Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tattoo Tuesday V.44

Name and blog name: Megan Fay http://ineversaidiwasdeep.tumblr.com/ It's not much of a blog, but feel free to follow!

Age: 19

Occupation: Unemployed

Age of first tattoo: 19

Favorite tattoo: I really can't choose! I love them both!

Featured tattoo/location: My Fred Perry laurel wreath on my upper left arm

Artist/shop/location of feature tattoo: Michael Larson at Painted Temple in Provo, Utah

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

Fred Perry is a British clothing brand that has been around for five decades and is very popular among mods and skinheads. I got their laurel wreath just three months ago and it's very special to me because it represents my love and loyalty for the mod culture and lifestyle. The laurel is associated with integrity, heritage, and authenticity which are all wonderful and important values to uphold.

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

I have one other tattoo- the words "Let There be Love" on the side of my foot. I just barely got it done and I absolutely love it. It's the title of one of my favorite Oasis songs and it's such a sweet sentiment. This one was also made by Michael Larson at Painted Temple in Provo.

3) Do you plan on getting more?

Definitely! I have quite a few ideas up my sleeve at the moment. Right now I'm planning a really beautiful 1920s art deco piece that I'm very excited about. I don't plan on being completely covered, but then again I'm only 19 so who knows! Never say never!

4) How do your family and friends feel about your tattoo(s)? Have you run into any adversity or negativity because of them? Do you have a significant other? Does he/she have tattoos?

My family is very supportive of my decision to get tattoos. My parents both have a handful each and my dad recently got a couple of unbelievable portraits done- one of the Modfather, Paul Weller and one of Buster Keaton! And my friends all either have tattoos or are planning on getting tattoos so I've never felt any negativity from them. I'm very lucky to be surrounded by family and friends who all love and appreciate tattoos as much as I do.

I'm originally from California but currently live in Utah, which is a very conservative place, so I have definitely felt negativity from people. I get an awful lot of rude stares and all for one little tattoo! Just imagine if I had more tattoos, goodness! It's almost as if people think that having tattoos makes you a bad person and that is just not the case at all. Unfortunately there will always be sheltered people out there that don't appreciate your uniqueness, but you just can't let it get to you. They're never worth the trouble!

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

If you love it, get it! Definitely spend some time thinking about it and make sure it's something you're absolutely in love with. Never settle on an artist or artwork. Be sure to get the tattoo YOU want. Don't be shy to ask questions about style or placement and look through lots of portfolios. And for those people who ask, "Won't you regret that later?" Everyone changes down the road, but as long as you're 100% sure about them, you can look back on them as beautiful memories that will always be a part of you!


  1. ooh! i love her wreath and she is wayyyy too cute! i used to think you had to pick your tattoo as something you could stand until you were in your 80's or 90's, but i love her statement that she picked it because of her dedication to mod culture...it can also be representative of who you were at a certain point..lovely.

  2. She's just gorgeous.

  3. I love the quote on her foot! The lettering is so pretty :) Not to mention she's gorgeous! I can understand the stares in Utah... I used to go to a conservative church (thats popular in Utah) and you do indeed get a few looks. All you have to remember is that you are you, and you can't let anyone make you feel bad or uncomfortable about it. :)

  4. Now I want to see that art deco piece she's planning on! Great post. She's gorgeous. Ah, to be young again. ; )


    All this is Grace and Charm

  5. I lived in utah nearly my whole life (now I live in san diego) and there are a BUNCH of modified individuals. People would be/are surprised just how many tattooed/pierced people there are.

    Also, I personally get more stares and questions living in southern california--isnt that funny?

  6. i have a laurel leaf too! so cute!

  7. how gorgeous is Megan Fay! Thanks for the introduction Danielle, you always have the BEST tattoo features.

    i adore your blog SO much! xo

  8. Thank you so much for featuring me, Danielle! You are so sweet! xoxo Megan

  9. oh my goodness, i love her style!!

  10. My husband* loves Fred Perry and wants to do a laurel wreath around his elbow... not a very popular brand in Denver, but it represents mod and British to a T! She is very cute too!

    *My husband is neither mod nor British, just a Fred Perry Fan. :)