Inked Girls: Kisha C.
Myself in a sentence: A walking contradiction that lives life according to my mood that day.
Hometown: Tiffin, Ohio
The design and themes of my tattoos: There is really no rhyme or theme to my tattoos, each one of them marks something in my life that I have lost, something I have overcome, or something that I personally love.
More specifics about my tattoo: I am currently working towards a girly themed half sleeve on my left arm, currently I have a devil sparrow, a sparrow holding a banner that says navy girl since I am a six and a half year navy veteran, some flowers and a butterfly. I have to Kanji on the interior of my wrists, a heart that is the word love, Lucky 13 on my left hip, sunflowers on my right hip, a music lyric that helped me through hard times on my right ribs towards my stomach, I have a necklace that says 'The Angels that Protect Me, Are the Same Demons that Haunt me with a doll like angel on my left shoulder and doll like devil on my right shoulder, I have a small kanji on my lower back, and intentions of collecting a whole lot more in the future.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is my half sleeve that combines four aces, my paternal family crest, two different musical bars, the celtic protection symbol, shaded skulls, and shaded angels and crosses.
The story behind it is that my Maternal Grandfather was nicknamed Ace, by the time I was 30 I had lost my paternal grandfather, my father, and my maternal grandfather. This impacted me and I wanted to honor them in a tribute sleeve. I came up with the concept of four aces spread out with bullet holes through the center signifying their deaths, with their initials and last names on the edges. I also knew I wanted to incorporate the musical bars from Lynard Skynard's Free Bird "If I leave here tomorrow would you still remember me" for my father, and Conway Twitty's Hello Darling "Hello Darling, good to see you, its been a long time" for my grandfather. I also researched my father's geneology and the migration towards the south, so I took our English family crest, since my family was the first Governor of Plymouth Rock, and I modified the inside to a Dixie Flag since we migrated and established as a Southern Family. The shadow skulls are at the bottom to signify hell, while the angels wings and crosses boarder the top to signify heaven. The Ace of Hearts remained unnamed because that space on the edge is for my Ma, who is my best friend and sacrificed so much for her three children as a single parent.
My next tattoo: My next planned tattoo is a portrait of Marilyn Monroe that one is a popular picture, but is actually the middle in a three series of photographs. I am a huge Marilyn Monroe fan and I have spoken to Andy Engel from Germany, and we are working together so that the next time he is invited to a convention close by in the United States we will set up the appointments to do the portrait across my entire upper back in black and grey with just a pop of red on her lips in the center picture. As far as the next one I get it could be anything if the mood strikes me.