Street Level: Peoria - A tear rolls down Destiny Meadows’ cheek as she clutches a small photo at Brookside Tattoo and Piercing. She squeezes the photo tight.
In the picture, she is a baby sitting on her grandfather Gary Meadows’ lap.
“I had to have something in memory of him,” she says of the greatest man she has ever known.
Tattoo artist Doyle Wright starts on the tattoo, and Meadows writhes in pain. Wright quips, “I’m the one doing all the work.” Then he says sternly, “Quit moving!”
She squeezes the photo tighter. When the tattoo is done, across the side of her foot, she reads, “until we meet again” and starts to cry again. She mentions she wants to see the tattoo and think of “Paw Paw” every day. Tulsaworld.com/streetlevel #tulsa #tattoo #streetphotography #photojournalism #ink