Jack Kaplan

Jack (Rev. Mad Jack) Kaplan, 54, passed away Aug. 13, 2007. Jack was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 17, 1952. He was respected around the world in the body modification community. He moved to the East Mountains in 1998 and taught classes at UNM Continuing Ed and performed freelance work as a computer technician and graphic artist. He was an active member of the East Mountain Chapter of ABATE.

Jack is survived by his best friend and life partner, Lori L. Belmonte; his son and daughter-in-law, Jacob I. and Kelly Chittick, as well as his two grandchildren, Lucas and Jacob S. Chittick, all of Sadorus, Ill.; one sister Bonita Ross, and one niece, Schuyler Ross, of Northbrook, Ill.; and many wonderful friends and a loving extended family.

Tattoo Rendezvous

Tattoo Rendezvous was a tattoo convention annually hosted in Kansas City presented by East Coast Al’s from 1990 to 2005.