Tatted: Reimagining ink, getting art redone


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


Nathan Boxdorfer got a cross for his first tattoo. But it wasn’t until a year later he realized it didn’t mean anything to him. Once he went to college, he started questioning if God existed. Then he met a friend and started voicing his doubts out loud. After processing through Christianity, Boxdorfer decided to chose to follow Jesus again.

Now six years later, he redid his tattoo. It suits him more now – with a landscape that shows his love for the outdoors and conservation, which he has made into a living, working at Forest Park.

The tattoo also now includes a Bible verse from Psalm 42, “why are you downcast oh my soul?” Boxdorfer said he connects with the emotion because in college he realized he had depression.

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