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‘Lion King’ inspired tattoo represents staying true

Reporter

March 20, 2014

Tattoos are often text or characters that have an easily understood story or meaning. However, some are images or symbols that can be abstract but are in no way less meaningful. There are some tattoos that combine both modes of expr...

Professor’s tattoo reminds her to stay optimistic

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March 15, 2014

For those of you who have been lucky enough to be taught by her or have just seen her bubbly self around campus, you will have noticed a fairly large, unusual tattoo on the right arm of Dr. Jennifer Veninga.This tattoo is an i...

Student’s tattoo serves as reminder to forgive and forget

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February 27, 2014

Topper Tats scours St. Edward’s University to bring you the stories behind the most creative, the most meaningful and the most what-was-I-thinking tattoos inked on our students.Austin native Briana Terry knew she wanted her gorgeous elephan...

Two students use tattoos as form of personal expression

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February 7, 2014

Topper Tats scours St. Edward’s University to bring you the stories behind the most creative, the most meaningful and the most what-was-I-thinking tattoos inked on our students. It is no secret that St. Edward’s University is a place whe...

Professor remembers partner with Pablo Neruda poem tattoo

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November 12, 2013

Professor Alex Barron is known on St. Edward’s University campus for being just that—a beloved professor who has been teaching here for eight years.She is the assistant professor of University Programs and the director of...

Colorful hummingbird tattoo becomes bonding experience

Photo Editor

October 25, 2013

Amber Hebert planned to get her tattoo at Axis Tattoo and Piercings, in her home town of Corpus Christi, from artist Mathew Rosas; much to the displeasure of her parents. Only after explaining her motives, Hebert’s parents ap...

Unique blend of Christian imagery and personal symbolism celebrates father

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October 18, 2013

Topper Tats showcases the most interesting tattoos students are sporting around the Hilltop. John Paradise is a sophomore at St. Edward’s University who is originally from Akron, Ohio. He was only three years old when his fat...

Collection of varied tattoos creates collage of meaning

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September 24, 2013

Topper Tats showcases the most interesting tattoos students are sporting around the Hilltop. Liz Mong does not shy away from letting you know what is on her mind. Sit down with this transfer student from Massachusetts, and you will learn...

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September 24, 2013

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