Els Sirejacob (BE), teacher / cook, Ghent

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“I was eighteen years old, and had a tribal tattooed on my lower back. After a certain time I didn ‘t like it anymore, but I didn’t want to have it removed, because it’s part of my past. So I had it changed into the roots of a tree. Tattoo-artist Ienjas from Gent created this amazing tree. I have some jigsawpuzzles too, and my husband too.

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“My children are teenagers, they are not really fan of my tattoos.”

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“I’d like to have some fruits and vegetables on my body. Next is a pineapple and maybe an artichoke too? An eggplant? Food is very important for me. I teach cooking. And I have my own catering company, Elisa kookt. Lately I also specialise in selling granola: I have three varieties: gluten free, with chocolate or with quinoa. Delicious and healthy.”

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