Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the...Full Story >
A survey by USA Today reveals that Richmond is the third most tattoo'ed city in America. Only people in Las Vegas and Miami have more tattoos than we do.
With so much "ink being done" here, there are bound to be mistakes - or at least regrets. That's where Richmond plastic surgeon Dr. Travis Shaw comes in - with his Lutronic "Q-switched laser" that has revolutionized tattoo removal.
As recently as five years ago, laser technology for tattoo removal had a tendency to burn skin, sometimes leaving it discolored or scarred - but no longer.
"It doesn't harm the skin that's around it," said Dr. Shaw. "It only targets the colors that are in the tattoo themselves."
Rick Pilcher is getting all of the tattoos on his hands and fingers removed. When he was turning wrenches as a mechanic in the military, they weren't a problem - but now, in civilian life, sticks of dynamite with the words "short fuse" tend to scare off any potential employers.
"I had to look at other career possibilities, and most professional careers don't like exposed tattoos, so that's why they're going now," said Pilcher.
Amber Ashley didn't doesn't hate the idea of a tattoo on the back of her neck, she just hate the way it came out.
"I was very upset, I was crying," said Ashley. "I wanted a tattoo that was going to mean something to me, that I would love for years to come."
After two sessions, it's faded dramatically. She may have three more before it's gone, but it does have a down-side:
"It's painful during the session, but immediately after it's done, you forget you've had anything done. It feels like a mild sunburn afterwards."
Despite a little pain, the q-switched laser works in a way that few plastic surgeons have seen before.
"It's almost like using a giant eraser, especially with the darker pigments. As I'm watching the beam of light hit the tattoo, I can see and you can actually hear it. You can see the ink starting to disperse itself," said Dr. Shaw.
Fees and determined by size, color and complexity of each tattoo - a modest sized tattoo, that takes under five sessions, can probably be done for under $1,500.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.