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Family uses tattoos to create living tapestry of memories at KC convention

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Posted at 10:05 PM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 06:33:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Morgen Wulf has always celebrated major life events with tattoos.

When her son left the neonatal intensive care unit, she got a tattoo of a cartoon bear to mark the occasion.

When he got a tracheostomy tube installed due to chronic lung disease, she decided to tattoo his picture on her leg.

Wulf celebrated another milestone Sunday with new ink — a gorilla tattoo on her husband's neck.

"It was his turn to get a tattoo so I brought him and my son, because we had big news — (my son) is getting (his) trach removed," Wulf said.

Wulf and her family were among hundreds who attended the fifth annual Kansas City Tattoo Convention, which wrapped up a three-day run at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center on Sunday.

The event attracted hundreds of tattoo artists from around the country.

"This is an amazing Mother's Day gift, because I'm around my people," Wulf said.