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Why I like Tattoos

I stumbled on a blog that introduced me to a truly inspiring story of a woman named Edith Macefield who heroically refused to concede to what Trader Joe’s and corporate America mistakenly refer to as progress.

Edith Macefield, 1921-2008: Ballard woman held her ground as change closed in around her

Edith Macefield

Edith Macefield's House

Last week, owners and friends of BLACKBIRD, local clothing shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, got memorial tattoos in honor of Edith, her legacy and their neighborhood.

Edith Macefield tattoo

I so rarely see such simple tattoos carry such profound meaning. Great story. Great tattoos.

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2 comments for “Why I like Tattoos”

  1. Something about it makes me cringe. I think it’s how they walled her in there. She has three walls to look at now? A single tree that will soon die without light. This is perhaps the cruelest thing I’ve seen in ages. Goddamn they want her land bad huh?

    Posted by TheShitHousePoet | June 11, 2009, 1:09 pm
  2. Those are very meaningful. I dig it.

    I agree it sucks what they did to her. Definitely beyond cruel. Guess Trader Joes doesn’t really care about people as much as they’d like you to think, eh?

    -Nate

    Posted by Nate | September 26, 2009, 4:19 pm

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