In 50 years, Grand Forks tattoo parlor sees ink come of age

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When Magoo's Tattoos opened in Grand Forks 50 years ago, tattoos were associated with sailors, motorcyclists and convicts. Kevin Boyer, Sr., tells the Grand Forks Herald he had the only tattoo license in North Dakota at that time.

How things have changed. Now there are a half-dozen tattoo parlors in the Grand Forks area alone. They serve professors, lawyers, and doctors, among many others.

Among Americans in the 26 to 40 age group, 40 percent have at least one tattoo. That's among the numbers found at Statistic Brain's tattoo page.

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