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Tattoos and their meanings


“This is a Puerto Rico tribute tattoo. The frog is called a coqui and it only survives in Puerto Rico. This frog makes one noise instead of ‘ribbit ribbit,’ instead it makes the sound ‘coqui coqui.’ The coqui is also the symbol of Puerto Rico. The middle piece is called ‘El Morro.’ It’s a historic landmark in San Juan, Puerto Rico and it is kind of like the Statue of Liberty but in Puerto Rico. The Palm Trees just represent the palm trees in Puerto Rico. The writing says, ‘Boricua’ which means Puerto Rican in Spanish. I love being Puerto Rican and that’s why I decided to dedicate my chest piece to my heritage.”
Rey Jimenez-Sophomore-Communications Major

“This is for my mom-mom who passed away from multiple sclerosis and every time we went to her grave there was an orange and black butterfly flying around it. So that is why i have this tattoo with the ribbon around it.”
Kay Meighan-Freshman-Education Major

“I’ve been going to games since I was three. Hockey and the Flyers have been in my life for as long as I can remember and it’s something that keeps me close to my dad whose had season tickets for over 30 years. I got the tattoo my freshmen year in college. I got the old school city in the middle because it reminds me of some of the broad street bullies days.”
Kellie Manopello-Junior-Communications Major

“It represents everyone in my family. Each star is a birthstone.”
Bre Thompson-Junior-Undecided

“I got this tattoo because family means a lot to me and I lost both of my grandparents suddenly. They both passed away 9 days apart from each other so this symbolizes my grandparents.”
Eric Goldbloom-Sophomore-Undecided

2 Responses to “Tattoos and their meanings”

  1. ElijahGreenleaf says:

    [Coqui frogs from Puerto Rico are all over the Hawaiian islands now, introduced accidentally by Walmart nurseries.]
    “…Do not mark your skin with tattoos….”  Leviticus 19:28, The Holy Bible.

  2. ElijahGreenleaf says:

    “Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos.  I am the Lord.”  Leviticus 19:28, The Holy Bible.  
    [Incidentally, coqui frogs from Puerto Rico are all over Hawaii these days, thanks to Walmart nurseries!]


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