Deja’s Photo Essay

Senior, Jason Barfield, is concentrating on his photo project on a hot day. His tattoo representing his city, Chicago, on his arm is easily viewable on this nice day.
Senior, Jason Barfield, is concentrating on his photo project on a hot day. His tattoo representing his city, Chicago, on his arm is easily viewable on this nice day.
Senior Zarah Davenport, sits in class enjoying her new book. The bird on her arm represents beauty and freedom which she wanted to be her first since it’s unique.
Senior Zarah Davenport, sits in class enjoying her new book. The bird on her arm represents beauty and freedom which she wanted to be her first since it’s unique.
In fifth period English class, Senior Tumani Simons is laughing with his friend. The quote by his favorite author is one of his newest tattoos.
In fifth period English class, Senior Tumani Simons is laughing with his friend. The quote by his favorite author is one of his newest tattoos.
This tattoo was Junior Jacinta Green’s first and she wanted it to be something very meaningful. The balloon with the string represents how you would let go of it knowing it will never return to you.
This tattoo was Junior Jacinta Green’s first and she wanted it to be something very meaningful. The balloon with the string represents how you would let go of it knowing it will never return to you.
There are many types of tattoos, such as Sophomore Cemarah Spencer’s Henna tattoo on her hand. The tattoo is on her hand so it can be seen by everyone.
There are many types of tattoos, such as Sophomore Cemarah Spencer’s Henna tattoo on her hand. The tattoo is on her hand so it can be seen by everyone.
So much meaning is behind the tattoo on science teacher Ms. Kline’s arm. It’s an expression of a belief she has and how people should think.
So much meaning is behind the tattoo on science teacher Ms. Kline’s arm. It’s an expression of a belief she has and how people should think.
Flames on Junior Jonathan Rhymesgeorge’s arm represents the danger of life and the strength people have to get through everything.
Flames on Junior Jonathan Rhymesgeorge’s arm represents the danger of life and the strength people have to get through everything.
During gym class, Ms. Williams is recording grades while students converse with her. The tattoo on her neck is a very meaningful quote also with a picture to show it.
During gym class, Ms. Williams is recording grades while students converse with her. The tattoo on her neck is a very meaningful quote also with a picture to show it.
While he sits in class, Senior Milton Oli has his arms showing with tattoos covering both. He got tattoos to commemorate both people in his life and himself.
While he sits in class, Senior Milton Oli has his arms showing with tattoos covering both. He got tattoos to commemorate both people in his life and himself.
Two teachers sit in their office and grade papers. The view of Ms. Perz’s tattoo which is in remembrance of a student she had in the past.
Two teachers sit in their office and grade papers. The view of Ms. Perz’s tattoo which is in remembrance of a student she had in the past.

Photo Story

Tattoos are very important to people, they see them as a way to express themselves. In these pictures, the tattoos that people have can be seen very easily. They want people to see the things that mean the most to them and how their lives are represented.

By talking to the people in the photos, the real meaning of having tattoos was shown. The passion behind each tattoo is shown by the way they explain their stories. There is so much depth behind a tattoo. They see it as art and everyone has a story behind what they decide to put on their body.

Getting a tattoo is hard because this is something a person will have to live with for the rest of their lives. To many it should be something they care very much about. No one regretted the piece of art they had chosen for themselves, everyone seemed very happy.

The people at Kenwood who have tattoos believed that it was a very good decision and it would help them express themselves and show things that are important to them. They felt that tattoos were the way for them to speak of their personalities and wants without actually speaking.

Tattoos have become a large part of a person’s everyday life. It is very hard to not see a tattoo on a daily basis. Many people still feel that tattoos are not a good idea, but people have broken away from tradition because they see it as art. It is not seen as a bad thing by many teenagers.

Both teachers and students have tattoos as you walk around the school. In some ways, this has become something to bring everyone together. In this way everyone is not so different and it does not stand out as it used to when only a few people had tattoos.

Most felt that it was a bold statement and that’s exactly what they wanted. To stand out and have some form of them heard were a common denominator in every subject.

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