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Arkanasas inmate uses his noggin to make a profane point

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FEBRUARY 17--Meet Charles Moore.

The Arkansas man, 25, was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison for a December 2004 motel stickup and his subsequent assault of a jail guard.

While in custody a few months back, Moore decided to add a tattoo to his already impressive collection, which includes lightning bolts, a dragon, a marijuana leaf, and a joker. Employing a primitive jailhouse inking process, Moore placed a two-word message on his forehead, a greeting that he apparently sought to permanently extend to law enforcement officials, according to a recent story by John Lynch of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Moore's new tattoo was quickly added to the inventory maintained by the state's Department of Corrections. As you may recall, on January 30 we brought you the story of Iowa inmate Jose Luis Gomez, who has opted to use his face to deliver an identical, yet more stylized, message. (1 page)