Thinking before Inking?

Could views on tattoos be changing?

Posted: Thu Sep 20 20:49:31 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Sep 20 20:49:31 PDT 2018

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if you enjoy getting a new tattoo... you're not alone, but in the past it has carried a negative stigma. now an albert lea man is working to change the views people have of tattoos. kimt news 3's brooke mckivergan sat down to talk with him... brooke did you get any new ink? no katie but i was able to talk with someone else getting their new tattoo... take a look. "nats of tattoo gun" "74 percent of millenials 18?24 have at least 1 tattoo." gilbert johnson owns chappel tattoos which is currently the (only tattoo shop in albert lea... and he's booked 8 months out. "i am kind of on a schedule." but tonight, he's dedicating his time to educating the community about the history of putting art onto skin "it's a different thing now." he says acceptance of tattoos has changed... "much more accepted in the workplace, i mean it almost has to be. its almost a forced thing for employers." (natsssss) "we're going to discuss a tattoo machine, what it looks like what it does, how it works... and then i'll invite them over here to watch a tattoo." gilbert says society has come a long way in terms of acceptance. "it literally was bikers and criminals." but now, he tells me getting inked is about telling a story, and adding a little more beauty to the world. "now to give somebody back their body... that is amazing. and what other thing can do that? and on the other side of that, people get them just beceause youre putting art out there. it's not always a story but it is always about beauty." and for tracy who is a regular at the chappel ... that's exactly what keeps her coming back. "i get them to tell a story of my life. to represent a hard time, a good time... things i like, things that mean the most to me." gilbert explains that those who may not be accepting of tattoos may just lack the knowledge to fully understand. "you can talk until you're blue in the face about what it means and this and that but to them they still have that idea that it was the criminals and the bikers and the fringe of gilbert says if you do plan on getting a tattoo any time soon, make sure to do your research and double check that the parlor you want to visit... is licensed. thank you brooke... and coming up tomorrow on kimt news 3's daybreak hear more about how to make sure you're going to a reputable tattoo artist. the dangers of distracted driving are well?known and well? documented. however, a recent study shows that many parents still use their hand?held devices, even while driving with their children in the car. in the study researchers found that about half of parents talked on a cell phone while driving, while one in three read text messages and one in seven used social media. doctors say that aside from the obvious dangers of putting yourself and your child at risk for serious injury from a crash, in places such as iowa and minnesota, it's illegal to text and drive. researchers hope parents realize whatever is on their device... can wait.xxx "see the big picture, follow the big picture, do the right thing. and yes, maybe you were five minutes late, maybe you're not able to call in for that meeting you were planning to, and that's okay, because at the end of the day you want to go back to your family, you want your family to be healthy, and as long as we keep our priorities straight, we should be able to move along with this." doctor grover says that while technology advancements are making it easier for us to stay connected in a safer manner, the safest thing parents can do is put the cellphone away and out of reach while driving./// a ground beef producer issued
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