tattoo triptych – Kaitlyn · Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

Kaitlyn, visiting her hometown from the U.S. and eh, is my fourth tattoo triptych.

20140513 - tattoo triptych - Kaitlyn

Friend Kaitlyn — who you last saw in 2009 when she was moving out of her suite, her city, and her country — has been living in America since her departure, visiting Victoria when she can.

Her most recent visit home was longer than usual, so we were able to connect, and I added her to my tattoo triptych collection.

Kaitlyn got her tattoos barely a week after she was legally able to, without knowing how much they would mean to her later in life.

As a born-and-raised Victorian, she — like many of us, myself included — always adored the weeks in spring when the streets were lined with cherry blossoms. Pretty and delicate, they seemed just the thing to get as her inaugural ink.

Drawn by a talented school friend as a birthday gift, she had them placed on her feet so she could look at them, and, well . . . easily cover them up should she ever come to regret them. Fortunately, that hasn’t been necessary.

Little did Kaitlyn know that she’d end up living in the heart of the south, with Victoria so far away. She says, “Looking at my tattoos makes me feel grounded, strong, and closer to my island home and loved ones.


The Atrium: Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/180 s · f/1.8 · ISO 320

tattoo: Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/2000 s · f/1.8 · ISO 200

Barber Shop: Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/180 s · f/1.8 · ISO 320