Inked Girls: Carly Hartley
Myself in a sentence: I am a 30 year old woman with Cystic Fibrosis. I am married and beat the odds and had 2 beautiful kids. I live my life to the fullest and soak in every moment while I have it and my tattoos are a expression of my life thus far.
The design and themes of my tattoos: Most of my pieces are floral, all of my art is color. I have some that are memorial pieces, some that are for my children, the rest are just things that I have always loved and wanted to represent them somehow on myself.
More specifics about my tattoo: I have koi fish on my ribs, hometown pieces of california on my arm, fairy work, floral/bird sleeve on right arm.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is my grandmother's memorial piece that I got after ahe passed. She was an amazing woman and was more like my mother then my grandmother, we were extremely close and when she passed it was devistating. I had went to my tattoo artist told her things about my Noni and let her create the and sge managed to create exactly what was in my head. It is and will always be my favorite and most cherished piece.
My next tattoo: The next tattoo I recieved was on my left shoulder and it was done by the same artist as my 1st piece. I had her do another Amy Brown artwork piece and we did a fairy sitting on a rose. It took about 4 hours and this time I did not cry like my first and is to this day my second favorite piece I have.