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Tattoo Parlour in Kentucky Creatively Covers Up Hate Tattoo’s for Free
Tattoos can be a fantastic channel for self-expression, but for someone involved in gangs or hate groups in the past, they can be a very visible reminder of a mistake. Since tattoo removal can be such an expensive and painful process, it is unreachable for many. But a tattoo parlor in Kentucky has come up with a creative solution continuing the work of others in recent years. The Gallery X Art Collective in Murray posted an offer on Facebook a week ago to cover up any hateful, racist, or gang-related tattoos for free. In the first week, they received 30 requests.
Owners Ryun King and Jeremiah Swift were inspired by the Black Lives Movement to end prejudice and discrimination by supporting those who have left their hateful past behind. The first client was a woman named Jennifer Tucker. Now a mother of two, she regrets getting the confederate flag tattooed on her leg when she was 18. She said the reason she made this mistake was that she lived in an all-white neighborhood where the confederate flag was frequently flown with pride. It wasn’t until she got out of her hometown and got involved in peace movements that she was able to open her eyes.
Thanks to Jeremiah’s creativity, what was once a symbol of hate has been transformed into a humorous conversation starter: a cartoon character called ‘Pickle Rick’ from Rick and Morty.
Pastor Gets Ice Cream Truck to Celebrate His Birthday and Gives Out Hundreds of Free Sweets
73-year-old pastor Bill Losasso is the founder of the Florida Dream Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, which helps those stuck in tough situations. Every weekend, his institution gives over 25,000 pounds of food.
For his 73rd birthday, he wanted to relive his dream at 17 years old, where he drove around an ice cream truck for a day. On Saturday, he handed out hundreds of ice cream treats for free. “Out here, they don’t get ice cream very often,” Losasso told Fox 13. “We had people tell us it’s been a year and a half since they had any ice cream, and little kids said that.” Melvin Hillman, who drives the truck year-round, watched in admiration.”It’s beautiful, it’s excellent, it’s a blessing,” Hillman said. “I thank God I’m here to be a part of it. We have more people like him in the world; it will be a better world.”
Man Fights Off 13-Foot Alligator to Save His Dog
A brave man in Florida refuses to lose his companion to a massive alligator. So he jumped in the water and wrestled the alligator until he let go. Trent Tweddale said that he and his dog Loki were on a morning walk on their Wesley Chapel Farm when Loki was attacked. “The dog had his front paws in the river here that swelled after all the rain,” Tweddale told News Channel 8. That’s when the alligator came up, snatched his six-year-old rescue dog, and pulled him into the water. “I grabbed the dog’s collar to try to pull him back, and I ended up in a tug of war match with this gator, and the gator was not letting go,” Tweddale said. “So I let go of the collar, and I got about knee-deep into the water and started pounding on the gator’s head until he eventually let go.”
Trent got a few harmless scratches, but Loki had to undergo emergency surgery. “They put metal plates and screws in and were able to reconstruct [his leg] that way. We’re hoping that he can regain full use of his paws after this,” Tweddale added.
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