Newsgroups: alt.folklore.urban
From: Emily Sieger
Subject: acid tattoo?
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 10:22:44 -0400
Organization: NOAA HDQ Resource Develompent Center
Have we heard this one before? [posted on e-boards at my worksite]

 A FORM OF A TATTOO CALLED "BLUE STAR" IS BEING SOLD TO
 SCHOOL CHILDREN.  IT IS A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER CONTAINING A 
BLUE STAR.  THEY ARE THE SIZE OF A PENCIL ERASER, AND EACH 
STAR IS SOAKED WITH LSD.

          THE DRUG IS ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN SIMPLY BY 
HANDLING THE PAPER.

          THERE ARE ALSO BRIGHTLY COLORED PAPER TATTOOS 
RESEMBLING  POSTAGE STAMPS THAT HAVE THE PICTURE OF THE 
FOLLOWING:

          SUPERMAN                MICKEY MOUSE        CLOWNS
          DISNEY CHARACTERS       BART SIMPSON    
BUTTERFLIES

          EACH ONE IS WRAPPED IN FOIL.

          THIS IS A NEW WAY OF SELLING ACID BY APPEALING TO 
YOUNG CHILDREN.

          THESE ARE LACED WITH DRUGS.

          IF YOUR CHILD GETS ANY OF THE ABOVE, DO NOT HANDLE 
THEM.
          THESE ARE KNOWN TO REACT QUICKLY AND SOME ARE 
LACED WITH STRYCHNINE.

          PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REPRODUCE THIS MESSAGE AND 
DISTRIBUTE IT WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY AND WORKPLACE.  GET THE 
WORD OUT ABOUT THIS DANGER TO OUR CHILDREN.

          
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          FROM: PTA OF WILLOW TREE DAY CARE CENTER
          J.O'DONNELL-DANBURY HOSPITAL-PATIENT CHEMICAL 
DEPENDENCY TREATMENT SERVICE.

          PLEASE COPY AND POST AT YOUR WORK, AND GIVE TO 
FRIENDS, SEND A COPY TO YOUR LOCAL SCHOOLS.  THIS IS VERY 
SERIOUS-YOUNG LIVES HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN.  THIS IS 
GROWING FASTER THAN  WE CAN WARN PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS.

           IF YOU WANT FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT 
YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT!!
  

sure sounds like a hoax to me...

Emily
Emily_Sieger@ccgate.ssp.nmfs.gov