What Inspired You to Get a Face Tattoo?

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James Koehler: It was an anniversary present to his wife. They broke up two months later.

The 17th annual New York City Tattoo Convention returned over the weekend to Roseland Ballroom (239 W. 52nd Street). Photographer Jena Cumbo asked a dozen people what inspired them to get tattoos on their faces (or necks or heads) and brings back these photos, plus others from the convention, which lasted through Sunday.

Published on March 10, 2014

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It's like asking what drives people to be suicide bombers? Did an uncle touch them? Did mommy drink? Did your dad burn you with cigarettes? Are you retarded, schizophrenic or in a cult? Do you have a drug problem?

No, the correct answer is, 'who cares? you're defective.'


Does the writer know the difference between face and head?

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Face tattoos generally make for a short interview.

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