In the wake of the terrorist bombing in Manchester England – citizens are coming together in a show of spirit, strength and solidarity. Hundreds of people are now lining up for a tattoo of a small bee. The bee is the symbol of the city, harkening back to the days when Manchester was the center of Britain’s textile industry.
The concept, while noble – may be more of a reaction than a well thought out idea. Tattoos are permanent and removing them is expensive, and painful.
Permanent ink, seems to be a trend that is sweeping the globe. But is does come with precautions – safety, risk of infection and the fact that that ink you are getting is supposed to last forever.
At Farmingdale State College, Dr. Michelle Miranda is an Associate Professor and an expert in forensic science and tattoos. She can speak of tattoos, the risks and the cultural significance of getting inked. She is available to speak with media – simply click on her icon to arrange an interview.
Michelle D. Miranda Associate Professor, Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology
Dr. Michelle Miranda teaches Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology. She has worked as a Criminalist with the NYC Police Dept.