Inked Girls: Mary Ellen Krismanich
Myself in a sentence: I am a tattooed tree blowin good girl with bad habits.
Hometown: Granite City
The design and themes of my tattoos: All of my tattoos to me share a story and how i see things and myself. My quote always encourages me to not suffer from lifes inevitable pain and hardships. The second one, is a tattoo of marilyn monroes signature and her infamous lip and mole above it.. on my foot. To me the tattoo symbolizies not only my love and passion for marilyn monroe but something more meaningful. After my dramatic weight loss i felt so down about myself that i wasnt stick skinny but marilyn was the perfect example of having curves and still being the most beautiful woman ever. She has given so much confidence to love my body and embrace it. The third is a phoenix and to me it symbolizes the strength needed to turn yourself into something beautiful and recreate yourself after a tragedy of some sort. You can always be reborn.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo is my phoenix because it gives me strength to rebuild myself if a situation ever tears me down.. i can always persevere and come out a new being.
My next tattoo: My next tattoo i want on my leg (thigh) and im considering a few different themes as of now.