Davide Bedendo

Occupation: Pizzaiolo/ Punk Rock member

Age: 39

Davide Bedendo is a man of many faces. Originally from Verona Italy, Davide By day is a pizza maker at restaurant Hot Italian in Emeryville but by night rocks out to his old school punk bands that he plays in. “I am in a cover band for The Ramones and it's one of my favorite bands from the many that I am in.” Tattooed at a very young age he says confesses that some of his tattoos are young kid mistakes but assures that the rest all have symbolic meanings to them. “I have a couple of tattoos in remembrance to old friends of mines that have passed away.” One in particular he dedicated to a lost love one, it is of a big angel on his chest. Davide says, “I love getting tats man, but they hurt like shit.” When I asked what tattoos meant to him he said, “I think tattoos let you be different than anyone else and make you look better! I don't regret any tattoos I have and want to get more soon. I don't care if others look at me funny I do it because I love it.”



Isis Rael

Occupation: Student/ Server

Age: 19

Isis Rael is a part time college student. She was born in Brazil but came to the states when she was seven years old. Isis mentions that at a very young age she was always really fascinated by tattoos on people and would always draw on herself for fun. When she was finally 18 years old she got her first tattoo and since then has kept going. She mentions that she loves the feeling of getting tatted and admits it does hurt at times but she says she seems to be addicted to getting tattoos. “I have a lot of tattoos underneath my clothes I have some on my legs, back and chest area.”  When I asked what do tattoos mean to her this is what she said. “I think it's a beautiful thing to be able to have the freedom of adorning our own bodies the way we want. I think tattoos shouldn't be looked as something bad or self destructing as some people do but as a medium of individuals being able to express the love they feel for art or just expressing yourself through your own body without harming anyone. I have met more good people covered in tattoos then people who claim to love jesus and go to church on sundays with no tattoos. Just because you look a certain way doesn't define who you have to be.”