In For the Love of Cities I wrote about Katie O’Keefe of Cleveland, Ohio as an example someone in love with their city. Katie’s story of coming back to Cleveland is powerful, but what caught my attention was her commitment to Cleveland exemplified by her magnificent sleeve tattoo of the Cleveland skyline. I noted in the book that city themed tattoos are akin to “marrying your city” as they are semi-permanent – easy enough to get into but rather hard and expensive to get out of.
Last week Katie made the cover of Issue Media Group’s Northeast, Ohio publication Freshwater Cleveland. Take a look here to see the tattoos and learn more about her and other “boomerangs” who have returned to Cleveland and are playing key roles in shaping its future.