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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 14, 1987
Students' tattoos be(

(Continued from Page 1)
Tattoos don't have to be blurry
battleships or hearts with "MOM"
draped across the front, and getting
one doesn't have to be painful,
Fauser said.
There are still a lot of poor-
quality tattoos, she said, and "the
number of true artists who are
doing it, like myself, is pretty
CUSTOMERS, who must
first make an appointment, can
choose one of the patterns in the
shop, or. they can bring in their
own. Jim, an LSA junior who did
not want his last name to be used,
had a picture from an ancient Greek
vase tattooed on his leg at,
Suzanne's. "It's a woman pulling
her hair out at funeral," he said.
Fauser thinks one reason for the
upsurge in interest in tattoos is that

"more musicians are getting
Fauser said she always serves
one type of student, though. Frater-
nity members come from all over
to have their houses' initials etched
onto their bodies. "I've tattooed
Fijis and Sigma Chis" from the
University, she said.
give themselves tattoos. LSA
junior Ben Sowers tattooed a lizard
on his ankle. "You take a needle
and wrap string around the needle
up to the point," Sowers explained
as he rolled his sock down to reveal
a crudely drawn stick figure.
After drawing a pattern on the
desired surface, he said, "Dip the
needle in India ink. Jab the needle
in at it. You have to do it over and
over again" at all points along the
pattern. "If the skin bleeds, that's a

come a pai
good sign that the tattoo is taking,"
Sowers said.
Sowers suggests keeping the
surface clean with rubbing alcohol
to prevent infection. Hepatitis is a
danger of home tattooing.
Once the decision to be tattooed
is made, the question of which part
of the body to have tattooed comes
up. Fauser said most women
choose their breasts, hips, or
ankles, while men favor their arms.
sophomore Nicole Pinsky chose her
ankle because the skin doesn't
change shape over time, and be-
cause it can be covered up in certain
That tattoos do have to be hidden
at times indicates a social stigma
attached to them. Some students
worry what parents will say.
"My parents kind of bugged me
about it at first," said LSA junior
Jim Reisch. "Some people think
it's disgusting," he added. Reisch

got a tattoo of a dragon curled
around a guitar by some biker
buddies during a drunken escapade
("It's kind of a cliched story").,
So why do they do it?
"It makes me feel like I exist,"
said Pinsky of her tattoo. "I tried
dying my hair blue for a couple of
years, but that just didn't prove
there was a me." She says she is
now planning to have a starfish
tattooed on a shoulder.
person's personality, and it reflects
them," said Karen, an art school
junior. She has four tattoos, inclu-
ding a lizard on her shoulder that
matches the lizard her boyfriend
Ron hason his ankle. "It's a
union," she explained. "It's stuck
on us for life."
Permanence may deter some
people from getting tattoos, but for
those who have them, it's a
powerful attraction.-

of them


Boy commits suicide
A 17-year-old Huron High
School student jumped to his death
from the top level of the Tally Hall
parking structure Friday morning,
police said.
Wendell Stubor died later that
norning at the University Hospital.

Rape arraignment ddayed
The arraignment of a resident of
707 Oxford on rape charges has
been postponed until tomorrow,
police said. The arraignment was to
have been yesterday, but the suspect
requested the delay because he is out
of town. -By David Webster

Resolution prevents
Republican veto

Compiled from Associated Press reports
Shultz, Shevardnadze confer
MOSCOW - U. S. Secretary of State George Shultz held three
rounds of talks yesterday with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze, taking up the critical issue of nuclear arms reductions at
an unscheduled late night session.
There was no immediate word on the outcome. At the California
White House, meanwhile, presidential Chief of Staff Howard Baker said
he would not be surprised to see a decision on a superpower summit
emerge by the end of Shultz' three day visit.
The Soviet news agency Tass, however, accused Washington of "a
fresh cock-and-bull story," of Soviet espionage at the U. S. Embassy in
Moscow. The dispatch said the Pentagon came up with the "spy scare"
in an effort to undercut the State Department.
Charles Redman , the State Department spokesperson, said Shultz
and Shevardnadze brought their arms control experts to the evening
Texaco files for bankruptcy
NEW YORI - Texaco gained ground in its multibillion-dollar
legal war with Penzoil Co. by filing for protection under federal
bankruptcy laws, analysts said yesterday.
In taking the step, Texaco relieved itself of the necessity of posting a
potentially debilitating security bond against the roughly $11 billioh
judgement won by Penzoil against Texaco in a 1985 Houston jury
That removed a negotiating club that Penzoil had been wielding over
Texaco, giving the White Plains, N. Y.-based giant oil company plenty
of time to negotiate a settlement, they said.
This benefits Texaco because the more time it has, the more chance
it has of winning a reversal of the decision, and the more time Penzoil
has to wait to get its money, or some part of the award.
Earth's population increases
WASHINGTON - The rate at which people are being born is
speeding up again, just as the planet's population edges past the S
billion milestone, a population study group reported yesterday.
The private Population Reference Bureau cited an easing of strict
birth limits in China as a prime reason for the turnaround in population
The Bureau's new World Population Data Sheet for 1987 estimates'
that the July 1 population of the world will be 5.026 billion.
The United Nations has projected that the world will pass the 5
billion milestoneearly in July, while another private study group , The
Population Institute , calculated the event occurred last year.
"If Beijing continues contunues to ease up on its population policy,
it will shatter current assumptions about a continuing slowdown in the
global population's growth rate," said bureau specialist Carl Haub.
AMA calls for new morality.
DETROIT - The president of the American Medical Association
yesterday called for a new morality to combat the spread of AIDS but
said doctor-patient confidentiality hinders physicians' ability to protect
people whose partners may have the deadly disease.
"If people out there are having multiple sexual experiences and going,
to houses of prostitution, they're playing Russian roulette," said Dr.
John Coury, the Port Huron surgeon who heads AMA.
"What we're talking about is preventing death."
Coury, at a news conference before addressing the Economic Club of
Detroit, said past efforts to impose moral standards to prevent the spread
of disease had failed because the stakes were not as high as they are




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the study, which was approved by
the council last February over
Republican opposition.
In other action last night,
Jernigan was sworn in as mayor,
and Ann Marie Coleman (D-First
Ward), Terry Martin (R-Second
Michigan Daily

Ward), Jeff Epton (D-Third Ward),
Jerry Schleicher (R-Fourth Ward),
and Kathy Edgren (D-Fifth Ward)
were sworn in as representatives of
Ann Arbor's five wards.
Epton, who was re-elected for
his third term, proposed that the
council seat Jernigan vacated be
filled by resolution at next week's
city council meeting. He indicated
that Dave DeVarti, chairman of the
Ann Arbor Democratic Party and a
two-time unsuccessful candidate for
the council, will probably fill the



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The Arthur Miller Award
The Jeffrey L: Weisberg
Freshman Poetry Award
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Rackham Auditorium
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Alligator residing in Georgia
pond concerns suburbanites
POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - A five-foot alligator that moved
into a pond behind the Lake Emerald subdivision may have been a pet
that outgrew its welcome, says a professional trapper called in to snare
the critter.
Richard Gruhn of the Immediate Animal Service planted a steel trap
baited with chicken during the weekend, explained that "We want to catch
him live."
Gruhn has trapped bears and deer while working for the service that
specializes in animal rescue and wildlife control, but he said the suburban
gator hunt "takes the cake."
Although nobody claims to know where the alligator came from,
Gruhn said, "My theory is that somebody had an alligator as a pet, and it
got so big that they couldn't keep it anymore, so they let it go."
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