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The New "Chi-Tonw"

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Oct 9, 2010 2:00PM

2010_10_9_Tattoops.jpg No "Morning Box Score" today, readers, but take a look at this gem. From the city that gave us the "Chi-Tonw" tattoos comes news of a Northwest Side White Sox fan who had the White Sox logo accidentally tattooed backward on her thigh.

Elmwood Park resident Eugenia Bebis claims in a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court that supervisors at Mystic Tattoo and Body Piercing Corp., 3120 N. Cicero (there's one tattoo parlor we know not to visit) failed to recognize tattoo artist Micah St. John improperly inked the sizable tattoo on her leg.

Bebis has since undergone extensive laser tattoo removal and will require a larger tattoo to cover the scarring from the treatments. If you click the link in the previous paragraph, you'll see a photo of the tattoo after one of Bebis's treatments, which looks like the thing's been bedazzled and turned moldy. This just goes to show you that tattooing a sports franchise logo on your body is probably not a good idea, especially if you're ostensibly a functioning adult. We're looking at you, Notre Dame fans with your Fighting Irish leprechaun logos. Stick to poorly bedazzling Frank Thomas's name and number on a White Sox jersey. That way, the shame is only temporary.

Let's hope that this doesn't lead to a rash of intentional copycat tattoos, like the "Chi-Tonw" craze that swept the city three years back. 'Cause right now, there's a Sox fan who thinks this is a good idea.