Tattoo culture never fades away

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Tattoo culture never fades away

“I run a $33 million stockroom and having tattoos has never affected the skills that I have,” says Tomas Ledesma.

“I run a $33 million stockroom and having tattoos has never affected the skills that I have,” says Tomas Ledesma.

Photo by Allison Weseman/Contributor

“I run a $33 million stockroom and having tattoos has never affected the skills that I have,” says Tomas Ledesma.

Photo by Allison Weseman/Contributor

Photo by Allison Weseman/Contributor

“I run a $33 million stockroom and having tattoos has never affected the skills that I have,” says Tomas Ledesma.

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  • “At first, I always got small tattoos in covert places with the intentions of being able to cover them up for any jobs I would apply for. I’ve always wanted tattoos because my older sister had tattoos. It wasn’t until my first one when I realized how these tattoos should really be [about] myself,” said Danielle Ranoa.

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  • “My shoulder tattoo is an ode to my twin brother who passed away and also my culture. The Filipino sun is placed with the Portuguese phrase ‘vem para fi car’ which means ‘here to stay,’” said Romar Lamano.

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  • “The stereotype that having tattoos makes you a criminal or delinquent needs to go as tattoos show the beauty of one’s life,” says Nate Burrow.

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  • “ Nike has a very open environment regarding tattoos. My managers almost all have tattoos and anytime someone we work with is considering getting one, it creates a good conversation that includes everything for how to choose an artist to aftercare,” says Danielle Ranoa.

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  • Nate Burrow concentrates on tattooing Allison Weseman’s shoulder. The whole session took two and half hours to finish the whole tattoo.

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  • “I run a $33 million stockroom and having tattoos has never affected the skills that I have,” says Tomas Ledesma.

    Photo by Allison Weseman/Contributor

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