Re: mutilation and ritual

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 10:00:36 -0400

In a message dated 96-07-09 22:35:57 EDT, (mike shupp)

> Done by non professionals-- by boyfriends or girlfriends or one's
> own self-- with non-professional technique, like jabbing oneself
> with a pencil or ballpoint pen.
> Of course, that's the Latino gang member of 20 years ago or so.
> Maybe enough affluence has come to their ranks that they can
> afford the professionals these days. I dunno.

Oh. Sorry. Actually, there is still a huge business in garage tattoos
(non-professional). I see them mostly on couriers here in DC and as I don't
know anything about Latino gang culture, I dunno either. :-)

- Adrienne