SC SC - Norway, Body found in freezer at abandoned "haunted" house - 03 January 2021

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  1. data_nerd_2005

    data_nerd_2005 Verified in Data Science & Data Engineering

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    I have officially contacted all of the tattoo shops on my list. I haven't gotten an answer from a lot of them, so I think I will wait a week and then follow up with the shops I think had the highest likelihood of having done it (specialize in portrait tattoos or near Norway). This might be a dumb question, but, do you think all of the phone numbers listed are landlines? Or is there a chance some are not? Because if I could text any of the numbers, that could be super easy.
     


  2. Auntie Cipation

    Auntie Cipation Context Matters.

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    I don't think anything bad happens if you text a landline, right? Maybe you get an error message back?

    You could try texting just in case, even though I'd guess most of them are landlines. But a few might be cells ahd you'd connect with those right away.
     
  3. UnlicensedPI

    UnlicensedPI Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes individual artists have their own email addresses/phone numbers listed. Instagram is the biggest platform for tattoo artists right now, like a giant portfolio. Most artists have contact info listed in their bio. Let me know if you need help tracking down this information.
     
  4. cujenn81

    cujenn81 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Thanks for doing all that!

    I’ve lived in SC all my life and I don’t think it’s more likely that he lived in any one particular area than the others. There aren’t any areas that have a higher Asian or Hispanic population or anything like that. There are several Native American tribes in areas like Beaufort, Santee, Edisto/Charleston, and Georgetown.

    It may be a tad less likely he lived in one of the (many) super small towns — the kind where everybody knows your name. I would probably focus on the larger cities close by and work my way outward, starting with Orangeburg, Lexington, Aiken, Columbia, Charleston, and Sumter. Then maybe Greenville, Anderson, Beaufort, and Myrtle Beach. Norway also isn’t very far from Georgia, so Savannah might be another place that would be good to look into.
     
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  5. cujenn81

    cujenn81 Well-Known Member

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    Here’s a quick list of tattoo shops in some of the areas I listed in the above post.

    Greenville

    Revolutionary Tattoo
    123 East Coast Ink
    Relentless Tattoo
    Fanatink Tattoo
    Sirens Cove Tattoo
    Dapper Ink

    Anderson

    Painted Pony Tattoo
    Blvd Tattoo Co
    Fearless Tattoos and Piercing
    Lost Sailor Studio
    Just Another Hole in the Wall Tattoo
    Studio 22
    Artistic Ink
    Vanguard Studio
    Skin Grafix 864 Tattoos
    Cherry Bomb Tattoo

    Sumter

    Artistic Dimensions
    Southern Ink Tattoos
    Geek Ink Tattoo Studio
    Broken Arrow Tattoo Studio
    Golden Orchid Tattoo Studio
    King Ink Tattoos
    Legendary Art Tattoo Shop

    Orangeburg

    Under the Skin Tattoo Studio

    Charleston

    Blu Gorilla Tattoo
    Broken Lantern Tattoo
    Holy City Tattoo Collective
    Charleston Tattoo Company
    Upper Hand Tattoo Studio
    Iron Lotus Studios
    Stardust Tattoo
    The Guilded Mermaid Tattoo Studio
    Breakthrough Tattoo
    Blu Gorilla Goose Creek
    Black Sparrow Tattoo Studio
    Roses and Ruins Tattoo Summerville
    Red Kirin Tattoo Studio
    Mystic Tiki Tattoo Studio & Gallery
    Get That Art LLC
    Oliver Pierre Tattoo Shop
    Red Brick Tattoo
    Luck of the Draw Kustom Tattoos
    MotorCity Ink
    Black Sparrow Tattoo Studio Moncks Corner
    Ivory Tiger Tattoo Studios
    Low Country Elite Tattoo Studio

    Lexington

    Tatway Tattoos
    Mr. Shorty’s Tattoo Emporium
    Animated Canvas of Lexington
    Toye Shop Ink
    Lucky 7’s Electric Tattoo
    Carolina Custom Tattoos

    Columbia

    Gypsy Moon Tattoo
    Devine Street Tattoo
    Purple Lotus Tattoo
    Copper Finch Tattoo
    Born Again Tattoo Shop
    Magnetizm Tattoo
    Tattoo Spirit
    Dark Horse Tattoo
    Magnetizm Tattoo North
    8 Sins Tattoo
    Sickle and Moon Tattoo
    Vision Quest Body Art and Gallery
    Diamond Cut Tattoo Company
    The Howling Dog Collective
    Ophidian Tattoo
    Black Kandy Tattoos
    Knotty Heads Tattoo Factory & Body Piercings
    Southern Cypress Tattoo
    Aces High Tattoo
    Rude Tattoos
    Ouch Studios Piercings and Tattoos
    737 Graphic Ink Studio
    My Nxx Tattoo
    TattooMo AQOO

    Myrtle Beach

    Elite Ink Tattoos of Myrtle Beach
    Premier Tattoo Myrtle Beach
    Aces High Tattoo
    Ink Wave Tattoos
    Tiki Tattoos
    Red Raven Art Company
    Hero Tattoo
    Top Notch Tattoos TNT
    Bulldawg Tattoo
    Fantasy Ink Myrtle Beach
    Pork Chops Tattoos
    Wild Side Tattoo
    7 Deadly Sins Tattoo Studio
    Pitbull Tattoo and Piercing Clinic
    Tattoo District MB

    Savannah

    Savannah Ink Tattoo
    Red Ocean Tattoo
    Anonymous Tattoo
    Riverside Tattoo Parlor
    Tatlyfe Studios
    Good Fortune Tattoo Studio
    Kustom Hustle Tattoo
    California Tattoo Co
    Stranded Tattoo Studio
    White Bluff Tattoo Company
    The Butcher <<< but WHY?
    Ghost Town Tattoo
    Coco Loco’s Body Art & Designs LLC
    Original Skin Tattoos & Piercings
    Tramp Art Studio <<< No, really. WHY?
    Resurrection Ink Tattoos and Body Piercing
    Fifth of Ink
    Black Orchid Tattoo
    Twin Tiger Tattoo
    Kudzu Tattoo
    Ink Revoluzion Tattoos LLC
    Carter Ink Tattoos
    High Rank Tattoo
    Jokerz' Ink Tattoo & Piercing
    Garrett Gosch Tattoos
    High Powered Tattoo
    Sugar Shack Canvas & Ink
    Black Wolf Tattoos
     
  6. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching & Waiting

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    Forgive me if I missed it, but has this case been entered in NamUS and has anyone searched for a missing person with a tattoo like this. I haven’t used NamUS in ages and it looks like you have to register even to search. Have they changed things?
     
  7. victoriarobinson642

    victoriarobinson642 Well-Known Member

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    I tried looking and I couldn't find anyone that looked promising. I don't think he's in NAMUS.
     
  8. data_nerd_2005

    data_nerd_2005 Verified in Data Science & Data Engineering

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    Thank you for this list! If I have time this weekend I will definitely use this to help guide my efforts.

    Another helpful thing people could look into is tattoo shops in SC/NC/GA that focus on realism and portraits. In my search, I only have found a handful of shops that specialize in them. I got my own tattoo for the first time last week, and knowing how expensive they are (lol), I bet that the UDI may have been willing to travel for a good artist if it meant his tattoo coming out right.
     
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  9. mpnola

    mpnola Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to say that you represent my favorite part of websleuths!!!! People who have a talent they then put to use for good in a u ique way to solve cases. It's a different type of action that is so amazing. Thank you. You made me super smile, today!

    Here are my list of super favorite websleuth skills I have come across:
    Yours
    A guy who makes topographical maps of the area (Abby and libby)
    The person who can identify and exactly match items from a blurry photo (europol)
    Map makers
    The guy who scours Google earth and news videos for cameras that can be checked for info
    The guy who would dress up similar to the perps and do a mini reenactment, so we could see/ judge his age and size versus the suspect. (He's very sadly no longer a member, because it was extremely helpful to me).
    A person who took suggestions, made a list and would go physically check places (or coordinated and highlighted off what others did) that could be the hiding spot for a missing child.

    Thanks to all the websleuthers who give time and energy to the people who need our help, most of all, in this world.
     
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  10. KatzEye

    KatzEye Well-Known Member

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    Knowing how ultra picky my son is about his tattoos, I'd be willing to bet you are correct. Also, not all artists are able or willing to do the portrait tattoos. These require a great deal of attention to detail. Thank you again for all you do !
     
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  11. KatzEye

    KatzEye Well-Known Member

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    Just adding that Augusta, GA is another place that crossed my mind. Not really familiar enough with it to know if there are many shops there. Thanks much for the work you put into compiling the list of shops. :)
     
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  12. Tarika

    Tarika One of the snoop sisters

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    I tri

    I tried looking as well and I couldn’t find anything.
     
  13. CptCari

    CptCari Intensive Care Bear

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    I agreed with the assessment that the shoulder tattoo looks like a life preserver. However, the tattoo looks similar to a common Filipino shoulder tattoo. The sun on the Filipino flag is not the same but similar, and there are a lot of variants.
    If you Google: Filipino shoulder tattoo
    You will see what I mean.
     
  14. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching & Waiting

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    I dug around a little more and found a Filipino master of portrait tattoos, Draz Palaming. Amazing work!

    Filipino master of the tattoo realism Draz Palaming
     
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    Marg from Oz Well-Known Member

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    They are amazing but must cost a fortune for the amount of work put into them.
     
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    Agree, those often use a stylized Filipino sun design and used like that it does look similar (though its star or ray shaped, which our tat is not,). But they are way more intricate than our guys tattoo, kind of like Pacific Islander tattoo art.

     
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    chaz Well-Known Member

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    Do we know if it is one tattoo or two different tattoos close together?
     
  18. KatzEye

    KatzEye Well-Known Member

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  19. UnlicensedPI

    UnlicensedPI Well-Known Member

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    @data_nerd_2005 Can you confirm if you got a reply from Copper Finch, specifically about their artist Eddie Kane? His contrast and style looks so similar to this tattoo, it would fit right in with much of his portfolio.
    This one caught my eye: Facebook
     
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  20. Beekarina

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    I was just browsing a Native American site for reasons completely unrelated to this, and ended up on a page related to tattoos. I was struck by one of the faces, and I realized the symbols for happiness are also round, and not entirely unlike the "lifebuoy".

    Could this face be Native American?

    edited: here is a random one, pulled from an image search to illustrate what I am getting at. 90d77851f7faa272e8a5fb8de702c29a.jpg
     
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