Fresh and new (and starting to itch), I got this in dedication of my grandma. Her name, Maria, is tattooed at the bottom. She’s always watched out for me and raised me, but she taught me it’s okay to be weird and different, no matter who says it’s not. I’ve loved owls since I was little and found out Athena, my favorite Greek Goddess, had an owl for a companion. Been collecting them ever since :)
My newest addition. 2.5 hours and painful as shit. Didn’t get to the coloring but I can do that later.
My back tattoos, though my pinup is slightly cut off. I love them though.
My very first tattoo was done when I was 16 by Thomas, a guy who ended up changing my life then and now. We were coworkers and he offered to do tattoos for me and a friend of mine. I was just so damn excited that I drew up the first thing I had in mind and showed up with a crappy sketch of a striped crescent moon. I was young, he was still learning, and well, it’s not that great looking but that doesn’t matter to me. It’s the memory behind it. I’m going to get more added to it, finally finish the piece, and have it cleaned up.
I’ve had two sessions on this thing, the first time and then the second time Thomas got bored, called me, and asked if I wanted it colored in so he’d have something to do. It’s a bit faded from age and some weight loss, but I love it, imperfections and all! And my dad still doesn’t even know about it :D
My “first” tattoo I got for my 18th birthday, according to my father and various family members. It’s actually my second, but he doesn’t know about the one on my side I got done by Thomas when I was 16 (It needs to be fixed and finished and is not that wonderful looking). I have always loved Alice in Wonderland and this idea of a twisted world and it serves as a huge inspiration to a lot of my ideas and art. It was very fitting.
My newest one. I got it to symbolize my new path in life. I may be lost, but I am free and that alone makes me happy. I won’t forget.