September 18, 2013
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Photos by Chris Padgett
Chris Padgett photographs tattoo tributes to Marathon victims and to Boston. Pictured, Krista Perry was at mile 18 when she heard murmurs that something was wrong.
For Jon Saxton the tattoo is not only a tribute to the city’s resiliency, but it’s also a way for him to remember the events leading up to his April 20 wedding.
Christiana Gallagher had never thought about getting tattoos before the Marathon — until she witnessed the second bomb go off in front of where she was sitting at Forum restaurant.
Sarah-Jean Greaves and her “Hearts Over Boston” tattoo.
Ryan Sweeney and his Boston Strong tattoo.
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