Inked Girls: Anna Marcella Miglio
Myself in a sentence: I'm a full time law enforcement officer, with a part time addiction to the gym, jack daniels, hunting, and fishing.
Occupation: Senior Corrections Officer, New Jersey Department of Corrections
Hometown: Cape May, New Jersey
The design and themes of my tattoos: My tattoos are all over the place. Some were planned, others were just walking into the shop when I felt inspired. Life is unpredictable, so some of my tattoos are spontaneous and I am A-Ok with that. My favorites are for my dad, but I have some that reflect my Irish heritage as well.
More specifics about my tattoo: My first tattoo was a tribal on my lower back in black and teal ink. My second was my father's duty badge from his police department. I'm not sure of the order of the others. One is the hunting symbol for Mossy Oak on my left hip bone. One is a celtic trinity knot on my left wrist. Then there's the one on my ribs for my dad. Another is on my right foot, it says Alainn, which is Gaelic for beautiful. My last one says bí cróga ná géill choíche, which is Gaelic for be brave never give up (I got it after I completed the police academy in 2009).
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is one I got for my dad on my ribs, he was a cop that got killed in the line of duty. It says, "All gave some, some gave all. Heroes walk the thin blue line. Ptl. Eugene James Miglio III. End of Watch June 2, 1995." I love it because it memorializes him, and also reminds me how dangerous and unexpected the job can be.
My next tattoo: I debated for a long time over what to get for a half sleeve on my right arm. Being in law enforcement, I'm partial to St. Michael tats. However, I feel like it has been played out (at least where I'm from). I grew up at the beach and have always been drawn to the ocean, so I've decided to go with a nautical theme featuring a pirate ship with a partial skeleton kraken.