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I got my first tattoo on my 18th birthday. Growing up I’ve always like tattoos as a form of permanent art on your body that tells a story and I was ready to start my story. I would have to say my favorite tattoo that I have is my tribal art with the words “Teufel Hunde” which means Devil Dog (Before all the Marines our there try and say I spelled it wrong “Hunde” is singular and “Hunden” is plural). This tattoo means a lot to me because of my time in the Marine Corps. To me it represents the all of the hard work and dedication not only I put into the Marines but also the sacrifices my family has made supporting me. I have plans to finish my left leg which is a military theme and start on my right leg which will be a law enforcement theme since that is my new career. I would like to sleeve out both of my arms with more tribal or maybe have it tell a still unknown life story. I believe society has started to come around and see tattoos socially acceptable in most professions. I would tell people who are not tattooed and/or think tattooing is for trouble makers, don’t be so quick to judge a book by its cover.2018.6.11 Tattoo Mini Gerhard Tauss_1aa copy2018.6.11 Tattoo Mini Gerhard Tauss_2aa copy2018.6.11 Tattoo Mini Gerhard Tauss_4aa copy

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This session was so much fun! Some of her thoughts: “I got my first tattoo at 18. It was a silly tear drop on my left thigh and everyone made fun of me, so I went bigger and more! “

“My favorite is the newest piece on my right forearm. The words were taken from a One Republic song and reminds me of my husband. He has always been my anchor and kept me grounded. The “Crash” tattoo is my special buddy dog. He was found in an ant pile on the side of the road when he was 5 weeks old. At 13, he passed away in 2016. Some dogs, well … he was my buddy dog. His ashes are tattooed in the ink. He’s always with me.

My next one will be a few tweaks and fixes to existing ones and then I will start the big one – full leg piece of an octopus. ”

“As far as anything else? You’re an open canvas – its YOUR story. Plan ahead because once its there … its there.

“No Regerts” ”

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I got to talk to this gorgeous momma for a while and I loved that every tattoo led to a story and another! It’s literally a roadmap of life. It is amazing!

 

Some of her words here:

“My most meaningful is a tie between my Phoenix and my Dire Wolf tattoos. My Phoenix was done two weeks after I had my first child. It has a Chinese symbol in the middle meaning love. To me, it stands for rebirth. I never thought I would have kids, in fact I didn’t like them. I went from hating children to being a mom and it completely changed my life. I was reborn a new person. My Dire Wolf was tattooed two weeks after having my last child. I got it for a mix of reasons. One- I love Game of Thrones, Two-It’s my husband’s favorite animal, so in a way it represents him, and three-the strength and determination it took to get me from child one to child four; I’m more like a momma wolf than a momma bear. “
 “I wish people would look at tattoos as a story. There’s reasons behind all of mine and they all mean something different. Whether I was going through hardships or joys. Also, being a mom with tattoos I get some dirty looks. It doesn’t make me a better or worse mom….just different. I love my children and do everything I can for them.”