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Ink: the accessory that never comes off

Alexis Fletcher has more than 15 tattoos and plans on getting more.

Keira Wingate, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Fashion is who someone is – their spirit, personality, vibe. Accessorizing that spirit can change a look to fit any situation, no matter what the occasion calls for. Tattoos are one accessory that add to any look and can go with you everywhere.  Tattoos have been around for thousands of years. T...

Lasting impressions: An inked generation

Lasting impressions: An inked generation

Molly O'Mera, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

Millenials are turning more and more to tattoos as a way to build personal and social identity. It’s affecting how our employers see us, how we see each other, and how we view ourselves. Body modification and adornment is a part of the identity-building experience, and today’s youth and counterculture...

Flash Friday: Chicago tattoo shops celebrate Friday the 13th

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Ally Zacek, Rachel Fernandez, Design Editor, Managing Editor

October 16, 2017

Most people would advise against any major decision-making on one of the most superstitious days of the year, but tattoo artists have begun embracing the spooky holiday, permanently inking thousands of people with cartoon iterations of rabbit’s feet, black cats and other miscellaneous occult symbol...

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