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Photos: Members of the Denver DIY music scene explain their tattoos

Chris
Chris
All photos by Marissa Shevins

In a world where you can buy a Dead Kennedys T-shirt at Urban Outfitters, the "punk" label has lost some of its ability to describe anything at all. We spent the past couple of months going to the shows that still embody the genre's original spirit, the ones that now define themselves as DIY and certain kinds of metal as well as punk. We talked to the people we met their and shot their portraits.

It was rare that we found someone without a tattoo, so we asked about those. Some were nods to literary classics or political opinions. Others were memorials to lost loved ones, and more than a few honored the Misfits. We found that the range of tattoos matched the range of people at the shows. Here are a couple dozen of Denver's underground music enthusiasts talking about their body art.

Rev. Jim Norris
Rev. Jim Norris
Marissa Sendejas
Marissa Sendejas
January Tollefson
January Tollefson
Dylan Lenz
Dylan Lenz

 

Derrick McGuire
Derrick McGuire
Chelsea Baillou
Chelsea Baillou
Brazil Knapp
Brazil Knapp
Rican James
Rican James

 

Abby Steinwey
Abby Steinwey
Aaron Saye
Aaron Saye
Tyler Ryan
Tyler Ryan
Tristian Bryant
Tristian Bryant

 

Patrick Hagman
Patrick Hagman
Micah Butler
Micah Butler
Megan Dalbey
Megan Dalbey
Matt Munsinger
Matt Munsinger

 

Diana Bagdasarova
Diana Bagdasarova
Delaney Mac
Delaney Mac
Brandi Roush
Brandi Roush
Andrew Sars
Andrew Sars
Alex Pelissero
Alex Pelissero

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