Inked Girls: Heather Hobbs
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Myself in a sentence: Prior Navy, hardworking woman who is full of life and jokes.
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
The design and themes of my tattoos: All of my tattoos are on the left side of my body. While I have now traveled the world over, I have family that still have yet to see outside of the state they were born. So with respect to my grandmother, who was not as fond of my tattoos, I put them all on one side, so when I take photos with her, I can turn to the right side, and none will be in the photo with her. That way, she keeps a clean memory of me while I can still keep my tattoos.
Most of my tattoos are either fish or music notes. I had gotten most of my tattoos in foreign ports around the world while serving in the Navy and I hadnt had much time to piece them all together. While I am doing that now, you can still see that they were done in pieces.
More specifics about my tattoo: While I was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, I got two Polyneasian tattoos, one on my left shoulder, and the other on my left hand. My brothers name is sitting on the inside of my left arm, while there are flowers and a hammerhead on the outside. There is also a trebel clef (music note) and an anchor intertwined dead center on my let arm as well. I got that one just out of school with the Navy, because I felt like such a bad ass at that moment and felt my musical side should be included. Down my ribs I have a tattoo that says "Brother (In french), Forever in my heart (Chinese) Heart (spanish)." Below that is my lullaby fish, and just behind that towards my back is a tribal butterfly I got in Singapore. Beneath the fish, is another fish, which I got in Thailand. I have down my pelvic bone a few music notes, one for eaach of my family, which I got in Fort Lauderdale. Then finally, a small anchor which I got in Chicago. Its very small, but I got it the day I graduated boot camp with the Navy. They said no tattoos, so I got one.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My left arm has a hammerhead shark for my brother. When my brother was in high school, he studied marine biology, then after graduation, he went into the Air Force. While enlisted, he had a heart attack and is now mentally disabled. I got the shark to remind myself how quickly things can be taken fro you, and how you have to be a bit brutal sometimes to get what you want. Sharks dont attack unless they are feeding, and that is how I needed to be at that point in my life.
My next tattoo: My biological father has been distant in my life until the last year and a half, and here recently, we have decided to get a matching tattoo. We want to get an old pistol, resembling that of lost sailors/pirates. My great grasndfather used to use one very similar to is while hunting, and it seemed to make us both enjoy the idea that much more.