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Tessa Gibson

West tatted

Students and teachers share the stories behind their tattoos and the change in stigma towards it.

Tattoos are something that can speak a thousand words. Intricate drawings on our skin can tell our story and can sum up different aspects of ourselves. Teenagers getting tattoos can sometimes be surrounded by skepticism or have a certain stigma. We’ve asked the people of West High the meaning behind their tattoos and if they feel the stigma. 


Tom Lindsey
Daniel Robinson ’24
Greta Kraske ’23
Ava Smithey ’23
Ava Graf ’23

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