CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – There have been several tributes the students and Arapahoe High School, but one is leaving a permanent mark.
Getting a tattoo might be one of the most permanent changes in life, but nothing compared to the change students at Arapahoe High School have experienced.
“It’s been amazing to see what these tattoos do for the students,” tattoo artist and Arapahoe alumni Jeff Lester said.
Lester also got a warrior feather tattoo. He’s behind the shop’s latest Arapahoe collection.
Clean Slate Tattoo is offering $40 tattoos for students, faculty and first responders, and donating profits in shooting victim Claire Davis’ name.
“Almost 50 kids have gotten tattooed so far, and two faculty,” Arapahoe junior Jordan Macomber said.
Macomber got his tattoo less than a week after the shooting.
“I got the date so I’d never forget and ‘Rest In Peace’ for Claire and Karl,” he said.
He said the change has helped him and his classmates move on, but not forget.
“It’s a good thing to remember for the rest of your life because you know that you can get through it,” Macomber said.
From feathers to ribbons, the artists behind the drive say giving each tattoo has been emotional, but rewarding.
“It’s been really nice to do something where we can help out our community and people we love and care about,” Lester said.
The shop has collected more than $600 so far. Students must be 18 to get a tattoo, or 16 with parental consent.
LINK: Clean Slate Tattoo