The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Samuel Obadero was sitting on the CTrain one day when he looked around at his fellow passengers and realized that he could “literally see the world around me.”

  Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze has been in operation for four years. Located across the road from Calaway Park, Lucy Hyndman and Giselle Wilson are Calgary's first high flying circus performance trainers.  

Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze from MRU Journalism on Vimeo.

As a kid growing up in the '90s, I was lucky enough to have watched, arguably, one of the funniest decades of television. I probably paid more attention to The Simpsons and Seinfeld than I did my elementary school teachers, and I certainly had the grades to show for it. I was more interested in seeing what quirky characters Adam Sandler and Chris Farley had in store on Saturday Night Live, rather than watching Hockey Night in Canada.

I got my first tattoos when I was 18 years old. Now, at 34, I have been tattooed over 30 times, and some of my tattoos are almost of legal drinking age. Over the last couple of years, I have noticed a growing popularity of hand, neck and the taboo face tattoos. To gain a better understanding of tattoo culture, I caught up with two up-and-coming tattooists, Cong, who asked to be identified only by his first name, and Chanse Oviatt.