My Favorite Ink: Michelle Mae Tin
NAME: Michelle Mae Tin
OCCUPATION: Bartender and SuicideGirl (Ayumi Suicide)
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
“I wanted a cherry blossom tree before I could even get tattoos. A lot of people get them, but I’ve never seen it done on a leg before. Joey Heck at Chitown Tattoo is really talented and helped me fix what I had there before into this crazy tree with flowers, blossoms, and petals falling off. I like traditional Asian art with a modern twist. The tattoo is kind of like my other half.
It says that I am definitely a daring person who tries to be creative in an uncreative world. And yes, it’s upside-down because a tree would look weird growing out of my knee.”