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dude getting tattoo that says "last rites" dies

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16

    A bloody tattoo death

    Eerie inking foretold fate


    Joaquin Laguer (above) fainted and fell through glass, killing himself, after getting the tattoo (below) entitled 'Last Rites.'

    A Brooklyn father getting a tattoo called "Last Rites" inked into his flesh passed out and crashed headfirst into a glass counter yesterday, killing himself, police and witnesses said.
    Joaquin Laguer, 27, nearly was decapitated during the horrific accident inside Buzz Tattoo, an unlicensed parlor in East Williamsburg.

    "There was nothing I could do," said shaken tattoo artist Julio Ramos, 36. "I was kneeling next to him, praying to God. My assistant said, 'He's gone.'"

    Laguer, an aspiring model and rapper, felt faint soon after Ramos finished inking the outline of an abstract, wizardlike tattoo onto his right forearm.

    Saying he was hungry, Laguer walked over to a glass counter where he'd placed a Spanish takeout meal of half a chicken, fried plantains and rice.

    But before he could reach the food, he passed out and slammed into the front of the counter at 2 p.m. The shattering glass sliced deeply into his neck, Ramos said.

    "There was no saving him," said Ramos' assistant, Wilson Fernandez, 24.

    Laguer, who had a 2-year-old daughter, was rushed to Woodhull Hospital, where he was declared dead at 2:22 p.m.

    His grieving girlfriend, Shanequa Neal, said Laguer had eight tattoos and wanted another featuring a picture of their daughter, J'lynn. When he couldn't afford it, he chose another tattoo out of a catalog.

    Neal was stunned by the irony of the name of the "Last Rites" image he had selected. "It was like it was his time," she said.

    Laguer's mother, Ruthie Stewart, said her son had been plagued with frequent fainting spells throughout his life. The cause of the fainting was never diagnosed, largely because he did not have health insurance and couldn't afford to go to a specialist, his mother said.

    "If he had fallen anywhere else, he would be here now," said Stewart, who has two teardrops tattooed under her left eye.

    Laguer worked as a security guard to pay bills but had done professional modeling and dreamed of a music career. While at Paul Robeson High School in Brooklyn, he amassed a roomful of trophies for baseball, basketball and football.

    His heartbroken girlfriend could not bring herself to tell J'lynn of her dad's death last night. She said she wished she had answered his phone call from the parlor shortly before the deadly accident.

    "Maybe he wasn't feeling good, and I could have got him to go home," she said. "I just wish I could hear his voice."

    Ramos, who said he has done tattoos for Knicks star Stephon Marbury and Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom, was slapped with three violations for failing to have or post a license and for not maintaining proper records.

    "I just wish it had never happened," he said, while mopping up blood last night. "I wish he'd gone home to his kid."
  2. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    wow that's fucked up...
  3. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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  4. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

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  5. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    its a sweet tattoo design. im totally ripping it off
  6. alcohol swab

    alcohol swab Member

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  7. Mauler5150

    Mauler5150 Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 17, 2005 Messages: 9,437 Likes Received: 106
    Very bizzare!
    I love how they say he is an 'aspiring model and rapper'. As if there isn't enough of them around in today's society.
  8. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1

    Bad art does kill.
  9. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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  10. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1
    New york hipsters are going to start getting this article tattooed on their foreheads because the shit is so ironic. If they die doing that, it'll be super ironic and they'll start getting the previous hipsters face with the article on it's forehead tattooed on their foreheads. If that one dies doing it it'll be even more ironic, ad infinitum.
  11. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 15,347 Likes Received: 675

    bwhahahah....funny shit.

    DISTRACT Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2005 Messages: 786 Likes Received: 38
    What does the design look like someone post it.
  13. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,135 Likes Received: 82
    That's what happens when Jesus hates you.

    TURBOCAPSLOK Elite Member

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  15. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

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    thats pretty gruesome