Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Peace Tattoo

free paper crane tattoo Hiroshima
For the last three years a group of tattoo apprentaces have been giving away free paper crane tattoos on the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. They start at about 10am and this year did about 30 tattoos. Eight of them were on me and my friends.

The paper crane is a symbol of peace in this city. People fold strings of cranes and add them to the Children's bomb memorial and other statues.

Here's a blog post from one of my friends about the experience: Today, I got a tattoo.