The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 01, 2001, Image 9

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Each tattoo represents different times in His life, he said. ^ “1 have every type of tattoo,” Crigiow said, "They reflect different things that remind me of times in my We and things that make me happy." People react to the tattoos in different ways, he said. Some people will ask questions and are realty open, but others turn away when they see the tattoos, Crigiow said. “I sometimes forget i have [foe tattoos],” he said. “Other people notice them more than I do.” Crigiow said his parents are accepting of his tat- js, but his grandparents are thrown off by them. For older generations, tattoos have a stigma about jtftem, he said. "Only criminals and Harley guys used to get tat- >os, so my grandparents aren't as accepting as finger people are,” Crigiow said, Crigiow said he thinks younger generations are not appalled by his tattoos because more students are open to getting tattoos than previous generations. Joker, a tattoo artist at Aggieland Tattoo, said most of his clients are students. “The majority ot people that come in here are Undents," Joker said. "Seventy-five percent of are female.” The most popular tattoos are butterflies and tribal is. Many students also want the A&M block let ter logo, he said. "I try to get people to change it up and do some cus tom work to make their tattoo unique," Joker said. "Most of the time, they want the block letters in plain black, though." Members of the Corps of Cadets are also part of Joker’s clientele. Cadets often bring in the logo for their outfit, Joker said. The fish usually come together and all get foe design together. a Vve always liked art and draw ing. It's like having a piece of artwork thafs gonna he with me forever — Graham Crigiow > junior wildlife and fisheries sciences major Patriotic tattoos have become more since Sept. 11. Joker said he had never American flag before the tragedy nine or 10 since. The busiest time for a Saturday nights. Joker said the people start to show up. Mo planned to get their tattoo until that However, tattoo bearers must deal Joker said most students seem to think foe bearable, "While it ’$ going on, it’s the worst pain e* he said. “Once it’s over, Crigiow said a shot hurts worse than getting a tat too. To deal with the minor dis comfort, he said he sometimes takes a friend to distract him. “I concentrate on relaxing,” Crigiow said. “I kinda psych myself out." Matt Morrison, a junior recre ation, park and tourism sciences major, has two tattoos. Morrison’s first tattoo is a drag on on his lower back he got when he turned 18. He said his motiva tion for getting this tattoo was to rebel against the norm. Morrison said the dragon took an hour and a half to complete. “I could feel the pain all the way from my teeth to my feet because it was on my spine," he said. A year and a half ago, Morrison and some of his buddies in the Corps got the old AMC symbol on their legs. "We had planned it ahead,” he said. “A bunch of us wanted to get together and get g to symboltee the accomplishment of our >resents his commitment to his bud- ... janization he got it for, Morrison said, said several steps go into planning a tattoo, must be made to the art, the tattoo If and ^ I would tell someone getting a tattoo to have a weli-thought cut plan,” he said. Crigiow said sterilization Is also a major concern when planning a tattoo. Look for a place that opens ih front of the customers, he said. Crigiow ppdLhendoes not regret any of his tat toos, The pain Is worth it and they are there for Tife, he said. ■ D . GUY ROGERS • THE BATTALION vie#. It-' .. to register for classes? Next week registration for Spring 2002 starts, and in addition to the phone, you'll also be able to register over the Web. That’s right. Besides using your phone, you’ll be able to use your computer and a Web browser this semester to search and register for classes, add and drop fees, and calculate your tuition for the Spring semester. But to make sure you’re ready, you’ll want to: -Know your start date/time. Your registration start date and time has been sent to your Neo e-mail account and has also been posted on screens 801 and 803 of the BONFIRE system. -Make sure you’re not blocked. You can’t register (by Web or by phone) if you have been blocked. Blocks may be checked on BONFIRE screen 805 or through the telephone registration system. -Check the Web registration instmetions. Read up on instructions for using the Web registration system as well as browser versions and settings. Instructions are posted on If you need more information or have questions about registration for Spring 2002 (by Web or by phone), contact the Registration Help Desk, Monday through Friday, from Sam to 5pm at (979) 845-4374 during published registration periods. WIN $1,000 The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship and Our Corporate Partners Announce the THE INSIGHT RESEARCH CORPORATION BUSIN**" PETITION Open to all Texas A&M University Students 20 IDEAS WILL WIN $1,000 CASH Free workshops are offered to help you through the process of developing your business idea. The topic of our next workshop is “Analyzing Competition and Competitors” and will be held Monday, November 5, 7:15-9:15 PM, Wehner 118 Tuesday, November 6, 7:00-9:00 PM, Zachry 102 Awesome door prizes! Three $50 gift certificates from Outback Steakhouse.