Inked Girls: Laura James
Myself in a sentence: I am a woman of many talents with a big smile and even bigger heart.
Hometown: Great Falls
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: Well, I only have one tattoo and it is my first tattoo. I am a go big or go home kinda gal :) So I always knew when I did get my tattoo it would be a piece. I had my back done by the infamous artist Pablo from Front Yard Tattoo in Mount Barker. We started my back in December 2015 and finished the work in March 2017. I have had a long and hard road being a single mom and raising my daughter in Australia. I decided to place us in a magical setting with secrets of the unknown around us. My main concern has always been to raise and take care of her. There were some very dark times that I went though to do this. Pablo did an amazing job coming up with the concept of how this would all come together. And to be honest, some of it we just "winged' it and trusted one another that our vision would come together in the end. I love my tattoo because it shows my journey. Our journey. It shows that there are paths that can be taken. Journeys that may scare you. But also journeys that can lead to peace. I also love that people look at me and don't expect "a girl like me" to have such a huge piece. I hate when people judge others just by a look or glance. My back tattoo teaches others a lesson in life. Don't judge anyone. You never know what people have been through.
My next tattoo: My next tattoo I want to get will be the start of my sleeve. I want to do more of a traditional piece on my arm because I think it looks super hot! I want to tie in some of my last 4 years life experience in this next piece as well.