Body Art: Students and staff share their stories

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Photos by Isabel Meyers and Sasha Saias

Maeve Kelly, sophomore

“When my mom told me that she had cancer. She said, 'This too shall pass,' so it’s something that is so important to me. Whenever we’re having a hard time, or we’re with her through her treatments she always says it to me. And we’re really Irish, so the Celtic symbol is another thing.”

“When my mom told me that she had cancer. She said, ‘This too shall pass,’ so it’s something that is so important to me. Whenever we’re having a hard time, or we’re with her through her treatments she always says it to me. And we’re really Irish, so the Celtic symbol is another thing.”

Yesenia Arroyo, sophomore

“My grandma died three months ago from cancer, and we all wanted to support her. My mom got cancer too, later, so it shows our support of her too. It just shows her that we are there for her and that we are all behind her.”

“My grandma died three months ago from cancer, and we all wanted to support her. My mom got cancer too, later, so it shows our support of her too. It just shows her that we are there for her and that we are all behind her.”

Sarah Kornell, English teacher

“I would never get a tattoo that didn’t have meaning because you’re going to have it on your body for the rest of your life. The painting is just my father’s and my favorite painting, so it’s sort of just a tribute to my father…The tarot card , you can look it up. Eight of Swords.”

Nicole Strounine, senior

“I got it in New York, actually. I was really nervous to go and get it, and every day I would say to my mom, “today I’m going to go and do it” and then chicken out every time. But one of those times I actually followed through, and it went really well. It was just at one of those piercing places, and I was really scared at first, but it was really good when it was finally over with, and I  really like the outcome.”

“I got it in New York, actually. I was really nervous to go and get it, and every day I would say to my mom, ‘today I’m going to go and do it’ and then chicken out every time. But one of those times I actually followed through, and it went really well. It was just at one of those piercing places, and
I was really scared at first,
but it was really good when
it was finally over with, and I
really like the outcome.”

Nicholas Rothstein, English teacher

“I got my first one when I was twenty- four and that was probably done half out of intrigue in tattoos and half out of vanity. It’s sort of like anything else you do that is a big commitment. You do it at the time because you think that it will be important to you, and sometimes it lasts and sometimes it doesn’t.”

“I got my first one when I was twenty- four and that was probably done half out of intrigue in tattoos and half out of vanity. It’s sort of like anything else you do that is a big commitment. You do it at the time because you think that it will be important to you, and sometimes it lasts and sometimes it doesn’t.”

Kathleen Exar, performing arts teacher

“Everything was illegal in Massachusetts . You had to go to New Hampshire to get it.”

“Everything was illegal in Massachusetts . You had to go to New Hampshire to get it.”

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