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Area Cagers Tell Life Story In Tattoos

Eastern Washington guard Kevin Winford poses for a photo at on Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Cheney Wash. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland)

No stain, no gain. Basketball player Sam Dower got the message during his freshman year at Gonzaga University from Robert Sacre, the big man on campus with an outsized personality to match. In four seasons with the Bulldogs, Sacre made his points in the paint. He even brought the paint – dark hues of tattoos on a mobile, 7-foot canvas. Sacre also made an indelible impression on Dower, now a junior, with some skin in the game – and the game on his skin. Below his neck, a basketball sprouts wings and proclaims a simple message: “One love.” “Basketball is my one love,” Dower explained. “I love basketball, so you’ve got to get a basketball tat.” For Dower and other area college basketball players, a tattoo is nothing more than art imitating life – their own/Jim Allen, SR. More here.

Question: How would you symbolize your life in 1 to 3 tattoos?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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