Got Ink? Part 4
By Steven Zapel
The winner of The INSIGHT’s “Got Ink” contest for the February 28, 2011 issue is Jolene Scholl. Jolene’s tattoo consists of a skull with roses and was her second tattoo. She had the tattoo done at Upstate Ink on Niagara Street, by Nick, the owner of the shop.
Jolene chose the image of a skull and roses for several reasons. The skull represents death, while the roses represent life. They are fused together to symbolize that life and death are both part of the same cycle every person or living being experiences. The beauty of life coincides with the ugliness of death.
Jolene chose to place the tattoo on her right foot. When asked about why she chose her foot she said “I heard that the foot is one of the most painful places to get a tattoo and that intrigued me to get it there. I wanted to know if the rumors were true. I also like the look of tattoos on feet; it adds a little decoration to an overlooked part of the body.”
I asked Jolene what she thinks about tattoos and why she decided to get one. She said, “I think tattoos are a great way to express oneself. Each tattoo should represent the individual and their beliefs. The artwork is a thing of beauty. I find tattoos to be very attractive.”
Her advice for anyone who is considering getting a tattoo is not to panic. She said “it’s no worse than a flu shot.” She said that watching the artist and seeing what they are creating on your body can help you keep your mind off any pain you might feel. The thrill of watching your tattoo come to life makes the experience in the chair worthwhile.
We'd like to thank everyone who submitted a photo of their tattoo, and encourage those who did not win to resubmit their photo, because even though you were not this issue’s winner you could be next issue's. All Daemen students are able to participate in this contest and The INSIGHT encourages you to submit a picture of your tattoo and a brief message about it to the editor, at email@example.com.
Be sure to get your tattoo entered, because your current tattoo may earn you $100 towards your next one. Until next time, keep the pictures of your ink coming in and secure your chance at the gift certificate and the reputation of having Daemen College’s best tattoo.
The prize from this contest cannot be redeemed for cash value. All entries must be submitted via email with only the tattoo visible in the in the picture. No sexually explicit pictures will be considered for bi-weekly winners. This contest is limited to Daemen college students. Contest winner must be able to show a valid Daemen College I.D. to receive their prize. If the winner of the contest is unable to meet the rules of this contest, the tattoo with the second highest amount of votes will become the winner. All contest participants must be 18 years of age or older. The Insight, Daemen College and their affiliates are not responsible for any lost entries. One entry per email. The Insight, Daemen College, and their affiliates are not responsible for replacing the gift certificate if the winner loses it. The Insight, Daemen college and their affiliates are not responsible for any bodily harm that may result from use of the gift certificate, redeeming the gift certificate is done at the winners own risk. Failure to read and abide by these contest rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.