Meet Logan Cassady and his Purdue train tattoo
Name: Logan Cassady
Graduation year: 2019
Major/area of study: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Current career: Sales engineer for Ryan Fireprotection
As the only person in his family with a tattoo, this Boilermaker knew he wanted a Purdue train tattoo to commemorate his time on campus.
1. Tell us about your Purdue tattoo.
My Purdue-themed tattoo is on my upper left shoulder. The tattoo I got is of the Boilermaker Special train with PURDUE spelled out in the cowcatcher. It was a similar idea to the iconic Purdue train logo.
2. When did you get it?
January of 2022 — and it is my first and only tattoo that I have!
3. Why a Purdue tattoo?
Growing up in Lafayette, I was a huge fan of Purdue. I knew Purdue was the only university I wanted to attend, and I eventually became a Purdue alumnus in 2019.
My time at Purdue was amazing! I met my now fiancé and made many friends that will last a lifetime, along with getting my degree in mechanical engineering technology, which has led to an incredible start of my professional career.
I have always been a huge fan of Purdue basketball and football. Getting this tattoo, for me, was my way of showing my love for Purdue, and my time there will now always be a permanent part of me.
4. What is the meaning/significance of your Purdue tattoo?
The tattoo I got is a realistic version of the Purdue train logo. I love the look of the train logo, but I knew I wanted something much more detailed on my arm. The final design was based heavily on that logo, plus the addition of mountains in the background.
I put a lot of time and thought into getting this tattoo, as it was my first one, and I’m the first person in my family to get a tattoo. Once I got the design idea in my head, I knew it was something I had to do. After spending months on the waiting list for my preferred artist, I was able to knock it out in one session. We debated breaking it up into multiple days, but I powered through, and it looks amazing!