Inked Girls: Tracy Campbell
Myself in a sentence: Not only do I sport tattoos, but I'm a tattoo artist! I love to create things, whether it's art, writing, or weird crap that confuses people. I like to personify my pets with voices like they're children, of which my awesome boyfriend and I have two--a dog and a cat. I deeply enjoy cake. =D I'm definitely a strange one--I chalk it up to being an only child.
Occupation: Tattoo Artist
The design and themes of my tattoos: The two on my feet are traditional/neo-traditional style, then I have a couple black and grey tattoos. The snake and dagger on my thigh is this weird, newschool Japanese thing that I came up with, and my half sleeve is a phoenix and lotus flowers in traditional Japanese style. Then of course, I have a couple random calf tattoos that I did during my apprenticeship...xD One of them is some falling flowers with a little Navi the fairy (Legend of Zelda) hidden in there, and the other is GIR from Invader ZIM, the greatest cartoon show of all time. =D
More specifics about my tattoo: Ummm, that about covers it...aside from myself, I don't have any two tattoos done by the same artist. This isn't on purpose; I'm not one of those douchebags who says "Oh yeah, I'll totally come back" and then I don't (though I have a bad habit of doing that with hair stylists). I do, however, enjoy collecting art from different artists, and many of them have been people I know or have worked with.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'd have to say my foot tattoos. They're traditional-style "Mom" and "Dad" tattoos for my parents...the "Dad" one is an old school microphone with roses, and the "Mom" one is roses with a can of Lysol. It's an inside joke, but needless to say, she got it. =D I got them within a month of each other after my parents moved to Arizona, because it was the first time that I'd ever been out on my own and also not been able to see them. They since moved back, but it's still nice to wear a reminder of my bond with them, and also of when I first stepped out (pun intended) on my own away from them.
My next tattoo: I seriously need to finish the ones I have! I have a snake and dagger on my thigh with cherry blossoms that I did myself, but never finished, and my half sleeve still has about an hour or two to go because my artist disappeared after I stopped working with him.
After that though, I'm thinking I'd like something behind my ear on the side of my neck, but I'm not sure what! A compass, a time bomb...something awesome and traditional, for sure.