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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Stories in Ink

Stories in Ink

Emma Cooper and Megan Hearst December 3, 2015

According to the Pew Research Center, over 36% of Americans aged 18-25 have at least one tattoo. At Whitman, getting a tattoo has become a right of passage for many. Students tell why they chose to participate...

Senior Molly Johansen shows her white ink tattoo. Photos by Goard.

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Sarah Cornett April 1, 2014
Members of the Whitman community share their personal expression of art and the stories behind their tattoos.

Tattoo culture proves colorful topic on campus

Clara Bartlett March 11, 2012
It’s easy to forget that tattoos were once taboo in mainstream society, confined to fringe elements like sailors and street gangs. Nowadays, teen idols casually flaunt their latest ink in exotic languages, and everyone from Angelina Jolie to the British Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron, has been known to go under the needle. Is the tattoo truly a thing of the past? The Pioneer investigated Whitties’ true feelings on tattoo culture.
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