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Opal, Est. 1981. “I have always loved tattoos, in fact I designed my first tattoo at 5 yrs old. I don’t think it was ever used by anyone. I got my first piece at 17, and the artist tried to talk me out of it saying it was too large for my first time. Now I have 9 pieces finished and ideas for lots more. Each one of my tattoos has a special meaning to me, a story to tell. My body is my temple and this is how I choose to decorate it. I became a tattoo artist in 2009. I started tattooing because I love art and also I think most tattoo artists charge way too much.
1st tattoo- right ankle vines and butterfly. the vine signifies the trappings of youth, and the butterfly is me starting to fly on my own.
2nd piece- right shoulder lettering O.N.E my initials and I’m the first born. Double meaning there, double cool.
4th- Lower Back. Schmetterling means butterfly in German. it is done in my mom’s hand writing
5th- left ankle. Audrey 2 (little shop of horror) this is the also important sister tat with my little sister
6,7,8 were all done at the same time upper back and neck A bouquet of flowers with a lady bug, also a dragon fly on one side of my neck and a butterfly on the opposite side underneath the flowers is a banner with my husband and children (and mine) last name. For the love of my family that is always growing
9 left wrist Ambigram faith and hope because you need a lot of both in life this is also my first tattoo from myself on myself.