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Flags representing each division of the Armed Forces were on display at the Tattoo Competition.

On April 10, the Student Veterans Center hosted a tattoo competition to fundraise for the Center’s trip to Washington, D.C. later this month. Students with existing tattoos on themselves could enter the competition to have the body artwork judged. In order to participate, all ink had to be completely healed. No scabbed, peeling, or inflamed ink was accepted. There were five categories for students to enter their tattoos in, with each entry costing $10.

There was a table set up in the Campus Center terrace where students were able to enter the contest while passer-bys and judges looked on. Judges included members of the Student Veterans Center and employees of two local tattoo shops who volunteered to donate their time: The Painted Bird Tattoo and The Boston Tattoo Company.

Winners of each category were as follows: Anastasia Kotsoglou won best tattoo with a hefty prize of $200, best black and white and a $100 prize went to Cory Privitera, most patriotic was won by Hemel Gil who also received $100, best traditional tattoo and $50 was won by Chris Ward, and the most unusual tattoo went to The Mass Media’s past editor-in-chief Caleb Nelson, who received $50 for his entry.

Katie Govoni, coordinator for the Student Veteran’s Center, said this competition will likely become an annual fundraiser.