I've been having so much fun working on my newest book project taking a closer look at people and their tattoos . Here's a sneak peek at one of my new tattoo'd friends!
Meet Mackenzie...a cool girl who happily marches, er, hikes to the beat of her own drum. She's a Greenpeace trained, obsessive enthusiast who loves the outdoors like nobody's business and lives a well-intentioned life. Mainly outside. If you live on Cincinnati's east side and own a pair of Chacos you got from RRT in Old Milford, she probably sold them to you. Pigtail braids with a hint of pink and a confidence that defies her 23 years, Mackenzie is saving to hike the Appalachian Trail next summer. Alone. Nine tattoos decorate her body: a whole chest piece of a mountain and river view, the word: amor, the Cincinnati skyline, the beginnings of a dixieland band ensemble, and what I found most interesting, a tattoo of the molecular structure of dimethyltryptamine. It's a simple molecule that our bodies release when we dream, AND it also happens to be present in every other living thing on earth. Dreaming trees? Interesting, huh? Like I said, girlfriend is in tune with nature. Go buy some outdoorsy stuff at RRT and see for yourself. Or if you want to live vicariously through this adventurous pioneer lady and be a part of her trek on the AT, throw a couple bucks her way at https://www.gofundme.com/katahdinorbust.