Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind their ink

Mae Hamilton

Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features students around campus and their tattoos.

Chris Skoog 

Chris Skoog, an arts and entertainment technology junior, fosters an undying love for all things related to music. He started off playing the drums for a jazz band, but later discovered his real passion is for piano. 

“Any song that you hear, you can play on a piano,” Skoog said. “It’s so versatile. I write my own songs on piano. Everything music is important to me.”

Skoog’s tattoo isn’t quite finished yet, but he is considering leaving it as is. 

“This is going to be a page of music,” Skoog said. “I might just leave it blank and fill it in everyday with a Sharpie.”

Jocelyn Lyons

Radio-television-film sophomore Jocelyn Lyons is fascinated by narrative storytelling and with the “tipping point,” or the moment in a story when a character is forced to make a difficult choice between two extremes. 

“All my tattoos talk about one of my favorite things which is the ‘to be or not to be’ moment — the ‘tipping point’ moment,” Lyons said. “It’s the foundation for a lot of my storytelling elements.”

Lyons said the concept of the “tipping point” helps her better understand the cogs and gears of how people make decisions. 

“I like to consider character psychology and not only that, but human being psychology and being able to act and do things,” Lyons said. “I like to see what that means not only for the plot, but for people’s individual lives.”