A GRAPHIC artist with roots within the North-East has had her house city’s most iconic construction tattooed on her arm.
Sam Kitchener grew up in Redcar and final yr joined the Save our Metal Heritage marketing campaign after discovering out about it when she received a tattoo of the city’s blast furnace final October.
The intricate design is predicated on an oil portray by North-East artist Tom French.
The 31-year-old, who now lives in Brighton, is doing a PhD to analysis how digital expertise like digital and augmented actuality can be utilized to encourage interplay and participation in heritage, and is utilizing the previous steelworks web site as a case examine.
The tattoo was completed utilizing a single needle and took 4 hours to finish.
Sam, whose father labored on the steelworks, stated: “For me, it is a image of who I’m and and the place I come from and it jogs my memory of house.
“I’ve had some actually good reactions to it.
“It is fairly completely different however although it is industrial it is fairly elegant.
“My household find it irresistible as effectively.”
She added: “I am actually pleased with it.”