I am a professional tattoo artist, and I have been tattooing for over 19 years. Tattooing is my life. I started when I was just 14 years old, and art has always fascinated me. The way that it looks so beautiful on the skin, especially living skin with its ever-changing colors, shapes, curves, and textures, never ceases to amaze me. It’s an honor to be able to do what I love all day long!
I don’t think anyone would disagree that tattoos are here to stay! They’ve become part of our culture now. You see them everywhere you go. Tattoos are more popular than they’ve ever been before because people finally realize how expressive they can be and how much fun they can be to get. I’ve even seen tattoos on the news lately as people do wild and crazy things with them, such as getting pictures of their pets or cartoon characters or weird shapes and symbols all over their bodies. And other people are getting big color tattoos, very large images that almost take up an entire arm or leg, back, chest, etc. The artists doing these tattoos often use a lot of detail and shading to make the tattoo look like a real work of art; they’re beautiful! However, there’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple either. Very small black ink works excellent if you’re looking for something more subtle.
Since tattooing is so popular now, it’s no wonder that people are always asking me what the meanings of tattoos are. It never fails. At least once a week, someone will come into my shop and ask me if I could translate their tattoo for them. Or they’ll want to know the meaning of their husband or wife’s tattoo. And it seems like each time I hear another person tell me that story about how they got the tattoos on their body, I just get more inspired to create new art because through all of these stories, over and over again, one thing becomes very clear.
They can show where you’ve been, who you’ve met along the way, what you believe in, what you’ve loved through the years, who you are today, and even who you were yesterday. And because of this, I have decided to dedicate my life to creating art on the skin so that others can tell stories too.
So if anyone has any ideas for short tattoo stories that they’d like me to write, then please leave a comment below. The only thing that I will say is that all story suggestions must have a beginning, middle, and end, just like every good story should. Also, it should be written in the form of a description or an outline of an event or situation. For example: “There was once a girl…” or “One day there was this person…”, kind of thing.
I will choose the best ideas and write them into short stories. Then I will post them on my blog with illustrations done by me in black ink so that everyone can see how cool they look on the skin!
Please contact me via email: [email protected] if there are any questions.
Thanks so much,