The beauty of a tattoo is that it can simply be anything.
Whether or not a tattoo has a meaning, they are markers we put on our bodies and carry with us forever.
I’m reminded of a past Cynic article written in 2018, a profile of a local tattoo artist.
“I have regretted every single one of my tattoos at some point,” she said. “But trust the self that put ink on you. Even if it’s bad, it’s a bookmark of your past self.”
Below is a photo series of different tattoos UVM students have gotten done from all over the world, each one carrying a different meaning or lack thereof.