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3 ways to know if the tattoo is right for you

By Abby Wisecarver | July 17, 2018

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5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Tattoo in College

By Ginger Simons | October 7, 2017

Recently, I decided to make the biggest life commitment a woman my age can make. No, not marriage... getting a tattoo. Like myself, many people get their first tattoos in college and it seems like nowadays, more and more people are taking the plunge and...

Tattoo parlor comes to town

By Lark Lewis | September 18, 2013

On West Lincoln Highway, a new tattoo shop has emerged: DeKalb Tattoo Company, which opened Tuesday.DeKalb Tattoo Company, 817 W. Lincoln Highway, will join DeKalb’s other two tattoo shops, Out On A Whim and Proton Tattoo. Nick Misitano, owner of DeKalb...

‘Ink Master’ competitor Chris May opens up on show, life as owner of local Proton Tattoo shop

By Jessi Haish | July 23, 2013

“I was just lucky.”That’s how a local reality TV star would describe the journey that’s brought him to where he is.Chris May, owner of Proton Tattoo, 120 S. Fourth St., is a contestant on Spike TV’s “Ink Master,” a tattoo competition reality...

Orange Bowl excitement brings unlikely challenge

By Lindsey Rodriguez | December 5, 2012

Trent Eaves is not afraid to show his Huskie Pride. The senior communications major decided to challenge that school spirit with a post on Twitter: “If this tweet gets 1000 RT’s I will get a huskie tattoo’d on my butt,” Eaves tweeted. Eaves took...

Police arrest suspect in robbery case

By Northern Star Staff | October 1, 2012

DeKalb police arrested Anthony Phillips, 22, of DeKalb, on Saturday regarding a robbery occurring at approximately 5 a.m. Friday in the 900 block of Greenbrier Road. DeKalb Lt. Jason Leverton said there was a male and a female walking together and when...

Jack Olson Gallery gets ‘Inked’

By Connor Rice | August 29, 2011

Tattoos have permanence. Of course I mean this in a literal sense, but the physical longevity of body art also serves as an apt metaphor for the time it has spent as a cultural mainstay across the globe. Tattoo: An American Evolution and Inked: Tattoo...