Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tattoo Tuesday V.58


Name: Alexandra (editor's note: the blog link given to me by Alexandra isn't working, but I'll be sure to update this when I get a working link so you all can check out her blog)

Age: 20

Occupation: Baker at Whole Foods and freelance makeup artist

Age of first tattoo: 18

Favorite tattoo:
Matroyshka doll tattoo on right inner forearm




Featured tattoo/location: Traditional gypsy piece on chest.

Artist/shop/location of feature tattoo: Ezra Haidet, Triple Crown Tattoo, Austin, Tx


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

I chose a traditional gypsy for my chest piece because I am Eastern European, Romanian to be exact. My dad's grandparents hail from there, and my gypsy's scarf is the colors of the Romanian flag. I've grown up loving the culture and the country and eating the food. Gypsy's are one of the first things I think about when I think Romania, they are very common throughout the country.


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

I have 2 almost complete sleeves, my right sleeve is composed of traditional pieces including an owl, peacock, ballerina, bow, locket, and an apple on my hand. My left sleeve is an ocean themed traditional sleeve with a mermaid, starfish, seahorse, and waves. I've also got Gizmo from Gremlins on that sleeve. My feet are poorly done and getting covered in the future, and I have roses on the right of my neck.


3) Do you plan on getting more? 

Most definitely! Once I finish getting my left sleeve colored in next month, I'm starting work on my legs and thighs and getting the left side of my neck and throat done.



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 mom paid for my first tattoo for my 18th birthday. She doesn't mind them so long as I don't waste all of my money on them all the time. My dad is old fashioned and though he knows I have tattoos, has never spoken to me about them. Almost all of my friends have tattoos, and the only negativity I get from being visibly tattooed is from people at work who will rarely make complaints. I have a boyfriend of 2 years who is more covered than I am. When we first started dating, all he had was a right sleeve and the left of his neck done but now he has both sleeves and hands, throat and neck, and both lower legs covered. Its bonding for us!


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

The thing I tell every person who comes to me and says they want to get tattooed but hasn't, is do your research and pick something you'll want forever! There are plenty of good shops out there, some you need to dig around to find. You don't always need to go to the most popular, expensive shop to get a quality tattoo also. There are plenty of high quality AMAZING artists who aren't at an LA Ink type studio, who will do gorgeous work and not rip you off.

29 comments:

  1. She is gorgeous, and so are her tattoos! It's so nice to see another well done hand tattoo as well :)

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  2. so pretty. i love the gizmo!

    i show my daughter your tattoo tuesday every week, as she has loads of tattoos and has to put up with a lot of negativity (still not very main stream here in sa). it always inspires her to hold her head up high! thankyou x

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  3. Wow, this girl is beautiful! It's interesting to see how families of different cultures react to tattoos.

    And btw, these posts are very inspiring for me. I still haven't taken the plunge to get a tattoo yet because I'm mostly afraid of how my parents will react. But these posts are building my courage!

    www.mintypeaches.blogspot.com

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  4. she is stunning! and great work. I love her peacock. and gizmo of course!

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  5. holy shit, the roma tat is aaaaammmmmaaaaaziiiiing. love this feature for your blog. totally not something i've seen in other blogs. look forward to future tattoo tuesdays!

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  6. such a pretty lady with gorgeous tattoo's.
    I love tattoo tuesdays :)

    Zoe

    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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  7. shes super tattooed for 20! i love her tattoos and her style though.

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  8. Wow! She is so pretty!
    Her gypsy woman is absolutely perfect!
    I was a bit apprehensive about chest pieces, but you guys made me forget about it all, and now I'm excited to go back planning mine.

    ;)
    Duda

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  9. She is gorgeous! Love, love, love her style! Gizmo is my hero!

    thatgirlintattoos.blogspot.com

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  10. oohhh i LOVE the gypsy piece and what it means to her. lovely girl!

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  11. Wonderful post!
    And.... GIZMO tattoo! that's grand!

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  12. Definitely digging the color on this girl!! And yes, I totally agree that amazing tattoos don't necessarily come from the hippest shop in town (but that's okay because the hippest shops have some of the douchiest artists sometimes)!

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  13. wow. the chest piece and the peacock are my favorites, but they're all so gorgeously done. thanks for sharing!
    ~Andrea

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  14. i've been tattooed by ezra a lot when he lived here (before moving to tx), he's a good friend of mine :)

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  15. She is absolutely stunning as is her body art -- I do have to say I like the featured gypsy piece and the peacock the best!

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  16. I like the way the gizmo was done, it's kinda traditional-y. I've never seen that before!

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  17. Love her! she is amazingly BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL!

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  18. I love her tats! Even though they are all so different, she has a good style theme and they look great together.

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  19. Tattoo Tuesday is my favorite! She's beautiful and I love her Gizmo!

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  20. She is so beautiful as is her tattoos! Love 'em. ♥

    xo.

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  21. Wow! Absolutely fantastic. I love the peacock on her on arm!

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  22. so pretty! i love matryoshka dolls!

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  23. I absolutely LOVE your tattoo tuesdays!!!

    (also, my captcha said "bootyper" hehe gave me a giggle...)

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  24. She is so lovely! What a great choice for your feature.

    PS Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Sophia Bush? :D

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  25. In regards to the last comment, I think it's funny the only people who say anything negative about me do it anonymous, but you would never come up to me.
    I don't socialize much because I work a lot at my job, and early afternoon until late at night. Not much time, and my boyfriend works 6 days a week. He goes out, he hangs out with people from work who don't have a single tattoo. My best friend has a word on her wrist, thats it. If you weren't paying attention to my pictures, I have a lot of tattoos and they aren't all my throat/hands/face. I have 2 sleeves, my chest, my feet, and some stuff on my legs thats not featured and I go out wearing a hoodie, coat, scarf, and gloves because you know what, we live in seattle and its fucking cold. Im not one to wear a tank top in 30 degree weather for the sake of showing off my tattoos.

    Honey you're jealous. You can't even tell me who you are because you're probably someone I don't care for to begin with. Sorry.

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