Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tattoo Tuesday V.9

This week I am super stoked to feature Ms. Cassandra Jackson! She is one of the raddest ladies I know, and also one of the prettiest girls in the entire world...so it's my pleasure to show her off on my blog. I've known her for awhile, and met her through my friend Elisa when she lived in Phoenix. Random fact: she baked the (delicious and amazing) vegan cupcakes Hank and I had at our wedding. :) She has awesome, awesome artwork and I'm excited to share it with all of you!

Name and blog name: cas = xcasxonex.blogspot.com

Tattoo/location: hourglass on left thigh.

Artist/shop/location: seth wood. he travels. but homebase is brooklyn.

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?

there is no background story or special (non obvious) meaning to any of my tattoos really. this one has morrissey lyrics from 'everyday is like sunday' and an hourglass because well, time is ticking till the end comes.

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

i have a few. my back is in progress with seth wood and has been for about 4 years. it's a bad brains themed monstrosity and says "i and i survive" across the top banner.

my forearms have matching coverups done by aaron coleman. and a little additional tag for the key. extra credit to anyone who knows the reference on it.

my chest was done by seth wood also. i guess the bleeding heart has meaning because i'm vegan and super liberal. i am very compassionate. angels because my mom loves angels and she is always looking out for me.

ummm and last here's me with this straight edge tattoo and a piece of veggie sushi.

3) Do you plan on getting more?

i'd like to get my feet tattooed and get my back finished. there are more tattoos that i'd like to have, but i don't know if i want to be any more heavily tattooed than i already am. we'll see. i want to get my stomach tattooed someday i guess and eventually rib panels. and there are definitely tattooers i want to get work done by soooo... ok yeah, i'll get more :)

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

my family is accepting. they love me for who i am so the tattoos while annoying at times are accepted as a part of me. i think mostly they just worry that being heavily tattooed will hold me back in life. it's a valid concern because the fact of the matter is, it will in a lot of respects. i didn't start getting my arms tattooed until i was sure i never wanted a "real" job again. i now regret it a little bit but what's done is done so there's no point in looking back.

most of my friends have tattoos i guess. i don't know how that happened though; do we all just gravitate towards each other so we're not the only tattooed weirdos at the beach? haha. it's nice that way.

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

make sure you want to be tattooed for the rest of your life. its sort of like picking out a sweater you like one day and being stuck wearing it for the rest of your days. people WILL talk to you about your tattoos. and think they can touch you and grope you and judge you openly. it is awful some days. just know that having tattoos makes you a target in a lot of negative ways so plan accordingly and have thick skin.

also pick good tattooers. don't get tattooed by someone because they are working that day or because you don't want to wait. there are a handful of amazing tattoo artists out there and the rest are fucking crap. wait for the amazing ones and let them do their own work on you. don't go to someone with a picture of exactly what you want or a tattoo you want copied. go with an idea and trust that who you chose is talented enough to make it beautiful.

i guess the best way to find a good tattoo artist is find out who other tattooers you respect are wanting to get tattooed by. that's how you know they are good.


  1. hey cas, come out here and let's go to the beach again!! haha :)

  2. er alicia keys? do i get a prize lol. lovely tattoos. i heart tattoo tuesday

  3. I love the hourglass tattoo concept! And the fact you post tattoo tuesdays as well!


  4. Yeah for Tattoo Tuesday...

    LOvE all of Cassandras tats, the swallows on your forearms are fantastic, I have a swallow on my back with my 4 childrens initials..

    Have a great week,

    Cherie xx

  5. seth wood is amaaazeballs!, i want to get some stuff from him soon!

  6. What a neat idea! Your tattoos are awesome. I really like your blog!

  7. another super cute RADICAL tattooed girlie.
    I am dying to get a folk art bird with branches on my arm, if you see any...let me know.
    safe travels doll
    p.s. just made some necklaces that you would rock quite well.

  8. LOVE Tattoo Tuesdays! They are becoming one of my favorite days of the week :). I think Cassandra's tattoo were exquisite (some of the best I've seen)!

    You are awesome! Keep up the good work.


    PS-Hey, do you think you would ever do a T.T post about yourself?

  9. I love the matching forearm tattoos. They are really beautifully done. I would love to know what the tag on the key means!
    Clare x

  10. This was a great interview. Her tattoos are absolutely amazing. I also really appreciated her advice for those who want to get tattoos. It frustrates me when people get tattoos that have no significance to them and then they complain about being stuck with it forever. Sigh. Also, tattoos are really an art form, so I agree finding the best tattoo artist, no matter how long the wait, is definitely a wise decision! :)

  11. I love your blog, super cute! FOLLOWING! :)

  12. I love lyrics tattoos. "Come, armageddon, come," is really beautiful, depending on how you look at it.

  13. just found your blog and I love it!! love the tattoo ones too - great inspiration as I'm planning to get my very first one soon!

  14. yay! this was great fun to read and very informative too. i am seriously considering getting a tattoo and this was great insight.

  15. Gorgeous.
    Just found your blog and I'm in love with it already.


  16. thanks for all the nice comments and thanks to danielle for featuring my siq tattiez!

    the tag on the key is in reference to an unbroken song. 'my heart is closed, no one has the key'