22 January 2012

I has Ink- the Lena version


 
Name: 
Lena

But you can call me:
Lena... haha, I wish I had a cool nickname, but I don't!

Occupation:
Junior Underwriter /Prevention Assistant at a local insurance company {boring!}

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Age you got your first tattoo:
I think I was 19 or so... it was a small tribal on my lower back.

How many of them you got?
5

The thought that went behind it/them(tell us a little about your rad ink):
The first few I got were just "tattoos are cool and I'm going to get one" type of tattoos... I don't necessarily "regret" any of them, but they are very common, little designs that don't really "mean" anything.  So, ideally, I want to cover those up with something more meaningful and more my style.



Got a matching star tattoo with my BFF when we were 20ish


This one was much cuter in my pre-baby days!
 
Got a favourite?:
My biggest one means the most to me.  I love the look of old school
tattoos, and wanted to incorporate my kids names into a simple design. 
This is what we came up with, and my artist executed it perfectly.  Just
what I wanted!



 

Reaction of your friends/family:
My husband is covered in tattoos, so he was especially happy with my last one.  My family doesn't LOVE them... but they accept me and know that it's something I love.

Have you ever run into any sort of negativity because of your tattoo:(work,etc):
Not yet!  I was already established in my position at work when I got the big one on my leg... I thought the boss may say something... but he hasn't.  lol
And I just pierced my nose too and he hasn't said anything about that either.  
Actually, neither has really been acknowledged my boss... but my co-workers think it's very "me."

Your artist,and a little about him/her:

My last, and favorite tattoo was done by Tiff, at Planet Ink

She's super cool, very talented and has done a bunch of hubby's tattoos too!





Plan on getting any in the future?Tell us a little about them!:

Ooh, yes! I'd love a half sleeve, and more work done on my leg.  I prefer the look of old school tattoos, so the hubby & I might get matching black & grey roses (and my 'matching' I really mean, similar styles done at the same time... lol)



What advice do you have for people procrastinating about getting one:

Really think about what you want... chances are if you've been thinking about it for a long time, you won't regret.  Make sure your tattoo represents 'you'

Your thoughts on tattooing as a trend and/or as an extension/expression of your personality
For sure I believe that a tattoo is a piece of art.  I think it's a beautiful way to express yourself... 
A lot of people say that in 20 years I'll regret them because it'll be weird for an older person to have tattoos... BUT since tattooing is a hip trend right now, I'm sure to NOT be the only old person with tattoos... it'll probably be more uncommon to not have any!  haha!







5 comments:

  1. I love tattoos! So cool to see lenas, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Awesome interview... I've been curious about Lena's for some time. There doesn't seem to be many LADY bloggers with visible ink!

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  3. Sweta, the more I saw tattoos, the more I'm convinced they are a wonderful expression of art! :)

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  4. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed reading this post!! def gotta love tats! cant wait until i finally get one!

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  5. Great blog structure.

    I would love to follow your beautiful blog! <3 maybe we can follow each other?



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