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Epiphany Cuffs

A recap, for anyone who's just tuning into our program: On January 6, 2009 (the Feast of the Epiphany), I and two other parishioners of Our Lady of Good Counsel were taken out of our church in handcuffs and arrested on the orders of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, which had closed the church in October '08. We had been holding peaceful prayer vigils in the church since that date, and archdiocese spokespeople had falsely assured us that they would not use force to remove us. These tattoos on my wrists, done by Walt Clark of Nola Tattoo & Piercing, commemorate the event for me.











A cool thing that I didn't realize until hours after getting the tattoos is that each cuff contains a full decade (ten beads, not counting the ones between the crucifix and the separator). I could actually say the rosary on them!

I give Nola Tattoo & Piercing an A+ for talent, cleanliness, and fun. It was by far the jolliest experience I've ever had getting tattooed. (Also the first time I've been inked by a handsome young man, which may have had something to do with it.) I've never been pierced there and probably won't get the chance to be, as I don't currently want any more holes in my body, but if you do, piercer Pat made a good impression on me too. He has an excellent sense of humor, and if someone's going to poke sharp objects through your sensitive parts, he or she should definitely be able to laugh about it.

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