Tattoo you: Know the AFI before you get ink

Su'a Sulu’ape Angela, a tattoo artist from San Diego, Calif., who practices the ancient Samoan art form of hand-tap tattoo known as tatau, works on a tattoo for a Marine Corps member at the Pacific Ink & Art Expo, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 3, 2013. She said the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego used to give the new Marines just finishing boot camp a list of reputable tattoo shops in the area but stopped doing that. She said after boot camp the Marines are gung-ho to get a USMC tattoo and may not choose the tattoo shop wisely. She said that even though the tattoo industry is highly regulated one still must do their research before committing to a tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Keith)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Keith
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