I’ve been collecting tattoo art from Ricardo Compeàn at Tatu Tattoo in Chicago for the past 5 years— super nice guy and a truly talented artist.  He has done all of the work on both of my forearms; most recently he did the bee and honeycomb (just 1 day old in this pic!).  What Ricardo comes up with is always so much more than what I had imagined.  I am always so impressed.  For the honeycomb, I helped pick out a basic color palette and brought a small example of what I had in mind but he really improvised all the color combos and placement as he went along.  It was so fun to watch it develop as he filled it in!  I love his work and attention to detail.  I am proud to wear his art everywhere I go :)  You can see more of Ricardo’s work at http://www.13por13.com/ricardo

I’ve been collecting tattoo art from Ricardo Compeàn at Tatu Tattoo in Chicago for the past 5 years— super nice guy and a truly talented artist.  He has done all of the work on both of my forearms; most recently he did the bee and honeycomb (just 1 day old in this pic!).  What Ricardo comes up with is always so much more than what I had imagined.  I am always so impressed.  For the honeycomb, I helped pick out a basic color palette and brought a small example of what I had in mind but he really improvised all the color combos and placement as he went along.  It was so fun to watch it develop as he filled it in!  I love his work and attention to detail.  I am proud to wear his art everywhere I go :)  You can see more of Ricardo’s work at http://www.13por13.com/ricardo


This is my fourth and largest tattoo. I’ve never been the religious type, but then one day I was super lonely and in a pretty low place. A friend of mine suggested I pick up the bible and read something, just some story I might know.
The only one I knew was the story of David and Goliath and it just hit me on a whole new level and really began my journey back in to Christianity. It’s been a huge step forward for me and means the world to me.

This is my fourth and largest tattoo. I’ve never been the religious type, but then one day I was super lonely and in a pretty low place. A friend of mine suggested I pick up the bible and read something, just some story I might know.

The only one I knew was the story of David and Goliath and it just hit me on a whole new level and really began my journey back in to Christianity. It’s been a huge step forward for me and means the world to me.

I got this tattoo yesterday in honor of Lucille Ball and her 100th birthday. It was done by Jake Betts from Phoenix Tattoo Company in AZ.

I got this tattoo yesterday in honor of Lucille Ball and her 100th birthday. It was done by Jake Betts from Phoenix Tattoo Company in AZ.

My latest tattoo from Memorial Tattoo in East Atlanta.
When asked why I chose “Nonsense” I said “Because I felt like HORSES**T was a little too vulgar!”

My latest tattoo from Memorial Tattoo in East Atlanta.

When asked why I chose “Nonsense” I said “Because I felt like HORSES**T was a little too vulgar!”

johnny depp portrait, done by Hal Sawyer at Relentless Ink.my tumblr: simplymeanttobe-.tumblr.com 

johnny depp portrait, done by Hal Sawyer at Relentless Ink.
my tumblr: simplymeanttobe-.tumblr.com 

My Grateful Dead Om tattoo that I got at Electric Chair Tattoo in Fullerton, the guys there are amazing.

My Grateful Dead Om tattoo that I got at Electric Chair Tattoo in Fullerton, the guys there are amazing.

my third tattoo. its the cover of Mayday Parade’s A Lesson In Romantics. MP mean so much to me. their lyrics saved my life <3

my third tattoo. its the cover of Mayday Parade’s A Lesson In Romantics. MP mean so much to me. their lyrics saved my life <3

Vampire Bat Tattoo by Scotty Munster @ Olde Town Tattoo (St. Cloud, MN)

Vampire Bat Tattoo by Scotty Munster @ Olde Town Tattoo (St. Cloud, MN)

Shark Week 2011 tattoo dont by Nicole @ Dynasty Tattoo in Newfield,NJ

Shark Week 2011 tattoo dont by Nicole @ Dynasty Tattoo in Newfield,NJ