Inked Girls: Audra Deising
Myself in a sentence: Art gives me purpose, color brings me joy, and love shows me life.
Occupation: Tattoo Artist
Hometown: Alexandria, MN
The design and themes of my tattoos: I have a bunch of different styles of tattoos on my body. I mainly have neotraditional and traditional styled pieces though. My left leg is dedicated to different cartoons and videogames that inspire my creativity. My right thigh is full of pieces I did in myself during my apprenticeship (except for the blue rose). My left arm is filled with pieces of things I like or love. And my right arm has pieces that show where I am from and why I am who I am.
More specifics about my tattoo: All of my tattoos have meaning accept for two pieces. I eventually want half sleeves on my legs and arms and then save the rest of my body for when I get older and I experience more in life.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is the nine tailed fox on my right shoulder. Growing up my sisters and I were heavily influenced by anime and Naruto was our favorite. So I got Kurama as a female to represent my sisters. My sisters are the reason I am here, and do what I do to this day. So whenever I feel down or question myself I see my fox and remind myself that I still have my little sisters' love and they are constantly rooting for me.
My next tattoo: The next tattoo I want is a raven carrying a gem necklace on the left side of my shoulder/chest next to my fox. I want the gem to be pink and have three small swords stabbed into it to represent the three if swords card in the tarot deck. And the raven represents me finally coming out of my shell and being myself. Ever since Ive been able to be myself I've been happier.