Inked Girls: Carolyn Anne Link Patterson
Myself in a sentence: Only one sentence?!? Ok, I'll try...
I'm strong but fragile, caring yet spiteful, energetic and spontaneous yet sometimes extremely lazy; I enjoy music, cars, tattoos, pit bulls, pinups, and bowling; I love my family and I would walk to the ends of the Earth for the people I love.
Occupation: housewife and freelance makeup & hair stylist
Hometown: Orlando, FL - living in Las Cruces, NM
The design and themes of my tattoos: So far, all my my ink has been designed and drawn up by me. My tattoos represent who I am, what I've been through, and what I love. Love is probably the most common 'theme' throughout my ink.
More specifics about my tattoo: Every tattoo I have has been done by a different artist.
More photos to come... :)
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: I think my favorite tattoo is yet to come. :) But for now, I'd say it's my newest tat. My chest piece that reads 'true love never dies' with a heart locket in the center. My sister passed away 3 years ago, I have a memorial tat for her on my left shoulder. My husbands name on my right front hip... But that tat on my chest, it kinda wraps it all up into one. No matter your relationship, whether it be a friend, a sibling, a lover... when you truly love someone that love never goes away, not even in death.
My next tattoo: Well, I currently have my next 4 tat ideas drawn up, it's a matter of funds, really! I'd really love to start working on my half sleeve though. I'm planning a space themed half sleeve for my left arm. We are all made of stardust, so I want to make a twist on the common 'ripping through the skin tats'. The edges will look charred, and would reveal that my insides are the universe! I want this more photo realism too, so it actually looks like one of those Hubble telescope pics. I also have a thigh piece planned that would have a Phoenix flying up from flames and billowing smoke, with the words ' learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow', to represent everything I've been through and will always rise up and come out stronger than ever. I also have a few small designs I want to get soon too, like the Atheist symbol on my left wrist!