Eternal Images

How Calgarians use tattoos to symbolize meaning in their life

Photos by Courtney Urbani

People get tattoos for many different reasons. Some people are completely opposed to permanent body art, while others choose tattoos as a way of expression. Calgarian Kielan O'Brien decided to get tattoos to remember the loved ones she has lost over the years.

Jake DeSade, a tattoo artist at Bushido Tatto said, "A lot of people get small text pieces done just because it's got some meaning or remembrance for them. And then people get tattoos just because it's simply beautiful."

Kielan O'Brien went to Bushido Tattoo and received a commemorative tattoo of a pocket watch surrounded by flowers to honour family and friends she has lost.