Local tattoo artists discuss why fears of inking darker skin tones need to fade away

I have six tattoos. Each one represents a piece of who I am, or was. My first, a peace sign on my hip I got when I was 17, memorializes a time when I identified intensely with the flower-power movement of the late 1960s. It was also my silent protest, a personal rebuke of the brutalities of war and imperialism. And I thought it was cute.