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Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Rayanne Painter

September 11, 2019

For the past 20 years, the corner of W. First Street by Celestino’s and Chico State has been a tattoo shop. The shop has been swapped from owner to owner over the years, but over the summer, tattoo artists Noe “Weezy” Alvarado and Morgann Villalobos have rebranded the space into th...

Cat’s with tats

Cat’s with tats

Franky Renteria

September 14, 2016

      Cat’s with tats is a series sharing the stories of Wildcat’s tattoos and their significance. Featured in this project are seniors Danny Chaparro, Jordan Ramil and Travis Haverland. Frank Renteria can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter....

Tattoos can wait

Julianna Eveland

October 10, 2014

There's something about college that makes it feel like the prime time to get a tattoo.When I first came to Chico all my friends had cool tattoos. I was jealous. I felt young without any ink on my body, like an amateur. The only problem for me though, was my parents were absolutely against the idea of me ...

Study Break: Hunter Hayes ‘Storyline’ Album Review

Study Break: Hunter Hayes ‘Storyline’ Album Review

Ashiah Scharaga

May 8, 2014

Hunter Hayes, 22-year-old Nashville-based country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, released his second full-length album "Storyline" May 6. The album is sprinkled with tracks like the light and playful "Wild Card" and "Tattoo." Hayes' poppiest songs practically drip with honey, the lyrics are so sticky-sweet. But Hayes is far from kitschy. He means ...

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