Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tattoo Tuesday V.4

Welcome to the fourth edition of Tattoo Tuesday, I hope all of you have enjoyed it so far. This week I'll just be sharing one wonderful lady, rather than two! I decided to bring it back to one person per week (like the first week with Elsie) for now, so the focus is just on one person's beautiful art. I hope that's okay with all of you! ;) I may change it up from time to time. Also, I'll be featuring my arm within the next couple of weeks since I've gotten so many questions about it!

So without further adieu, our lovely lady for this week's edition is the darling Vivianna! Don't forget you can click on any of the photos to view them in a larger size.

Name and blog name: Vivianna at blog.polkadotrobot.com

Tattoo/location: Pirate ship with pirate pin-up girl on right side rib panel; Anchor with banner, back upper left arm; Lettering, inside left upper arm

Artist/shop/location: Joe Frisco Tattoo (arm tattoos); Obie Speak Easy (pirate ship and pin-up girl)

1) Tell us about the tattoo you are sharing with us- is there a background story or special meaning? Why did you choose this particular piece of art?

I don't really have any story or meaning behind most my tattoos, but I do have this thing with traditional style and Sailor Jerry tattoos. I still have a lot of work to get done on my pirate ship and I hope to get it done soon. The only thing that keeps me from finishing my ship is...I still remember the pain.

"This Too Shall Pass" I deal with anxiety every day and this helps me remember that it will pass.

"Omphroy" is my family's name

2) Do you have any other tattoos? If so, what do you have and where?

I have 15 tattoos. I have a star with "Lulu" on my stomach, strawberries on my lower back, waves with dates 1935-1995 around my right ankle, Swallow inner left ankle and much more.

3) Do you plan on getting more?

I plan on getting a sleeve on my left arm and then we will see after that.

4) How do your family and friends feel about your tattoo(s)? Have you run into any adversity or negativity because of them?

Some of my family are fine with all my tattoos and some are not. In the past I got a lot of negativity from strangers about my tattoos and because of that I am really private and would get tattoos that I could cover or show whenever I wanted. The arm tattoos I got in the past few months are the only tattoos that show the most.

5) Any advice for those interested in getting tattooed but haven't gotten one yet?

Do your research on tattoo artists and shops. Know that any good tattoo artist might have a waiting list. You would rather wait than get a crappy tattoo. I know my tattoo guys are booked months out.


  1. I love Viv, and this is a great feature. I was curious about her tattoos!

  2. the pirate ship is amazing! ive been planning my side tattoo for almost three years now! the only thing that is stopping me is the PAIN. my last tattoo almost made me past out. oh well, i still want it! i love these tattoo posts!

  3. Yay! I love her. So glad to see her featured! Gorgeous tattoos, girl!!!

  4. gorgeous! i gotta tell you. i was working all day today and this was the first thing i wanted to make sure i made time to see when i got home! i am LOVING tattoo tuesday!

  5. i love vivs!!! her tattoos are so pretty & detailed. i need to stop being a baby & just get my tattoo already...

  6. wow, the ship is so gorgeous!

  7. How do you submit for this? I can't find the link to your email. I wanna do tattoo tuesdays! I got a ton!

  8. I love the pirate tattoo ^^ great post.

  9. Tattoo tuesday, super neat :)


  10. love this feature. I love love the Jerry Sailor style and love seeing cute girls w/them!

  11. I love this feature! her tattoo's look amazing :)

  12. Another great tattoo post!
    I love that ship tattoo--I wonder how long it took?

  13. I have a Sailor Jerry inspired tat on my back that is a cover up. A bluebird with roses and mini stars. Inside the roses is the initials of my daughters and husband. I have others, but that one is my favorite.

  14. Oh my gosh, yet another fabulous tattoo post.

    I love the details in those tattoos and these posts totally make me want another one!

  15. loving these posts! did you ever get my submission?

  16. I am so delighted to be part of "Tattoo Tuesday" Someone was wondering how long my ship took.

    The pin-up girl took 2hrs, the ship took another 2hrs and I have about 21/2hrs left on the ship.

  17. I love Sailor Jerry tattoos...this piece is beautiful! My next tattoo will be in the same place and I have been hesitating because I know its going to hurt! So me and Anna Joy in the same boat!

  18. Thanks for answering my question. Your ship tattoo is beautiful but I have no clue if I could sit for that long. The longest I sat for a tattoo is 1 hour. I guess if I took my ipod and zoned I could.

    Again thanks and I love your tattoo.