Here, we tattoo: DePaul students exhibit a variety of tattoo styles on campus
October 16, 2022
Day by day, tattoos become wildly more popular, especially amongst young people. Whether they are custom pieces full of meaning that are getting carefully inked onto the skin, or heavy-handed flash, we are seeing this classic art practice appear on more people. Employers aren’t making hiring decisions based on tattoos as much anymore, lightening the pressure people may feel about getting them. The stigmas around tattoos are also disappearing.
The revival of old school tattoo flash from artists like Sailor Jerry and Ed Hardy have drawn quite the clientele. This sort of flash can be found in Chicago shops like Taylor Street Tattoo and Fudo Tattoo, but there are almost a hundred different tattoo shops in Chicago to choose from. Every shop is going to have a different atmosphere, style, and artists.
At DePaul, there are plenty of unique styles, pieces, and tattoos to be found. Here is a small tattoo tour of DePaul students. And for the most part, these students seem to be drawn in a thin lined, custom style.