Tatted: Savanah Kaatman, ink is a confidence booster

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This is Tatted, a podcast telling the stories behind people's ink.
Graphic by Kat Owens

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Savanah Kaatman comes from a family with a long history of tattoos, even her grandpa has sleeves. Once Kaatman turned 18, she got her first tattoo and never turned back.

For Kaatman, getting ink functions as a confidence booster when she meets new people. She said their first impression of her is more accurate when they see her tattoos.

Her most recent tattoo symbolizes women empowerment and creative freedom, but all of her tattoos have meaning.

The same artist has worked on three of her four tattoos. For each of Kaatman’s tattoos, she has collaborated with her tattoo artist, giving him creative freedom instead of just being a trace artist.

Listen to Kaatman in all her “tatted glory,” as she calls it.

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Tatted is a weekly podcast that comes out every Thursday, featuring Lindenwood students’ ink.