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“My body is a memorial”

Tattoos often represent thoughts and feelings that we have not spoken about or acknowledged, even to ourselves. There are no laws that prevent Freemasons from getting tattoos. As the art form has evolved, so has the level of skill and artistic detail in the work — expanding from traditional Masonic symbols to intricate, permanent, personalized expressions of Masonic principles and values.

This month’s spotlight

Bro. Antonio PON DeCaro

“One of the coolest things about Freemasonry is that, wow, there is this tradition. I’m learning the same things that people throughout history have learned. To me, there is nothing better. I love that connection. I love that I’m part of that history. The fact that I can go to the Grand Lodge of New York and see the history that goes back to George Washington is so cool to me. I wish I could tattoo George Washington. What do you think he would wear?”

About our Editor

Bro. Antonio “PON” DeCaro discovered tattooing at the age of 15. “My earliest memory is drawing on my little brother with a motorized squiggly pen at the age of 10. When I was 15 years old I received my first tattoo, while vacationing in Italy. That’s when tattooing went from a fascination of mine to deciding that this was what I wanted to do.” His professional work was featured on Season 12 of Ink Master where he was a Top 5 Finalist.

Bro. DeCaro has an eye for unique Masonic tattoos that are coming increasingly visible to the members of our fraternity. “My dream is to help leave the tattoo industry better than when I got in, I have helped shape the career of many tattooers, and it’s my hope that through them I can leave a legacy.”

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