Hitman has tattooed eyelids


42 Responses to “Hitman has tattooed eyelids”

  1. elsmiley says:

    I’m not sure a hit man for a drug cartel could rightfully be called a “gentleman”.

  2. Ugly Canuck says:

    US teens it men for cartel?
    But were the “best & brightest” hit men for Cheney? Link:


  3. Anonymous says:

    i just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

  4. Ugly Canuck says:

    Bah. “Hit” for “it”, in the above.
    And it is an interesting expansion on what a vice-president may do, eh?

  5. The Lizardman says:

    @ The Jones Ultimatum

    Urban legend, nothing is placed under the eyelids when they are tattooed despite the stories people will tell about spoons, etc.

  6. Noelegy says:

    There is nothing admirable about this scumbag. Welcome to what’s happening to Texas and will soon take over the US.

  7. gravytop says:

    Yeah, the part of the story where he brags about torturing a 14 year old to death before dumping his body into a barrel of diesel to turn it into stew kind of makes the “gentleman” appellation inapt. By the way, isn’t this eyes on the eyelids trick traceable to a trick by one of the 3 Stooges?

  8. fltndboat says:

    We are looking into the eyes of a slime ball. All 4 of them. Any time you look into the eyes of a person that will kill you, you are looking into the eyes of a slime ball. A.K.A Neocons.

  9. headcode says:

    Yes. Perhaps the editors could do one of those strikethroughs and replace the word “gentleman” with “sociopath.” That just somehow feels right.

  10. roberto says:

    So these kids were in their teens, spending months at a time in Mexican training camps, and driving $70,000 Mercedes. No one, particularly their families, thought any of this was… unusual?

  11. toolbag says:

    If guilty this is a despicable human. But I agree with #11, when I saw this on cnn I thought he looked like an off-duty cross dresser and his partner in crime looked like a poorly rendered thug from GTA3.

  12. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Hey, kids! Want to look like a Mexican drug cartel hitman but just don’t have the cash? Here’s a solution for the cost of a bottle of tequila.

  13. The Lizardman says:

    Does anyone read the previous comments before posting do they? Looking at you #36…

  14. DSMVWL THS says:

    This was done (with makeup, not tattoos) in an episode of the old Doctor Who series with Tom Baker.

  15. kaosmonkey says:

    tattooed eyelids are on thing…


    try a tattooed EYEBALL

  16. The Lizardman says:

    Laredo isn’t Texas, I don’t care what the map says. I have been there and have friends working for the BP there. It is Mexico and not one of the better parts thereof.

  17. Oxling says:

    The link’s broken, it goes to a boingboing page of the link title.

  18. RainyRat says:

    Reminds me of something I saw in my tattooist’s portfolio; some guy who’d lost the fingertips of one hand in an industrial accident. The fingernails were gone as well, so he had a fresh set tattooed on, complete with hangnail.

  19. dofnup says:

    What The Lizardman said. I also have had my eyelids tattooed and nothing is placed under the eyelids.

    The scabbing is no big deal, either. You just, well, live with it for a week or so and then it’s all good. Doesn’t bother you during sleep.

  20. R Kay says:

    That had to hurt…

  21. hobomike says:

    should have spent the money on a bullet proof vest. he will need it.

  22. The Lizardman says:

    @38 The person in that video is Shannon Larratt(founder of BME) who is also often present around the forums here on BB

  23. nanuq says:

    This is such an incredibly dangerous place to have tattoos done. Who on earth would risk needle work there considering all the blood vessels that the tattoo artist would have to work around?

  24. kaosmonkey says:

    Had that been posted before? It sure deserves to be. Pansy Mexican hitmen…

  25. maoinhibitor says:

    Does he have any tattooed on the back of his head? Maybe he doesn’t want anyone sneaking up on him, even when he’s asleep.

  26. TroofSeeker says:

    When I get my eyelids tatoo’ed I want the eyes very cross-eyed, so when people bug me with questions I can look at them with crossed eyes, and they’ll just say “uhh… nevermind.”

  27. The Jones Ultimatum says:

    I think he must have put some kind of sheilds under his eyelids while having the tattoes done.
    And I bet it was mighty uncomfortable for a while when the tatts scabbed over…
    I wonder if he got jolted awake every time he went into REM sleep!!

  28. mckinleytabor says:

    This is very reminiscent of Jimmy Buffetts book “Where is Joe Merchant”. One of the characters in that story (Joe Merchant) is a hit man who has his eyelids tattooed by an African Witch Doctor so as to watch for trouble while he sleeps.

    I doubt this guy was inspired by that book, but I wonder what the common cultural link is.

  29. David Pescovitz says:

    Fixed the link. Thank you!

  30. Sebastian B says:

    “Human has tattooed eyelids”

  31. Anonymous says:

    Obviously these kids are murderers in league with the drug cartels, but be careful what else you conclude based on the statements of police and prosecutors.

    For example, the claim that the kids were Zetas gave me pause. According to a 2007 report by the Congressional Research Service, the total number of Zetas was estimated at less than 200, possibly as low as 30. The Zetas are an enforcer gang of specialized assassins. When they last “staffed up” it was with former Guatemalan special operations officers, not 13-year-old kids. Calling these kids “Zetas” is almost certainly hyperbole, whether on the part of the suspects themselves or the local authorities.

    I don’t want genuine horror at the brutality of the Mexican drug cartels to be used as just another another propaganda weapon in the war on drugs (which caused this problem in the first place).

  32. Auto Parts for Brains says:

    The skin on the eyelids are so thin I’d have to admire the courage and pain tolerance of those who had tatts done on them. I think the tattoos were supposed to symbolize he can see even when he is asleep.

  33. Anonymous says:

    (to the tune of Santa Clause is Coming to Town)
    He sees you when he’s sleeping… Don’t know if he’s awake…

  34. The Lizardman says:

    I would have hoped with hitman money he could afford to have it professionally done – this looks horrible by any standard. Done professionally (not by a cosmetician with those deplorable ‘pen machines’ but by a properly trained tattoo artist with a properly configured tattoo machine) tattooing eyelids is not really any more dangerous than any other area. The tattooist does not have to work around blood vessels, that statement shows a lack of knowledge about both the biology of the eyelid and tattooing. It is also not very painful, probably less so than many traditional areas – it is the weird sensation of the vibration through the eyelid and the saline rinsing of the eye to remove excess ink that bothers most people. My eyelids were a relatively (compared to other tattoos) pleasant experience.

  35. randee says:

    Homer Simpson is upset for having his idea stolen.

  36. reglobb says:

    is there video of him blinking?

    also, does anyone else look at the picture and think… feminine?

  37. Ernunnos says:

    “Did the killer have any tattoos or other identifying marks?”

    Clearly not the next Leon.

  38. Doctor What says:

    Fraking awesome. It must have hurt quite a bit.

  39. Anonymous says:

    #4: These guys were assassins for a mexican drug cartel> I think a tattoo job gone wrong was the least of their worries.

  40. Sekino says:

    This is such an incredibly dangerous place to have tattoos done. Who on earth would risk needle work there…

    A hit man for a Mexican drug cartel?

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