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Korea's outlaw tattoo artists
Korea's outlaw tattoo artists

Tattooing itself is not illegal in South Korea, but the law states that it can only be carried out by a licensed medical doctor.

Korea's outlaw tattoo artists
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No ID cards for Kazakhstanis with tattoos and piercings

A new rule in Kazakhstan bans facial piercings and tattoos on photos for identification documents.

No ID cards for Kazakhstanis with tattoos and piercings
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Turkey bans tattoos, piercings in schools

Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned pupils from wearing tattoos or body piercings in schools.

Turkey bans tattoos, piercings in schools
Sri Lanka detains British tourist over Buddha tattoo
Sri Lanka detains British tourist over Buddha tattoo

Sri Lanka has detained a female British tourist for having a Buddha tattoo on her right arm and ordered her deportation, police said.

Sri Lanka detains British tourist over Buddha tattoo
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Coloured tattoos escape ban in France

Tattoo artists in France, who were up in arms about a government ban on certain dyes, say the health ministry has reassured them they will be able to keep using coloured ink, attributing the uproar to a misunderstanding of thousands of pages of regulations.

Coloured tattoos escape ban in France
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On arms, legs, and breasts, Chavez lives for eternity

The body of Hugo Chavez may not have been embalmed and put on display for eternity but on the arms, legs and breasts of devoted Venezuelans, "el Comandante" will live on forever.

On arms, legs, and breasts, Chavez lives for eternity

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