What the fuck is going on with this trend?! I’m a tattooer and I’m not tattooing my face. I feel its a pretty safe assumption that most of the girls you see on tumblr trying to be all hot n sexy only have these face tattoos because it makes them cool on the internet. Its fn stupid to get your face tattooed so you can be cool on tumblr for a year or two. Unfortunately there are a lot if girls getting tattooed right now because, at the moment, its “cool”. The people who are getting tattooed for that reason don’t understand that they are following a trend. People like myself that were heavily tattooed before it became “cool” got tattooed because WE as individuals liked it, not because the general population was infatuated with it. I guess its just a pet peeve of mine. I want to tattoo people who have a passion for tattoos not a passion to be popular. When I started getting tattooed and my leg sleeve was almost finished I was looked at like I was crazy, people thought it was ugly for a girl to be so covered in tattoos, and that didn’t matter because it was a love and passion for me. It wasn’t about being cool. end rant
Ricki Covette - The Tallest Exotic: vintage 8x10 photo
Ricki’s moniker was no showbiz gimmick, she truly WAS the Tallest Exotic dancer at 6’8” tall. At home in Alberta, Canada, her father tried to talk her into learning ‘domestic arts’ so she would make a good wife, but Ricki had other ideas. She started dancing as a chorus girl with one of Gypsy Rose Lee’s shows, and wound up being one of the highest paid exotic dancers of the era.
Some stuff I’ve been working on/playing with lately
Progress on a back piece I’m working on!
Indian girl on Smashley! Done by me Heather at Time Honored Tattoo