Inked Girls: Ximena Avellaneda
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Myself in a sentence: I'm an artistic individual who has a nonstop love for audio and art.
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
The design and themes of my tattoos: Most of my tattoos are simple but they do have meanings or memories behind them. I definitely plan on getting covered up. On my left arm I want a montage of Salvador Dali's work but done in 3D, then I plan on getting a piece on my clavicle that will say in Italian, "The more you know the less you believe". I also plan on getting a face on my right forearm and a half sleeve on that side too. Some of my tattoos were done at the moment. I have a heart on my right hand that's broken and I got that done the minute I thought I would never see the man that I loved again, but it was a broken heart because that relationship would never last and it was filled with too much cocaine usage. The ones on my knuckles are there because it spells out the word "Prófugos" which is a song title from an Argentinean musician whose name is Gustavo Cerati. He suffered a stroke and has been in a coma for 3 years and I love his music, so in honor of him and in hopes that he'll come out of it, I got my favorite song by him on my knuckles. I feel that sometimes simple means more when it comes to stories on the body.
More specifics about my tattoo: I hate the tattoo on my right ankle. I had that done after the one in my back, I was shitfaced and some kid with a tattoo gun thought he knew what he was doing. Worse line work ever and I can't wait until I get that fixed. There's not much else I can say about my tattoos. They each have their purpose as to why I got them, but in all honesty I just love how they look and I don't feel the need to have a meaning behind everything I get. As cliche as it sounds the body is a canvas, so make art out of it.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: I have a quote on my right ribs that says "Yesterday's queen is another teaser for free.." it's actually from a song called "Get on the Ride" by an ex Swedish band called Vains of Jenna. I actually would go to all their shows here in AZ and got to know the band and would go to their after parties when they were in the state. I actually went with two of my friends to LA one summer to see them preform at the Whiskey a Go-Go right after we saw them here at a venue called Club Red. I had a thing for Nicki (the guitarist) and just followed them around. It was a fun period for, lot's of music and partying. I can definitely say that they influenced my life in certain ways and I learned a lot from my crazy ventures. They aren't together anymore but I still love their music and they're great guys. I chose that line from the song because to me it means that a girl can feel all high and mighty one night because she's getting all the attention and everything she wants (say for example from band mates) then the next day she's just thrown out and is just last night's memory. I think everyone goes to that and I know I have, but in the end it doesn't matter to me. I don't regret it. I love the stories that I've gained from those past times, that's why this tattoo that is so simple is my favorite.
My next tattoo: Oh that is a long list, but I'm currently having an artist work on my thigh. I have so far the outline of a poison ivy plant and then I'm going to get it colored in. Once that's done I'm going to have cherry blossoms coming from behind the poison ivy plant and I'm going to make it go all the way up my ribs to where my other tattoo is at. The reason I chose those two plants was because I wanted something that expresses the good and the bad of a person. I didn't want a typical Ying and Yang type of piece, so instead I chose these plants. When I think of the poison ivy plant I imagine the dark, lusty, immoral side of all of us and then the cherry blossoms to me is the beauty and humanity that we do have inside of us, but fail so much to show nowadays. I can't wait to have this piece fully done.