Local Las Vegas shooting survivor gets 'an outward reminder of inward pain'

A Las Vegas shooting survivor from Bakersfield, Calif.,  got a tattoo to memorialize the event and help in his healing process. (KBAK/KBFX photo). 

It's now been four months since the Las Vegas massacre.

One Bakersfield man survived the shooting and is memorializing the event with a tattoo as part of his healing process.

"I knew from the very beginning that I really wanted an outward expression of the inward scaring that we all went through," Bryan Oberg said.

Oberg said the tattoo is an "outward reminder of that inward pain," and is helping him move forward.

"I have the flag in there and he concept behind it being tattered and torn is the damage and the hurt that America feels from incidents like this," he said.

Oberg said the journey towards healing is difficult at times, but his family and friends are a big support.

He is also part of a Las Vegas support group with other local survivors.

"It's a nice support group to be together with people who basically call each other family because others are not going to understand what we went through," he said.

He said every journey will be different, but for him this tattoo is a step in the right direction.

"I just have to start living my life in the way I lived it and not let this act of terror take over me," Oberg said.

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