Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tattoo Tuesday V.56

Name and blog name: Dena  at wearethefishers.blogspot.com


Stay at home mom and I have a lovely lil' vintage shop on etsy, www.blueboyvintage.etsy.com. My husband and I have dreams of owning our own vintage shop someday. Right now though we feel like hoarders. ha! 

editor's note: Since she sent this to me, Dena and her hubby opened up a mid-century booth at the Redlands Galleria, and you can check out her blog above for more info, or click here to see photos!
Age of first tattoo: I was 18 and my best friend and I went to a tattoo shop in a bad part of town, and I randomly picked some "beauty" off the wall. It'll be covered soon, thankfully. Luckily it's really small, it could have been so much worse. 

Favorite tattoo:
The portrait of my Grandma

Featured tattoo/location: My left lower arm. 

Artist/shop/location of feature tattoo:  It was done by Aaron Funk at Tattoo Revelation in Redlands, CA. 

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

Getting my grandma tattooed on me just felt right. She is such a gift in my life and man, was she a babe in her heyday, so when I ran across this picture I knew it was the "one." She thinks it pretty funny that I have her face tattooed on me. 

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

My right arm is sleeved and is a work in progress: tikis, tiki torches, a pin up girl, a few palm trees, a volcano, a waterfall, and flowers. My back has flowers, birds and a dragonfly. My ring finger is tattooed with my husband's name. And I have an anchor on my left wrist.
3) Do you plan on getting more? 

I'd love too. I'm working on finishing my sleeve and I'd love to have my left arm fully covered eventually. I have so many ideas, but the older I get the harder it is for me to sit through the tattoo. I really am the worst when it comes to getting tattooed. I love them, but I hate getting them.

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?

At first I don't think my family really liked the idea that I was tattooed, but now I don't even think they notice them anymore. They end up becoming a part of who you are. 

It helps that my husband is heavily tattooed and pretty much all my friends are too, so I don't really ever experience anything negative in regards to being tattooed. But I mean there are those times when a couple seniors look at you like a carnie, but I just laugh.

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

My advice would be to find a great artist and pick something you know you'll love. Forget about what other people think about them, they are for you. And when it comes to tattoos, you really do get what you pay for! 


  1. love being the first comment of the day! love her blog and her shop is pretty fabulous!

  2. what a babe! what a gorgeous couple! and wow wow WOW what beautiful tattoos! that portrait is incredible and i adore the bright, bold designs in her sleeve. fantastic post, thanks! :)

  3. i like her sleeve, the idea is different and you dont see that theme often. that portrait is REALLY good too, ive seen some wonky bad ones and it looks awesome.

  4. love your tats & youyr style! *following* now! just started a blog would be great if you could follow bk @carolinedowhatyouwant.blogspot.com


  5. Aw, Dena is so cute, and I love her hair. Great art she has, too!

  6. yeah..another tattoo tuesday!

    love the sleeve..looks awesome :-)

  7. That first tattoo was beautiful! And I just read your 30 things-list and I really really want to see those Santa-photos, ha ha! :)

  8. dena is so lovely, i'm so glad you featured her! wonderful post <3

  9. she is precious!!! love that portrait of her grandmother. i recently had my grandfather's pocket watch tattooed on my right upper arm/shoulder and love the sentiment.

  10. Thanks for sharing! I'm folowing her blog now. She seems so sweet! :D

  11. i agree with the comments, she is a beauty and you can tell that she smiles from within!

  12. Just been clicking around and was really glad to find your blog, it's lovely. Her tattoos are beautiful; even though it's probably the most subtle I love the tattoo of her husband's name on her ring finger, that's so romantic, I love it. The portrait of her Grandma is amazing.

  13. i love the portrait of her grandmother. portrait tattoos are so special. she also has really pretty red hair :)

  14. I am new to your blog & I'm loving these tattoo posts. :] I have lots of tattoos and I get super annoyed when people (in real life) ask me what they are or what they mean, so I kinda feel like a creeper looking at all of these! haha