What's the story behind your 'body art'?
This week, guest host Candy Palmater takes a look at a topic she's passionate about: body art! Because choosing to adorn yourself isn't as simple as just sitting down and getting inked. From piercings to tattoos to body mods - every piece of body art has an intimate story behind it.
On this week's show:
Plus, she'll talk to Jamie MacKay, the Nova Scotia artist behind most of the pieces of her body.
One thing you discover quickly when talking tattoos is that people aren't afraid to show them off! Candy hit the streets with a CBC microphone and asked people to reveal their tattoos and uncover the stories behind them.
Jack LaChance of Sarnia Ontario spent his 19th year as a frontline soldier in the trenches during the Korean war. Before he went to war, he got himself a tattoo - but he had no idea the difference the simple tattoo would make. Sixty years later he still loves telling the amazing story of how it saved his life.
Have you ever gone to great lengths to hide a particular piece of body art from your parents? Winnipeg rocker Romi Mayes tells the story of revealing her tattoo to her mother... in the middle of a crowded gig!
Doctor Alberto Hazan was on a routine call: a construction worker had been cut on the job and needed a few sutures on his arm. However, it was what was beside the laceration that caught the doctor's attention - a large, red, swastika tattoo.
It's the classic parental battle: you're young, you're cool, you're getting a piercing. Somehow, your parents don't agree. That's the fight a 14-year old Zach Goudie finally won! Then Karma jumped up and snapped him right in the butt...or in this case the eyebrow. Find out how a pierced brow almost led to a pierced head when Zach tells us about 'the time he almost died getting pierced'.