Tag: writer

March 29, 2017 – The Forgotten Lotus

Whenever people ask how many tattoos I have, or when think about the story of my journey, I often forget this tattoo. The lotus is my favorite flower. Not only does it have a deep rooted meaning behind it, but there is a sense of mysticism when it comes to this beautiful part of nature.…
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March 27, 2017 – The Imprint of My Beautiful Granddaughter

The birth of my granddaughter Ayla Elizabeth was truly one of the most life altering experiences. I watched her come into the world and I cut the cord that bound mother and daughter. I am honored that I was allowed that incredible gift. Ayla is my heart. She’s got her Omi wrapped around not only…
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March 26, 2017 – Expanding My Sleeves With Hieroglyphs

I felt the next logical step was to begin adding my children’s names into my Egyptian theme. My son’s name is on my left arm and my daughter’s name is on my right arm. I am particularly fond of these tats because Keller added a dimension that makes them appear to stand out and create…
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March 25, 2017 – The Feminine & The Poet

This tattoo is very special to me. I got this during my time in my MFA Program at the University of Tampa. My friend Susan and I were having a conversation about the feminine and the symbols for empowerment, when she pointed out the maze. I immediately fell in love with it. I went through…
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March 24, 2017 – More Duality and Self Love

This tattoo was originally a man and woman embracing. I asked Keller to change it to the image of two women embracing. My main reason for that had everything to do with a lifelong issue of not being able to embrace myself for who I am and not having a clear understanding of how to…
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March 23, 2017 – A Quill, An Inkwell, A Poet

This is by far one of my favorite tattoos. The tattoo is designed by Keller. I basically told him what I was looking for and BAM, there it is. This tattoo signifies the depth to which I embrace poetry and being a poet. I have always loved the idea of poets sitting in candlelight, a…
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March 21, 2017 – Winged Scarab – Power

When I was in the planning process of the half sleeves I wanted on my upper arms, it was important that everything I put into the overall concept flowed. I also wanted my tattoos to be original, fresh, and just a hair outside of the expected norm. That is how this winged scarab came to…
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March 20, 2017 – A Passion For Egyptian Mysteries

I truly fell in love with Egyptian culture and history at a young age. I wanted to believe I was as direct descendent of Nefertiti. I suppose that falls back on the feeling like an ugly duckling mindset. I read lots of books about Egypt and perused encyclopedias (yep I grew up with them way…
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March 19, 2017 – Virginia Woolf, A Quote, and Rebellion

Who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet’s heart when caught and tangled in a woman’s body. ~ Virginia Woolf~   There was quite a special reason behind getting this tattoo that differs just a bit from the others. By the time I had decided on this tattoo, I had made a firm…
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March 18, 2017 – Henry Rollins, “Eye Scream” and a New Tattoo

“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you.”  ~Henry Rollins~ A friend of mine turned me…
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