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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 in the trend and share with The Pioneer how their body art is more than skin deep.  Sarah Herron Sophomore Sarah...

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

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

Sarah Cornett

April 1, 2014

Buddhist symbols hidden in white ink. A professor's passion inscribed on his inner arm. An ancient symbol of symmetry and harmony. The Whitman community––the faculty, staff and students that live and work in the pursuit of intellectual and emotional growth––express themselves in creative and dive...

Tattoo culture proves colorful topic on campus

Clara Bartlett

March 11, 2012

Walking through the campus of a liberal arts college, especially colleges located in the Pacific Northwest, you wouldn't be surprised to see a few tattoos, nose piercings or alternative hair colors and styles. While unusual personal expression and body modifications may seem normalized in a college setting,...

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