Iraq War veteran Mike Ergo showed off his tattoo as part of the "War Ink" project. (CBS)

Bay Area Project Helps Veterans Share War Stories Through Their Tattoos

As communities hold parades and lay wreaths this Veterans’ Day to honor men and women in uniform, some returning vets are taking off their shirts to reveal their war stories in the form of tattoos.


Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots celebrates a 12 yard touchdown in the third quarter against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NFL Teams Consider Using Police Experts To Examine Prospects’ Tattoos

Teams may want to take a closer look at what exactly is branded on their prospects’ bodies, according to Bruce Feldman of


Sio Moore #55 of the Oakland Raiders participates in drills during Rookie Mini-Camp on May 11, 2013 in Alameda, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders Rookie Moore Has Emotional Tattoo Story

Say what you want about tattoos: Some are bizarre, others cool and some not so much. But when tattoos have a great story behind them, they are often looked at in a whole new light.


San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's latest tattoo work.
(Photo Credit: Colin Kaepernick Instagram)

49ers’ Kaepernick Gets Some New Tattoos After Super Bowl Loss

The off-season edition of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is here—now equipped with more tattoos after a humbling Super Bowl defeat.


Tattoo Art

California Set To Implement Safety Requirements For Tattoo Artists

The purpose of the law is to prevent the possible transfer of serious diseases.


Oakland homicide victim tattoos

Tattoos Help Oakland Police Identify Fatal Shooting Victim

A man who was fatally shot in East Oakland early Tuesday was identified Thursday as 18-year-old Evan Chapman of Oakland after someone recognized him from photos of his tattoos and called police.

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SF Giants logo tattoo (

Some Fans Take Giants Fever To A Permanent Extreme

San Francisco Giants gear flew off the shelves as the team launched a post-season winning streak against the Texas Rangers. But, some fans found t-shirts and baseball caps insufficient.