Inked Girls: Samantha Lipkin
Myself in a sentence: I am a quiet and creative type, who enjoys a good laugh, good coffee, and all things sci-fi, fantasy, magical, mystical, whimsical, whacktastical and fun. I'm neither average or ordinary, but a uniquie and special breed of "southpaw'd" right minded thinker. I am related to Chief CornPlanter and love Hello Kitty. You'll often catch me drifting off into my imagination, which is where most of my ideas reside safe and sound. I like who I am, where my life is, who I've kept and found in my life and where my life is going [wherever that may be]. And I one day plan on visiting the UK, more specifically Scotland... I would love, to travel around and work with anyone I can. :]
I was adopyed and raised in a city named after a character in a book [Tarzan] by an Italian Catholic and a Russian Jew, found Wicca after attending Christian, Lutheran and Baptist schools. I wasn't given much of an oppertunity to make many friends growing up, so it's safe to say I had very few friends and was practly a loner, but I did go on a lot of hikes on nature trails, bike ride, made clothes, wrote short stories and drew. Speaking of drawing... let's talk about my first tattoo.
Occupation: Artistic Alternative Model
Hometown: Tarzana, Ca
The design and themes of my tattoos: mythical
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My favorite tattoo has to be my forehead tattoo... It wraps around from ear to ear [kind of]. I plan on getting the outline touched up and maybe adding to it, who knows.
I had debated with myself about where I wanted to place a new tattoo, and I had finally decided that I wanted to place something over my third eye... I just didn't know what I wanted. Well one day, a few years ago through some unique life experiences, I met an artist in the Denver area who agreed to ink up my fornugget.
I went into his shop without any refrences, and I remember looking at him and saying "Nin9* I didn't bring anything to show you for a reference, and I know you asked me to look stuff up or draw something for you to go off of, and I'm so very sorry for not bringing you anything... All I want is the universal symbol for change put over my third eye", and he looked at me and said "give me 45 minuets".
45 minuets and some random happenings later, I 3 blade bic'd off the rest of my eyebrows and the stubble on both sides of my cranium, put his drawing on my forehead, I looked at it the mirror and loved it. Spent just under 2 hours total in the chair [we had a smoke break or two].
*the artist goes by the name nine, but the number 9 is worked in there somehow... and that's all I can remember, other than he did some ink work on Steven Perkins, the drummer of Janes Addiction, whom I did get to meet at Cervantes in Denver... which was super awesome.
My next tattoo: I have two I deas, one is going to be my nations flag with the tribes seal wolf paws [clan association] and dermal work that goes from shoulder to shoulder and clavical to breast plate, and the other is going to be the name of a sci-fy character in a clockwork steampunk theme that would go from mid right rib to mid right hip and about as wide as two $1.00 bills.... I'm picky, whatelse can I say.