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FAU event gets under faculty's skin

FAU event gets under faculty's skin

Arely Baugh's bicep is decorated with the self-empowerment tattoo "Forever Strong." Amy Lou Grande's upper back contains a birdcage flanked by budding flowers and the title of Maya Angelou's autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Ashley Anderson's forearm bears the image of her grandmother posing in a bathing suit as a teenager.

These faculty and staff members of Florida Atlantic University are flashing their tats for Academic Ink, a multimedia event themed around the university's tattoo culture. It will take place Friday on the school's Boca Raton campus.

“They’re not just the authority figures and professors who teach students every day. They’re...