Taken only seconds after it was finished. I told my parents I got it because of my anxiety and depression, but I mainly got it to cover up the scars from when I self-harms for nearly 5 years. I have been almost 5 years clean now and this baby will surely help me continue those years :)
Done by the fabulous Max and Old Line Tattoo, Hagerstown, MD

Taken only seconds after it was finished. I told my parents I got it because of my anxiety and depression, but I mainly got it to cover up the scars from when I self-harms for nearly 5 years. I have been almost 5 years clean now and this baby will surely help me continue those years :)

Done by the fabulous Max and Old Line Tattoo, Hagerstown, MD

Alejandro Ferrer Acosta, Barcelona.
Instagram @alejandroferreracosta

Alejandro Ferrer Acosta, Barcelona.

Instagram @alejandroferreracosta

Done by Nando Vivas at Nomads Tattoo, Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)
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Done by Nando Vivas at Nomads Tattoo, Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)

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done by Dan at Tried and True Tattoo in Atlanta, GA
couldn’t be happier with it.

done by Dan at Tried and True Tattoo in Atlanta, GA

couldn’t be happier with it.

Humboldt, CA by Dillion Pifferini

Humboldt, CA by Dillion Pifferini

Tattoo by Tyago Compiani - Cwb - Brasil - El Cuervo Ink

Tattoo by Tyago Compiani - Cwb - Brasil - El Cuervo Ink

Drawn and tattooed by Adam Potts at Tattoo Salvation, Louisville KY 

Drawn and tattooed by Adam Potts at Tattoo Salvation, Louisville KY 

Artist: Donnie Kizzee
Location: Southside Tattoo, Austin, Tx.

Artist: Donnie Kizzee

Location: Southside Tattoo, Austin, Tx.

Done by Mel Judkins at Black Squirrel in Omaha, NE
Scar cover up

Done by Mel Judkins at Black Squirrel in Omaha, NE

Scar cover up










Yesterday, was bitter sweet. I got to finally pick up the book I was in over two years ago. I had totally forgotten the image until I flipped open the book and my eyes drew upon this image. Here I am, modeling a portrait of my grandmother. At that age, I thought it was okay that your family could tell you what to be and who to be. They told me who I could be friends with, not to express myself with makeup, piercings or tattoos. My biggest bully of my whole life was tied between my father and my grandmother. I look down at the image now, the artist in me was suppressed, you can see it in my eyes. An artist who wanted to stand up and be different. And, I did. I always felt like the ugly duckling… different, but call it the artist’s curse. It is a curse that changed that young girl into the artist I am today. (Tattoos by Joshua Carlton.)
Yesterday, was bitter sweet. I got to finally pick up the book I was in over two years ago. I had totally forgotten the image until I flipped open the book and my eyes drew upon this image. Here I am, modeling a portrait of my grandmother. At that age, I thought it was okay that your family could tell you what to be and who to be. They told me who I could be friends with, not to express myself with makeup, piercings or tattoos. My biggest bully of my whole life was tied between my father and my grandmother. I look down at the image now, the artist in me was suppressed, you can see it in my eyes. An artist who wanted to stand up and be different. And, I did. I always felt like the ugly duckling… different, but call it the artist’s curse. It is a curse that changed that young girl into the artist I am today. 

(Tattoos by Joshua Carlton.)