Do not frighten the citizens, over.

Cops order cover-up of officers' tattoos

The official cover-up was ordered by San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne [...] Under the new rules, uniformed police must ensure that their dress blues hide any tattoos, brands or "scarifications" that are "excessive," or visible over more than 30 percent of their biceps, forearms or hands. The rules also outlaw most inked skin renderings above the officer's collarbone, at a time when body art has become big business across the country.

The crackdown came after members of the public complained of excessively decorated police at community meetings and also after a few emergency calls. Some victims of crime were taken aback by the sight of extensively tattooed patrolmen turning up to help them, the chief said. "We have had complaints from citizens who called and said they didn't believe that (the cops) were police officers," he said.

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DNA Lounge: Wherein you admire our bouncy castle, for starters.

As our auxiliary Halloween has come and gone, the kids decided we needed to have a secondary staff Christmas party, too. Also, it was our three year anniversary! Yay us. We had all the usual Christmas trappings at this party: a bouncy-castle, piñatas, and karaoke. (Well, the bouncy-castle was actually a car, but you get the idea.) Unfortunately, I forgot to schedule a webcast for that night, so we don't have an archive of the red hot karaoke action.

Photos of that, and of tonight's Glis / Regenerator / Ayria / Title show are now available for your convenience.