“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.“
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” ”
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: