Many museum folks have a love for tattoos—their cultural significance, their artistic quality, their documentation of the natural world, and some, just for their own personal meaning. For years, we have talked about tattoos, the ones we want, the design, the stories behind them, and the artists who create them. So, lets post our tats and our stories!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
This tattoo was
designed/created by an artist in Albuquerque NM based on what I had sketched on
an airplane while traveling to visit my youngest son who is in the Air Force
and was being deployed to Iraq. The design incorporates my 4
children (the 4 hearts) held together by the vine (family love). The
yellow care symbol stands for the "bring my son home safely" and also
as a childhood cancer ribbon for my grandson who is in remission from
Rhabdomyosarcoma (diagnosed at age 9 and into remission at age 11 - he is now 2
years cancer free!). The flag care symbol stands for how proud I am of my Air
Force son and the love of our freedom that we enjoy because of the men and
women who serve.
As a side note my son was
with me to get the tattoo and his deployment only lasted 27 days due to pulling
back of the troops.
Store Manager Split
Want to share your own story and tattoo? Email Beth: beth (at) redmond-jones (dot) com
or Paul: info (at) orselli (dot) net.