Best Tattoo On a City Alderman - 2001
Ken Ortmann's woman
Only a strip search of all 28 aldermen would prove that no one else has a more provocative tattoo in a more precarious place, but for the sake of their privacy, and our indigestion, let's hand the award to Ald. Ken Ortmann (D-9th Ward). Ortmann, a former Marine, has a woman indelibly etched on the outside of his right calf. Leave it to the owner of a tavern, the Cat's Meow, to be the city's only elected official with a tattoo in a visible place. Of course, after the redistricting fiasco and the filibustering stunt by Ald. Irene Smith (D-1st), a tattoo seems tame.