Inked Girls: Rebecca River
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Hometown: Saint louis
The design and themes of my tattoos: I try to create pieces that have a story, or inspire me to be a better person. Whether the piece holds memories for me, or inspires me, I will only put something on my body that is positive, and meaningful.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is of my wings wrapping around a latin phrase meaning " she flies with her own wings". It is my favorite because when the man I was with, who I cared for dearly, decided it was time to part, I got the words "she flies with her own wings" to remind me, I don't need someone, I am my own strength, and can fly on my own. I got the wings added on when a past love, whom I was with for years, was killed by being ran over by a car. He was a friend to me and helped me through many things. The wings are the wings he gave me, and used as a remembrance for him because he truly taught me to reach for the sky, and taught me to fly.
My next tattoo: I plan to get a side piece made from four components.
A compase - to guide me in the right direction
A dream catcher- to protect me from negative influences while I follow my dreams.
A skeleton key- The skeleton key is a one of a kind key that open all doors in a house. This symbolizes my house, and home, and heart. Only to be given to one very special person.
A anchor- This is to remind me that I always have a place to go in hard time. My home, and my family. And to remind me to never forget where I came from.