Tatted: ‘We’re all mad here,’ a look at mental health


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


For the last Tatted episode of the semester, Lindenlink News Editor and Social Media Manager, Madeline Raineri comes on to talk about her ink.

When Raineri was 11-years-old, her dad got his first tattoo of a sacred heart. Raineri said she cried and hated it. Little did she know seven years later she would be asking her dad to take her to Threshold Body Art in St. Peters to get her first tattoo.

Raineri’s life and her ink has been largely influenced by her best friend’s tragic death in high school. Through it all she carries messages like “surrender,” “but the fighter still remains” and “we’re all mad here,” on her skin as constant reminders.

After her friend’s death, Raineri experienced depression and anxiety, stressing over her family and friends safety. Listen to hear more on Raineri processing the anger and questioning that comes with loss and her perspective on mental health issues. 

Tatted comes out every Thursday and will resume in January. This podcast does not reflect the opinions of Lindenlink staff or Lindenwood University. 

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