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Survivors of Bataclan tragedy celebrate their pain and defiance through tattoos

AFP

Published : Nov 7, 2017, 10:24 am IST
Updated : Nov 21, 2017, 9:16 am IST
Tattoos have helped survivors, most of who say that even two years after the attack they still feels stuck and the tattoos are the only way to create something beautiful out of all that horror. (Photo: AFP)
Tattoos have helped survivors, most of who say that even two years after the attack they still feels stuck and the tattoos are the only way to create something beautiful out of all that horror. (Photo: AFP)
Laura Leveque, 32, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo - a raven, an eclipse and a snake biting its tail. (Photo: AFP)
Laura Leveque, 32, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo - a raven, an eclipse and a snake biting its tail. (Photo: AFP)
David Fritz Goeppinger, 25, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows his tattoo - the date of the attack in Roman numerals, adding V/V meaning they were five friends before and after the attack. (Photo: AFP)
David Fritz Goeppinger, 25, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows his tattoo - the date of the attack in Roman numerals, adding V/V meaning they were five friends before and after the attack. (Photo: AFP)
Fanny, who lost her partner Olivier at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo - the words "Sometimes you need ...to let things go". (Photo: AFP)
Fanny, who lost her partner Olivier at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo - the words
Nahomy Beuchet, who was wounded at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows the tattoo she got after the attack. (Photo: AFP)
Nahomy Beuchet, who was wounded at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows the tattoo she got after the attack. (Photo: AFP)
Laura Leveque, 32, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo - a raven, an eclipse and a snake biting its tail. (Photo: AFP)
Laura Leveque, 32, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows her tattoo - a raven, an eclipse and a snake biting its tail. (Photo: AFP)
David Fritz Goeppinger, 25, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows his tattoo - the date of the attack in Roman numerals, adding V/V meaning they were five friends before and after the attack. (Photo: AFP)
David Fritz Goeppinger, 25, who was at the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, shows his tattoo - the date of the attack in Roman numerals, adding V/V meaning they were five friends before and after the attack. (Photo: AFP)
Stephanie Zarev, 44, had a phoenix tattooed on her arm where she was hit by shrapnel, to show that "despite the horror of that night, there's lots to live for." (Photo: AFP)
Stephanie Zarev, 44, had a phoenix tattooed on her arm where she was hit by shrapnel, to show that

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