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Charles Manson fans get his ashes tattooed onto their legs

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Charles Manson

A couple have paid more than £1,100 to get portraits of cult leader Charles Manson tattooed on their legs using some of the cult leader’s ashes mixed with ink. Patrick Boos told TMZ that his wife, Deanne, initially wanted to be the first woman with a tattoo that had the notorious Manson’s ashes in, and he didn't want her to be alone so he got one himself. Boos admitted he was “sad” for the victims killed by Manson’s cult.

Jordan trainers break  record

Trainers used by the basketball star Michael Jordan have sold for a record $1.47m (£1.1m) at auction. Jordan wore the pair of red and white Nike Air Ships during his first season with the Chicago Bulls in 1984, as he and the sportswear giant began their collaboration. The price is the highest ever paid for game-worn footwear from any sport. The shoes were bought by Nick Fiorella, a well-known collector.

Gotham restaurant opens in London

A restaurant themed on Gotham City has opened in Soho. The new venue, launched in partnership with Warner Bros Consumer Products and DC, is hidden behind a concealed entrance on Park Row. Diners can choose from five restaurant and bar spaces, themed around their favourite heroes and villains. The founder said his restaurant features “food and drink that uses imagination, playfulness and storytelling to allow the diner to peel back the layers of their favourite heroes and villains”.

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