November 3rd, 2005 issue #0444

November 3rd, 2005

    TATOO CONVENTION: "It's going to be a crazy time," promises Ben Miller, tattoo artist at Capital Tattoo, cosponsor of the 13th annual Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival happening November 18-20 at the Holiday Inn Select Koger Center on Midlothian Turnpike. In addition to food and music, more than 50 tattoo artists from around the world will descend on Richmond to show their stuff to what Miller predicts will be thousands of tattoo aficionados.PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO

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  • Ink-fection: Tattoo safety is serious stuff

    Hepatitis. HIV. If you're not careful about who gives you a tattoo, you could come home with more than just ink under the skin. Jackie Rice of Big Dawg Tattoos fears some studios aren't as clean as they should be– and that customers don't realize they're putting their health at risk. "Most customers have no idea that tattooing is even regulated," she says.

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  • It's forever: Think before you ink

    As an 18-year-old self-described "wild child," Maurie Sutton thought the tattoos of a bat, cat, and moon on her left shoulder were the height of cool. As a 36-year-old PhD candidate and mother? "Not good," she says. For the past six months, Sutton has been undergoing laser treatment to remove the tattoos, a process she says is painful, but even more painfully expensive. "It's probably going to cost me $1,500," she says, sighing at the irony that getting the tattoo cost her just $100.

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  • Tattoo you: Locals show their ink

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO [email protected] Forget tiny butterflies hidden from sight. When it comes to tattoos, Charlottesvillians are going bigger and brighter than ever before, says local tattoo artist Ben Miller of Capital Tattoo.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst nightmare for election officials: None of the voting machines at Walker Upper Elementary are working early November 8, preventing many would-be voters from casting th...

  • The week in review

    Worst reminder a serial rapist is out there: A woman is attacked October 24 by a man waiting inside her Broad Avenue apartment. Neighbors intervene, and there's no announce...

The Dish


  • The Beatles: How they started a revolution

    It seemed to me a definite line was being drawn. This was something that never happened before.–Bob Dylan To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Variety– considere...

Question of the Week

  • Got any tattoos?

    Andy Kielar: "Just a couple: my arms, ribs, back, and neck. The neck one is new. It's for my sister. Most of them are memorial tattoos for someone I've lost." Kathryn Spi...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 7/11  David J. Zachowski and Melinda D. Lessin to Matthew J. Lewis, 1325 Wimbledon Way, LeParc, RiverRun, $256,000. Ronnie A. and Linda Townsend to Geoffre...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial Construction Permits

    ALBEMARLE October 7-October 14  Rio Associates Ltd., Dumbarton Properties Inc., illuminated aluminum wall sign, $3,552. Greenbrier Office Park LLC, new three-story c...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • Off the Block

    What happened to On the Blocks of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: May 5, 2005 in issue 0418 ADDRESS: 1021 St. Charles Avenue CITY ASSESSMENT: $180,600 ASKING: $245,000 SELL...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    Published November 3, 2005, in issue 0444 of the Hook November 8 at 9am at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 949 Oak Creek Road, Twin Oaks subdivision, Palmyra Debt...

DR. HooK

  • Avian anxiety: If bird flu comes, fly!

    The world needs to laugh a little more. Isn't laughter the best medicine? Elizabeth Taylor sang, "Send in the Clowns" (ouch, bad example!). Okay, Donald O'Connor sang, "Mak...

Movie Reviews


    Chicken Little (G, 81 minutes) * 1/2 This embarrassingly bad animated feature indicates the sky is falling on Walt Disney Pictures! A story about the quest for a father's l...

  • Semper feisty: Jarheads ain't Rambos

    U.S. Marines are proud to be known as "jarheads," a reference to the shape given their skulls by their regulation haircuts. It also implies, according to the protagonist of...

Music Reviews

  • Listen up! Williams sure plays a mean guitar

    I first heard of the DJ Williams Projekt shortly after this year's All Good Festival. The band played side stage one of the evenings and pulled a crowd as large as some of ...


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

  • Cold calls: Ticket to a good job

    Cold calling is for champions. Skeptical? Well, I'm not sure you have much of a choice. Fewer than half of all jobs are advertised, and most people don't get jobs through l...

Strange But True

  • Night trippers: Did witches turn on?

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q.  What did the LSD acid-trippers of the 1960s have in common with "witches" of medieval Europe? –T. Leary



  • Reluctant: Koleszar vs. Goliath Bell

    Democrat Steve Koleszar's Achilles heel against the 58th District incumbent may not be Koleszar's modest $50K stash against Rob Bell's massive $300K war chest. It may not b...


  • Phi Kap imploded

    As a former UVA student who was both good friends with many brothers in Phi Kap and a member of the IFC during the fraternity's first re-colonization attempt, I found your ...

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