School board considers changes to dress code

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Chelle Delaney Is it OK to have gold and purple hair during spirit week or at a track meet? Is a tattoo or a bandaid that hides a tattoo more conducive to instruction in the classroom? Is one facial piercing, such as an eyebrow bar, OK, or are two too many? Or would it be […]

Tattoos have mixed, colorful history

By Chelle Delaney The Marine Corps has banned them, particularly “sleeve” tattoos, the “big, garish tattoos” that take up most of an arm. A Marine who gets one risks dishonorable discharge and two years in prison. The other military services also vote against visible tattoos, requiring that they be “small” tattoos. Still, the Army, hungry […]

Tattoo is an art that leaves permanent thrill

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor If you noted the local supermarket is running low on melons, you’ll have to blame me. No, I’m not on the New Mexico Honeydew diet. Nor did I discover a new-fangled melon cookbook at the latest garage sale. I am learning to tattoo. Rather than practice on bananas, grapefruit […]

Tattooed in Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff While many tattoos come about for symbolic, artistic or even absurd reasons, two Tucumcari artists said they entered the tattoo world for love. Actually, they did not get their first inking for love, but learned their craft because of it. Here are their stories. Outlaw tattoo Robert Alarcon said his […]