing colors. Collins' tattoo legacy has lived on and his shop in Hawai'i still displays some of his work and memorabilia. #tattoo #tattoos #ink #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

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True Crime Thursday? News outlets are reporting that a man's decomposing head and torso were found last night in a shopping cart outside of a small grocery store in the Bronx (NYC). The following is reported: 🛒 The torso was found in a garbage bag inside of a cardboard box. 🛒The shopping cart is described as a small-folding cart (not a large cart traditionally found at a grocery store). 🛒The medical examiner will determine cause and manner of death (let's see if there are reports of any tattoos found on the remains that can be used for identification!)... 🛒Think of the evidence recovered at this scene-from the remains to the cart-what physical evidence (trace, transfer) might you look for? What tests would you want done at a crime lab? Why (how would such testing provide evidentiary leads)? And for all of you that immediately jump to DNA and fingerprints, consider that it has been reported that people have seen the cart over several days in this location, with some having touched the contents in search of bottles and cans to recycle (so think of context and where DNA and/or fingerprints of the perpetrator may be found and not mixed with other profiles)... #truecrime #crime #crimescene #police #nyc #forensic #forensicscience #science #tattoo #ink #inked #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Visualization of obscured tattoos can be done by various techniques ranging from manual to chemical to photographic. These techniques effectively "remove" (or make 'invisible') the outermost layers of skin and resolve the underlying tattoo pigments in the deeper layers. In this case, in which there is evidence of road rash from a fatal collision involving a motorcycle, the tattoo is still visible and not completely obscured. The tattoo itself appears to exhibit pigment migration, making it difficult to resolve in general. The techniques above could be used to resolve the tattoo design so that it can be visualized clearly despite the pigment migration and injuries. #tattoo #tattoos #ink #inked #forensic #forensicscience #science #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

After a summer of traveling, teaching, writing, and learning, it's time to start thinking about my future projects. I'm thinking about developing a university-level course that looks at the history of criminology and medico-legal death investigation. Skulls, tattoos and murder all wrapped into one...I'll keep you posted... #skull #bones #tattoo #book #art #magic #crime #forensic #forensicscience #science #history #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

🐜Tattoos from the autopsy suite, c. 1970s. #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art #vintage #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

So in the last post, many of you correctly picked up on the dentition and the region around the mouth (abscess indication). A couple of you alluded to the overall shape of the skull and how that might impact the physical features of Hummel's face💀 So I thought it would be interesting to mention CRIMINAL ANTHROPOLOGY💀 In the 19th century, criminal anthropology was the "scientific" study devoted to understanding how the physical features of an individual correlated to their criminality. The most famous criminal anthropologist was Cesare Lombroso (Italy, 1835-1909). Lombroso believed that the physical characteristics of an individual would be a predictor of criminal behavior--he defined the 'born criminal' based on the shape of the head, facial features, bone symmetry, etc.💀 In addition, Lombroso also believed that TATTOOS were an indication of degeneracy and atavism, or a reversion to primitive status, which indicated one's propensity for crime and savagery. Lombroso spent time in the autopsy suite recording the physical features of the deceased and measuring their bones. He mainly studied criminal offenders (males and females), but also reported on sailors, prostitutes, and psychiatric patients. Lombroso' work, although largely discredited, has impacted many fields, including criminology, anthropology, psychology, and police science. 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼SWIPE to see some images from his work...👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 #forensic #forensicscience #skull #bones #history #crime #science #tattoo #tattoos #ink #inked #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Tattoos and skulls- successful shopping in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona. [🔎zoom🔍] #art #artist #tattoo #tattoos #ink #inked #skull #bones #princess #spain #barcelona #shopping #gothic #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

@Regrann from @forensic_tattoo - *Breaking News* It is being reported that the woman's torso has been tentatively identified after the victim's mother saw and identified the tattoo found on the remains. The victim reportedly disappeared on Sunday and her torso was found a couple of days later in Brooklyn. The NYPD will likely confirm the identity and move forward with an official homicide investigation. Thanks to those of you who passed along the information, including reposting my previous post (special thanks to @deathunderglass for that!)▪️As you can see from my research and previous posts, tattoos are an important source of forensic evidence and should not be overlooked in their ability to identify individuals... #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #inked #forensic #forensicscience #science #law #crime #truecrime #nypd #police #thankyou #repost #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks - #regrann

@Regrann from @deathunderglass - Recognize this tattoo? Contact the NYPD ASAP. And follow @forensic_tattoo while you're at it.

@Regrann from @forensic_tattoo - Tattoos in the News: The tattooed, decomposed torso (from waist to knees) of a woman was recovered from the Red Hook Channel in Brooklyn this week. The tattoo, a word in Sanskrit [reported to translate to "Lily" or "Lilyann"] surrounded in stars, is located on the victim’s right hip. Anyone with information should call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. #ny #nyc #brooklyn #nypd #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #inked #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks - #regrann #forensic #pathology #autopsy #deathunderglass - #regrann

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Recognize this tattoo? Contact the NYPD ASAP. And follow @forensic_tattoo while you're at it.

@Regrann from @forensic_tattoo - Tattoos in the News: The tattooed, decomposed torso (from waist to knees) of a woman was recovered from the Red Hook Channel in Brooklyn this week. The tattoo, a word in Sanskrit [reported to translate to "Lily" or "Lilyann"] surrounded in stars, is located on the victim’s right hip. Anyone with information should call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. #ny #nyc #brooklyn #nypd #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #inked #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks - #regrann #forensic #pathology #autopsy #deathunderglass

Recognize this tattoo? Contact the NYPD ASAP. And follow @forensic_tattoo while you're at it.

@Regrann from @forensic_tattoo - Tattoos in the News: The tattooed, decomposed torso (from waist to knees) of a woman was recovered from the Red Hook Channel in Brooklyn this week. The tattoo, a word in Sanskrit [reported to translate to "Lily" or "Lilyann"] surrounded in stars, is located on the victim’s right hip. Anyone with information should call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. #ny #nyc #brooklyn #nypd #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #inked #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks - #regrann #forensic #pathology #autopsy #deathunderglass

Tattoos in the News: The tattooed, decomposed torso (from waist to knees) of a woman was recovered from the Red Hook Channel in Brooklyn this week. The tattoo, a word in Sanskrit [reported to translate to "Lily" or "Lilyann"] surrounded in stars, is located on the victim’s right hip. Anyone with information should call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. #ny #nyc #brooklyn #nypd #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #inked #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Stereomicroscopic image of a blue tattoo ink dried on a microscope slide, 10x (US manufacturer). #tattoo #tattoos #tattooink #ink #pigment #art #microscopy #blue #black #light #forensic #forensicscience #science #chemistry #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Some tattoo inkspiration this Monday morning. 🔬Yellow tattoo ink viewed through a polarized light microscope with crossed polarizing filters (μ=100x). #goodmorning #monday #tattoo #tattoos #tattooink #ink #yellow #green #microscope #microscopy #art #science #research #forensic #forensicscience #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Sailors on the Bowery (NYC), Memorial Day weekend. I took this photo a few years back on the Bowery when the sailors were in town for Fleet Week. 👉🏼👉🏼SWIPE👉🏼👉🏼 for some photos from the tattoo exhibit at the NY Historical Society earlier this year featuring tattooing on the Bowery... The Bowery (Chatham Square) was one of the main NYC locations for tattooing beginning in the mid-1800's. The first tattoo shop reportedly opened in the late 1850's, and soon sailors that came into port would head to the Bowery to get tattooed. Service was often quick, with few colors (black, red/vermilion, green and sometimes brown and yellow) and designs ("flash") available-it allowed tattooists to maximize their clientele and thereby maximize their revenue. ⚓️ #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #inked #memorialday #nyc #ny #history #art #navy #blackandwhite #forensic #forensicscience #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

Went to the movies today (to see Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Men Tell No Tales☠️) and saw the trailer for Despicable Me 3. Tattoos make an appearance-looks like the minions head to prison and get tattoos...🍌💀🍌 Any thoughts? #WhatATimeToBeAlive #Minions #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #film #movies #family #forensicanalysisoftattoosandtattooinks

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