30 Windsorites get inked to show their civic pride
Windsor Forever is an initiative by Broken City Lab, designed to have people get tattoos linked to the city
Approximately 30 proud Windsorites are sporting new tattoos, inspired by their stories about the city.
The tattoo project is called "Windsor Forever." It's the brainchild of Jason Sturgill, a tattoo artist from Portland, Oregon. He did something similar to promote Portland's art museum.
"I decided to alter the project to be more about civic pride, so we designed tattoos that spoke to the City of Windsor and then we're giving them away here at civic space for the day."
The Broken City Lab helped organize the event.
Justin Langlois of Broken City Lab said the tattoo event is a great way to promote a sense of community.
"We wanted to create this opportunity for the community to really commit to loving Windsor for a long time," he said.
Grant Yocom is getting a gothic letter 'W,' taken from the Walkerville High School logo, tattooed permanently on his leg..
He was among 60 people who entered stories about Windsor in the Broken City Lab and artist collective.
"I think the number of people that have shown up for this is just a testament to the sort of interesting and wonderful spirited kind of things that are going on in this city," he said.
Tattoos included a Model T Ford, the windmill in Olde Sandwich Town.