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Case of man who texted unsolicited photo of his tattooed penis disimissed

The case of a man who texted a woman an unwanted photo of his genitals tattooed with STRONG E nuf 4 A MAN BUT Made 4 A WOMAN, was dismissed because he sent the photo electronically, not by mail. For those of you now planning to get all crazy with the photos, this decision only applies in Georgia.

Slideshow: Identifying marks

They say there are two kinds of people in the world: people with tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos.

Passport office nixes name ‘King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite’

Meet Mathew Whelan, now King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, and the latest in a line of folks fighting the system to get unusual names or less typical religious accessories, such as the Pastafarian pasta strainer, incorporated into their official identifying documents.

A field guide to prison tattoos

From teardrops to spiders, common prison ink decoded.

Police: Man with Face Tattoo Caught Smoking Crack in Car

If you’re going to do something illegal, like say, smoke crack in your car, it’s a good idea to keep a low-profile appearance. Throw on a business casual getup, comb your hair neatly, and you can get away with anything. Boynton Beach, Florida, man Keith Diaferia threw caution to the wind when he allegedly decided [...]

Mugshot of the Day

This man was arrested in April 2013 for using a stolen credit card at a local-area Walmart. The big question is: Will witnesses be able to pick him out of a lineup?

Police: Body Parts Found in Detroit Sewer Belong to Two Different Women

The DNA results are in and indicate that the two sets of cubed human remains found in sewers in Warren and Sterling Heights, Michigan, do not belong to the same person.

Drunk Man Allegedly Keys Cop Car — with Deputy Inside

Justin Everette Rowe of Trinity, Texas, showed a healthy, but stupid defiance towards police, and got himself arrested four months after Jonathan Thompson revealed his weirdly defiant tattoo, intended to show up the same police department.

Tattoo on Body Parts Found in Detroit Sewer is 15-20 Years Old, Experts Say

Last week, contractors working in the Sterling Heights area of Detroit, Mich., found a dozen body parts in a sewer about 50 feet below street level. “There were maybe a dozen softball-sized pieces of a body,” said Sterling Heights Police Department Lt. Luke Riley. With very little information to go on, police are hoping a tattoo will help identify the victim.

Body Parts Found in Detroit Sewer; Police Hope Tattoo Will Help ID Victim

Contractors working in the Sterling Heights area of Detroit, Mich., found a dozen body parts in a sewer about 50 feet below street level. “This morning, they go down to begin their work and they get down to a large grate at the 50-foot level and they see the body laying down there,” said Sterling Heights Police Department Lt. Luke Riley. “There were maybe a dozen softball-sized pieces of a body,” Riley continued, “No arms or leg or torso — nothing like that. Definitely a Caucasian. We’re not sure if it’s male or female.”

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