• Lillie Burke

Tattoo Tuesday: Basil Burnette

“I’ve wanted one literally my entire life. Both my parents have them and I think they’re just really cool and it’s also insane that you can get something so permanent on your body that means so much to you.

When I was in the third grade, I wanted a skittles wrapper on my forearm. Didn’t get that. Glad I didn’t.

When I got this someone was like ‘Don’t you want a career?’ and I was like ‘Uh, the career that I’m going into encourages self-expression and tattoos and all that stuff’

Today I spent like two hours on Pinterest trying to find the next tattoo I really want. It’s just like a painting or like you can draw a sketch and make it permanent on your body. It’s like an art form to the extreme because it’s so permanent. Every time I look at it, I’m always like ‘Wow that’s’ gonna be there when I’m an old lady.’ I mean, it’s going to be wrinkly but that’s so cool.”

Basil Burnette, freshman

This article is part of a weekly series hosted by the Belmont Vision, reported by Nina Kim. Check back every Tuesday for a new student tattoo and the story behind it.

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