Inked on campus: U of S students showcase their tattoos

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that tattoos are leaving their mark on university students. It’s hard to walk through the Arts Tunnel or around the Bowl without spying a tattoo peeking out from under a rolled-up sleeve or collar. The tattoos found on the U of S campus are as diverse as the students who sport them. When it comes to picking the design, the verdict is out. While some say carefully choosing the right tattoo is a must, others recommend just going for it; regret nothing.


Morgan-Kanak
Morgan Kanak. The College of Agriculture and Bioresources, second year.

Tattoo: A cassette tape.

“My dog just died. When I was younger, I would record cassette tapes when I was feeling really emotional and put all the sad songs on it. It’s a commemorative tattoo for my dog.”

Kristen
Kristen Zurevinski. The College of Education, fourth year.

 

Tattoo: A gypsy sugar skull.

“I lived abroad and travelled a lot, so I feel like a gypsy.”

Advice: “Make sure you like it, be sure of placement, research who you’re going to. It’s one thing to get a tattoo you’re unsure of, but another thing to have it done really shitty.”

Holden-Blue
Holden Blue. The College of Arts and Science, urban planning, fourth year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: The symbols of the band members of Led Zeppelin.

“Led Zeppelin is my favourite band, the symbols were something easy I could get as a walk-in.”

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Shaina Baraniuk. The College of Arts and Science, first year. Shaina getting her tattoo at Koi Ink Tattoo Studio on October 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: Mountain tops.

“I’ve always really enjoyed traveling. The mountains are my favorite place in Canada.”

Alyssa-Boudreau
Alyssa Boudreau. University of Regina program, social work, second year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: The Japanese symbol for love.

“To symbolize the relationship between my brother and I.”

Krrie-Bloom
Karrie Bloom. University of Regina program, social work, second year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: A bible verse.

“It’s my favourite verse. I like what it said. The words are very beautiful.”

Pascal-D
Pascal Dimnik. The College of Arts and Science, fine arts, fourth year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: A watercolour tattoo of a Suchomimus skull.

“I wanted something that reflects my interest in paleontology. If I had to be a dinosaur, that’s the one I would be. “

Advice: “The hardest part about getting a tattoo is deciding to get one.”

Mackenzie Paradzik  The College of Arts and Science, international studies, second year.
Mackenzie Paradzik The College of Arts and Science, international studies, second year.

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: A hand symbol for “okay.”

“I just chose the tattoo on a whim! Stephanie found an Instagram account that had a cute “okay” sign hand so I thought it would be a fun one to get.”

Advice: “For people getting their first tattoo, I would personally say that you should just get whatever feels right for you. You change, and tattoos can have as much or as little meaning as you want.”

Mackenzie getting her tattoo as a stick and poke by artist Stephanie Mah on October 17.
Mackenzie getting her tattoo as a stick and poke by artist Stephanie Mah on October 17.
Dylan Cooper. The College of Arts and Science, second year.
Dylan Cooper. The College of Arts and Science, second year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: A Sparrow drawing from the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons.

“It was my 18th birthday, so naturally I wanted a tattoo. The comic had an impact on my life at the time. I read it when I was 15 or so.”

Mikaela-McGrath
Mikaela McGrath. The College of Arts and Science, second year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: A meaningful piece of script.

“My sister and I both have a part of the script. She has the beginning; I have the end.”

Jack Saddleback. The College of Arts and Science, sociology, second year.
Jack Saddleback. The College of Arts and Science, sociology, second year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: Elk rack.

“It’s for my mom. We used to go hunting a lot when I was younger. It’s to honour that special time between us.”

Cameron-Johns
Cameron Johns. The College of Arts and Science, computer science, third year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo: A giraffe smoking.

“It’s a play on our logo that me and my friend have; our company is Elite Ninja Squad.”