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City Paper editor's statement on March 7 cover story

This is a story about powerful, trailblazing women who are making a splash in the tattoo world and I'm sorry it was ruined by one person's selfish decision

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It has come to our attention that one of the subjects of our March 7 cover story was photographed wearing the T-shirt of a white-power band. This was unintended, and City Paper wants to take the time to explain what happened.

Our cover story, by freelance writer/photographer Kat Rutt, introduced us to 16 women, who were diversifying the region's tattoo scene. However, shortly after the story was posted on Facebook, we began getting messages that one of the artists, Lettia Suchevich, was wearing the T-shirt of a white-power metal band called Aggravated Assault.

I'll admit it: We didn't catch it. In all my time in the business, I've never fact-checked the words on a T-shirt. You can be guaranteed that we will from this day forward. However, our internal investigation has also uncovered other issues.


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