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The resurgence in tattoo art has brought parlors back onto the main streets of shopping districts. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
The resurgence in tattoo art has brought parlors back onto the main streets of shopping districts. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
On display in the waiting room of Primeval Body Piercing Studio are several varieties of body jewelry. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
On display in the waiting room of Primeval Body Piercing Studio are several varieties of body jewelry. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
Juniors Shannon Beets and Jolene Anderson wait for their appointment to change and resize their body jewelry, having waited the required six weeks for swelling to reduce from their initial piercings. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
Juniors Shannon Beets and Jolene Anderson wait for their appointment to change and resize their body jewelry, having waited the required six weeks for swelling to reduce from their initial piercings. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
In addition to Anderson's tongue piercing is a belly button piercing she has had for several years. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
In addition to Anderson’s tongue piercing is a belly button piercing she has had for several years. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
In the piercing room, Anderson gets her longer tongue post replaced for a shorter one. Anderson said "there was no pain at all when I got my tongue pierced; it was a lot less painful then my belly button piercing." / photo by Rhidian Maehl
In the piercing room, Anderson gets her longer tongue post replaced for a shorter one. Anderson said “there was no pain at all when I got my tongue pierced; it was a lot less painful then my belly button piercing.” / photo by Rhidian Maehl
Senior Bonnie Chuen finds it difficult to choose the design she wants. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
Senior Bonnie Chuen finds it difficult to choose the design she wants. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
Chuen waits to get more work done on her tattoo, while tattooist Andy Moore photographs the work that he has done on another customer. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
Chuen waits to get more work done on her tattoo, while tattooist Andy Moore photographs the work that he has done on another customer. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
Chuen has more then one tattoo. Besides the shoulder tattoo, she has a tattoo going around her waist, which is not quite finished. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
Chuen has more then one tattoo. Besides the shoulder tattoo, she has a tattoo going around her waist, which is not quite finished. / photo by Rhidian Maehl
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