“Gambier Ink”: Tattoos Around Campus, Part I


Trixie’s tattoo, inspired by “The Lion King.”

Three years ago, the Kenyon Alumni Bulletin ran a gorgeous story about students’ tattoos. Relatively, at The Thrill, we’re low in production value, but big on realness. Here’s the first installment of some of the many tattoos I found around campus and the stories behind them:

Michael “Trixie” Kengmana ’14

I got it my freshman year. It was my birthday … and I got pretty inebriated and I was like, ‘I’m gonna get a tattoo.’ Didn’t get a tattoo that night; we were just … around Mount Vernon — it was luckily closed. But it was just embedded in my head, like, ‘I’m going to get a tattoo.’  Continue reading