How many tats?

Asked by Josh Board on January 23, 2008

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Cynthia Stevens

I have six. But four of them are really small, so they don’t count. I was young, and they’re just things like a tiny heart. When I met Debbie Harry, I had her autograph my arm, and then I had it tattooed, with the band name above it. I had Chris Stein sign also, but it got smeared, so I didn’t have it tattooed. I’d eventually put the other band members on there. I want to have Debbie Harry’s face. I’m going to have Kat from L.A. do it. She’s known for doing great portraits.

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Dagwood Reed

My one tattoo is really tiny. It’s a genie’s lamp. I was 14, and this girl was 14, when we learned how to tattoo. She tried to do a seagull but messed it up. Then she tried to make it a scorpion. That didn’t turn out right either. So, we made it into a genie lamp, which worked well, since it’s like my mom’s name. She passed away, and it is a remembrance of her.

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Frankie Koppelman

I waited after a Blondie concert to have Debbie Harry sign my arm. She came out especially to do it. Clem Burke went and got her. I thought about having him sign my arm as well, but you can’t have a guy’s tattoo on your arm. I saw a picture of her on this shirt, and I might add that tattoo. I’m not sure. I like knowing, though, that for those two minutes she was signing my arm, I was a part of her life.

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George Figueroa

I don’t have any. I’ll probably get one eventually, though. I think about it. I thought about getting a gargoyle. But I thought it might look horrible when I get old. If my mom died, maybe I’d get her name. But, I think the thing I decided on is a lion, because I’m a Leo. When I do get one, that’s probably going to be it.

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Lewis Schafer

It’s hard to say. I have a lot that blend into each other. I have more than 20 but less than 30. One arm is a sleeve. I have a big leopard-skin print with flames. I have one arm that is all Southwestern, Native American designs. There’s a totem pole. And, I have the standard dagger with a rose wrapped around it to show I’m tough but sensitive.

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Roberta Sopone

I do have two tattoos. Both are representations of tigers. I love the animal, and to me, it represents beauty and strength, and that is something I look for in my life. For several months now, I’ve been working on designing a larger tattoo. That will be an angel that will combine my two original ones to create one large tattoo. The previous ones hurt like hell when I had them done, but I would do it again.

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