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Posted: 5/31/2014 6:15:07 PM EDT
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2644718/Florida-man-uses-WELDING-GRINDER-remove-gang-tattoos-face-turns-life-around.html

Reformed gang member uses a GRINDER to remove gang tattoos on his face after turning his life around

  • Eriks Mackus has turned his life around after multiple jail stints before the age of 20
  • He spent his teen years in a street gang and stole cars
  • Gang tattoos covered his face and held him back from finding work
  • He had them removed with a wire wheel












Need I say it? FLORIDA !!


Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:16:28 PM EDT
Scarface > Inkie
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:16:54 PM EDT
Good for him.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:17:07 PM EDT
It did buff out!
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:17:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:17:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maleante:
Good for him.
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Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:18:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Schlange:
It did buff out!
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BAM!
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:18:12 PM EDT
It's actually an improvement. It was voluntary. I support this.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:18:18 PM EDT
He's doing it wrong but fuck if it didn't work.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:18:27 PM EDT
He has skin in the game
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:18:51 PM EDT
I'd call that dedication to turning your life around. Good for him, hope someone hires him.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:19:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2014 6:19:47 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]


Uh, dude......lasers?

Even when trying to go straight, an inkie will revert back to inkie behavior.




Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:19:15 PM EDT
a grinder and a wire wheel are not the same.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:19:15 PM EDT
Face looks in better shape than I would have thought.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:20:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OverScoped:
a grinder and a wire wheel are not the same.
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because it really matters
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:20:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Schlange:
It did buff out!
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Why would you post that, make me giggle like a deranged school girl, while I am at work no less.

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Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:21:10 PM EDT
Good for him but I'd think the scarring would be worse unless those tattoos were very shallow.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:22:01 PM EDT
Looks like he got the one on his eye too.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:22:15 PM EDT
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Why would you post that, make me giggle like a deranged school girl, while I am at work no less.

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Originally Posted By Schlange:
It did buff out!


Why would you post that, make me giggle like a deranged school girl, while I am at work no less.

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Because I am a fucking ray of sunshine.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:22:41 PM EDT
Well, you have to admire his dedication.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:22:52 PM EDT
That takes some balls to put your face in a grinder.

Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:24:29 PM EDT
Looks like he missed some on his neck.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:25:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2014 6:26:16 PM EDT by Mike_314]
The results were a lot better than I expected.

He must have pretty light touch with a wire wheel.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:28:10 PM EDT
Now that's dedication.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:28:58 PM EDT
Finally something good posted in general discussion. And hes got way bigger balls than me to purposefully take a wire wheel to his face.... I hope he can keep on a positive path.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:29:27 PM EDT
"187" on his throat.. Yeah, makes me want to hire him.......
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:32:08 PM EDT
Wow

Actually worked pretty good. Obviously the guy thought it through and planned out exactly how he was going to do it. This wasn't some drunken face peeling madness.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:32:43 PM EDT
He missed a couple of spots. It'll need a second application.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:34:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OverScoped:
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What about a grinder that you can also attach a wire wheel to?
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:34:56 PM EDT
Just because you are smart enough to leave a gang, doesn't mean that you aren't still a moron.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:38:39 PM EDT
Hope he goes straight for good...
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:40:29 PM EDT


They did a pretty clean job with that.


Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:41:47 PM EDT
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+1

It's a story of redemption.

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Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:41:55 PM EDT
Good.

I hope he continues down a good path.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:43:51 PM EDT
With that neckbeard I assume he'll be moving to a full time career of.22lr ammo flipper.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:43:59 PM EDT
Looks like he put the wire wheel in his eye.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:45:24 PM EDT
Tough dude. It looks like it'll heal surprisingly nicely, too. I'm impressed.

And reminded me of that YouTube vid where a guy has a buddy take a disc sander or angle grinder or something to his shoulder to get rid of his tattoo of his ex wife's name.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:45:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:


Uh, dude......lasers?

Even when trying to go straight, an inkie will revert back to inkie behavior.

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Yeah, he should totally have just pulled a few grand out of savings for laser tat removal.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:46:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bagofcrabs65:
Good.

I hope he continues down a good path.
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Me too.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:47:46 PM EDT
Article says he did 8 laser treatments at $150 a pop, but it wasn't happening fast enough. Removing the tattoo damaged his eye and almost caused permanent damage but he's fine now.

Sounds like he wants to do right.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:49:53 PM EDT
There's no way in hell he used an angle grinder on his face. After using one to make a living as a welder/fitter for five years, I've seen up close and personal what 12,000rpm and a wire wheel can do to skin. There would be large patches of skin stripped clean off if he did.

Ask my forearm how I know.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:50:53 PM EDT
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"187" on his throat.. Yeah, makes me want to hire him.......
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Just an average Rakkasan
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:56:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 64FXR:
There's no way in hell he used an angle grinder on his face. After using one to make a living as a welder/fitter for five years, I've seen up close and personal what 12,000rpm and a wire wheel can do to skin. There would be large patches of skin stripped clean off if he did.

Ask my forearm how I know.
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+1

I'm going with this, I just used up two grinding discs and one wheel in a Dewalt angle grinder removing rust from a Warn bumper, no way did he use a wire wheel on his face with a grinder.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 6:58:36 PM EDT
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Just an average Rakkasan
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Originally Posted By SnowboundinNH:
"187" on his throat.. Yeah, makes me want to hire him.......


Just an average Rakkasan

Link Posted: 5/31/2014 7:09:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Schlange:
It did buff out!
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Link Posted: 5/31/2014 7:43:32 PM EDT
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Scarface > Inkie
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FPNI

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Link Posted: 5/31/2014 8:09:50 PM EDT
Shit, wire wheels shed way to many pieces of wire for me to ever get one spinning an inch from my eye.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 8:09:57 PM EDT
I have to say he looks better now scars and all
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