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From Silk Purse to Sow's Ear

Why settle for wearing a novelty Chistmas sweater when you could inscribe holiday cheer directly on your skin with the GR8 TaT2 Maker

This holiday gift sensation is at the top (or perhaps it's the bottom) of Professor Alan Childress' shopping list -- click here for his fabulous review.  Somehow it doesn't sound as if the Childress children will be applying faux gang tats on Christmas morning.

But wait -- haven't tattoos been rehabilitated as an art form?  What about all of those opportunities for personal expression, declarations of cultural affiliation -- or even "commercial" messages?  The possibilities are endless:

Of course, such creative efforts may prompt irate trademark holders to wish for a whole new definition of prison tattoos. 

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