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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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