22 January 2012

I has Ink- the Lena version


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

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?

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!


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

  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!

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

  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!


  5. Great blog structure.

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








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