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NYC's Coolest Tattoos — 18 People Who Make Ink Look Chic

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    Fashionable folks change their style like some people change their socks. But, a tattoo is forever — so you know there must be some pretty great stories behind that ink. So, we rounded up our favorite stylish people and got them to spill on their epic chest pieces, T. rex tats, and college-party stick-and-pokes — and, boy, did they have tales to tell.

    From getting inked in a Tibetan refugee camp and tattoos that almost caused a breakup to tributes to childhood homes and favorite basketball players alike, the accounts ahead are the real crazy stories behind the art. Plus, they also touch on all the parental grumbling that ensued...

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