Indelible Identity

A few years ago while traveling to Bogotá–the city I was born, I found myself walking in a dangerous neighbourhood looking for a tattoo parlour. At the time having a tattoo in Colombia was still related to lower class individuals and criminals. But for me, tattooing had different connotations as I was already living in New Zealand. For me, tattooing was part of our own identity, ethnicity, and culture.