Inked Girls: Jennifer Swanson
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Myself in a sentence: I'm quirky, witty, bubbly, and intelligent, but most of all....I'm super awesome;)
The design and themes of my tattoos: All my tattoos are more like representations of points in my life. As an English major I feel like I've dedicated alot of my body art to that. I have a quote from my favorite Shakespeare book tattooed and tried to keep the theme of my sleeve vintage and steam punk in an essence. I also try to get darker colored tattoos. I feel the work is just so much more bold and stands out more that way.
More specifics about my tattoo: I love to play the piano, so I have a tattoo of a treble clef in my ear. I also have a huge interest in older cult movies. To pay attribute to that I have a beautiful 3-D clock tattoo to symbolize A Clockwork Orange and a death moth from the cover of The Silence of the Lambs. I guess you could say I'm a stifler for old classics. My first 'big' piece I received was a tree with four birds on it. Each bird symbolized the most important people in my life; God, my mother, and my two brothers. And one day if I ever get married and have children I plan to add more birds to it:)
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is the Banksy inspired piece where there's a silhouette of a little girl letting go of a balloon. It can symbolize many different things for many different people. To me it means that you have to let go of all the bad and negativity in life and be happy with what you have.
My next tattoo: I am currently more than half way done with a sleeve on my right arm, so my next tattoo will be to cover up what empty space I have left. I am an English major and am obsessed with Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, John Keats, etc. so I planned on getting a very detailed, beautiful raven with its wings spread out in honor of Mr. Poe. The raven in the popular poem represents despair and regret, something everyone can definitely relate to.