Tattoos Trends We’re Glad to See Go


Tattoos are often the most personally way a person can express their own sense of individuality. They can be reminders of values and people we hold dear, signs of the things that formed us into the people we become, and beautiful additions to the human body but like all things they are subject to personal decisions which can lead to some regrettable ink for everyone involved, those that have to see it included. Of all the trends within the many years of tattooing here are a few that we are glad have passed their prime.


Tattoos in a Language You Don’t Speak


The idea seems well meaning enough, there is a phrase or word that means that means the world to the person about to ink it forever on their skin but instead of choosing to have it written in a language they speak, they opt for the more “worldly” approach and choose to instead have kanji or Sanskrit forever marked on their skin with the utmost faith in their translator. Now forever where the wished to see “Peace” they are reminded of the number four special at Pok Pok LA.  Probably going to be some cover up tattoos in your future if you go this route.


Tribal Tattoos


Tribal tattoos have their place, usually within a tribe or tattooed by a member of a tribe only. This trend applies to those that have forever inked themselves into the tribe of “Chad.”  Like 90% of them however end up being some of the worst tattoos.



Tattoos can represent the best of part of our lives though without careful thought and adherence to passing fads often only lead to a quick Google search of laser removal clinics.

Mark Ruffalo Returns to the Stage

Many people love the actor Mark Ruffalo. Recently, he was nominated for an Academy Award in the movie Spotlight. He appears as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in The Avengers, and Ruffalo made himself seen on the campaign trail for Bernie Sanders throughout 2016. However, the latest place you will find Mark Ruffalo is on a Broadway stage. Ruffalo stars as Victor in Arthur Miller’s The Price.


The Price is Arthur Miller’s least performed play. First performed in 1968, the play went on to receive two Tony nominations. Since then, the play has been performed only three other times. However, Mark Ruffalo helped bring it back for a fourth revival. Playing in American Airlines Theater from February 16, 2017 to May 7, 2017, The Price is directed by Terry Kinney. In addition to Mark Ruffalo, The Price also stars Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub. Danny DeVito finishes up the cast, and his performance marks DeVito’s Broadway debut.


The Price takes place in 1960s New York City. Ruffalo plays Victor, a police officer near retirement. Unfortunately, Victor’s final years on the police force aren’t going well. Refusing to ignore the corruption of his fellow police officers, Victor is assigned an unfulfilling assignment near the airport. Here, he learns he needs to return to his childhood home to liquidate the furnishings. He is joined by his wife, his estranged brother, and a furniture salesman. The Price examines Victor’s past, and he wonders if he made the right choices to get where he is today.


Ruffalo is pleased to be back in theater. He performed on stage exclusively during his early career, but The Price is a return to the form after 15 years of movies. Check it out!


Hamilton Continues to Rake in the Money

“Hamilton” has been running since 2015 at the Nederlander Organization’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. Last week, it’s average ticket price led the industry at the going rate of $291.37. This helped the show bring in $3.13 million in just seven days.


Tickets for the show have been nearly impossible to get as fans can’t get enough of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s interpretation of the story of Alexander Hamilton. In November, the show broke records by earning $3.3 million in one week. Some single tickets have gone for nearly $1,000 on the second-hand market.


The standard ticket price for “Hamilton” is listed at $199, and the premium seats have gone up to $849. This in an industry high, with the premium tickets for another popular show, “The Book of Mormon,” going for $477. This is small in comparison, but it was previously the highest price for premium tickets on Broadway.


This increase was partly done in response to the actions of ticket resellers. Anyone who has the opportunity to buy a “Hamilton” ticket through a lottery has done so, and the potential for making a tremendous profit can easily be reached by selling those tickets online.


“Hamilton” debuted at The Public Theater in February, 2015, moving to its current location on Broadway in August of that same year. It received 16 Tony nominations and won 11 awards. At the Tony Awards, it was named Best Musical and received awards for Best Original Score, Best Actor, and Best Actress among other things.


The touring show is heading to San Francisco in March, followed by Los Angeles. A non-touring show is currently playing in Chicago at the PrivateBank Theatre. It opened in October, 2016, to rave reviews.