How tattoos went from circus spectacle to common self expression in Grand Rapids

by (alexacheaney)

Submitted 07-22-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Teryl Grooters never wanted a tattoo, that is, until he turned 60.  While working at Vito's pizza on the west side of Grand Rapids, Grooters decided one day to visit the tattoo shop across the street and get a bulldog tattooed on his arm to...

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Ericka 'Kyd Kane' Thompson becomes Grand Rapids' new poet laureate

by (Brett)

Submitted 12-15-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has a new poet laureate in Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson, who begins a three-year term on Jan. 1. As poet laureate, Kyd Kane will act as an ambassador of poetry for the city, creating programs that encourage the writing and...

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