Hello bloggers! It’s the Friday..Yay! What does everyone have planned this weekend?
Hey Sarah 👋 Thanks for being here! Should I call you Sarah? Or do your friends call you something else?
My friends call me Sare or Saz.
Okay. I like Sare! So Sare..you mentioned you worked in the gaming industry. How cool is that?! I love video games (particularly Super Mario & Pokemon), eventhough I suck. Is your office/employer okay with you sporting your tattoos & piercings openly?
Yay! Thank you! They allow visible tattoos and piercings which is nice. I wouldn’t know what I would do if they wouldn’t!
How many tattoos do you currently have & where are they located?
I have seven tattoos, two on my left arm, two on the bottom of my shins, one on each calf and one on my thigh!
Are they all by the same artist?
Nope. Three different artists at the same tattoo parlour!
How old were you when you got your first tattoo? What did you get & What made you do it?
I was 21 when I got my first tattoo. I got a desert setting with four elephants walking across the sand..I knew I always wanted tattoos and the four elephants represent me, my mum, dad and brother. I chose elephants because they are an animal that represents dementia as they always remember. My grandma was diagnosed with alzheimer’s, therefore I wanted something to link to her and how my family will never forget her or one another.
Wow. That’s amazing! I love that!! Sorry to hear about your grandma. ☹ My grandmother suffered from Dementia for many years before she passed. We weren’t that close though.
Did/Do your parents know? What do they think?
My parents know. My dad wasn’t too pleased to begin with, but he doesn’t like tattoos in general. However, I think me having them has made him more accepting and he actually likes some of them now.
What are the other tattoos you have & what do they each mean?
They are all black and white. I have some forget me not flowers which are for my grandma, she passed away last year so I always knew I wanted something to represent her.
I have 011, which is from Stranger Things..I LOVE THAT SHOW!
Two bioshock tattoos. I did Games Design at University, so video games have played a big part in my life. Then I have no face from Spirited Away, and turnip head from Howl’s Moving Castle, just because I love them!
Omg..I love Stranger Things! Eleven is my fave character 🙂
Has anyone ever said anything negative about your ink or piercings? Or have people generally been accepting of it?
People have generally been accepting! I think tattoos are becoming a lot more mainstream now and so many people have them! People seem to be more negative towards the ones which don’t have meaning behind them! I am wanting more and have had people tell me not to, as it will ‘ruin’ what I look like..stuff em’!
If you have any tattoos that are visible and can’t be covered by clothing, did you find it hard to find employment?
I used to work in retail through University and they would not allow any visible tattoos, so I would have found it very different to wear anything without long sleeves then. If I had anything that couldn’t be covered, I don’t think they would have employed me! Maybe if I changed the type of job I had now I would find things more difficult.
Do you think you’ll get anymore? Or is this it for you?
I would like a half sleeve on my arm and both legs covering! If only tattoos were free, I would probably have them all now! But I must be patient (my worst nightmare) and wait!
Anyone have any tattoos inspired by favourite books, movies or characters? I wanna hear from you and see those cool tattoos!