Dropping out of school, struggling with addiction, and experiencing homelessnessthat was Daryl Bidner's story. That is, until he got his first tattoo. I came home and didn't use that night, Daryl smiles. I felt great. Forty tattoos later, he stopped altogether. But rather than become a tattoo artist, Daryl trained as a barber, opening his one-chair Little Barbershop of Horrors in Victoria, B.C. He has been drug-free for more than five year."I'm trying to keep growing,"he says. "Trying to be the best person I can be." That includes supporting local bands by playing their records in his shop, to offering free haircuts every month to people from a nearby homeless shelter. Becoming a barber changed my life completely, Daryl smiles. "It's the best thing I've ever done."

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