Heroes: Behind the Tattoos

'Together, Rebuilding Lives’ features Heroes whose tattoos tell stories that are deeper than the ink.

My tattoo is a reminder that when you go through the toughest times in life you can choose to continue or stop. I think you always have to choose to never give up and never give in.” Anna

"My tattoo honours my friends who paid the ultimate sacrifice. It’s also a reminder of how lucky I was to survive. I only have one life and I want to live it to the full – for myself and for my friends who gave their lives.” Andy

Click on the images below to read their stories of bravery, sacrifice, honour and hope. 

Andy Grant

Seizing the Day – Andy’s Story

Anna McCulloch

Love and Commitment – Anna’s Story

Dean Middleton

Proud to be a Paratrooper – Dean’s Story

Duncan Green

A New Lease of Life – Duncan’s Story

Jason Burns

The Power of Love and Family – Jason’s Story

Lee James

Fighting for a Brighter Future - Lee’s Story