Q1. Where did you get your
first tattoo and do you know by who?
A. My first tattoo was
done at a carnival in New York State in 1963. Right on my left forearm
where God and everyone could see it. I suppose that I was a wicked
girl. Thank goodness they're more acceptable now....wicked girls and
tattoos both! It was done by "Sailor" somebody...I would
like to think it was Sailor (I tattooed your daddy" Bill, but I'm
sure it was done by someone far more generic.
Q2. What was going through
your mind when you got your first tattoo?
A. I thought it was
cool that I would finally have a personal decoration that wouldn't
break, get lost or be stolen...a possession that was uniquely mine
(never mind the fact that the artist knew the design so well...number
34 I think it was...that he didn't even need to use a stencil).
Q3. Is there a meaning
behind your first tattoo and what is it if you care to share?
Q4. What is your favorite
tattoo, where is it and why?
A. I think my favorite
tattoo is the one on my lower back. Its a sad angel (who looks kind of
like me before I got fat and old) on some roses (which are a cover-up)
with the life/death reversible tattoo below it all. I drew and
designed her myself. In essence, I feel she represents me...I am often
sad and feel alone, I still love my roses....beautiful but
thorny...life and death pretty much sums it up... and since ink
spreads (like everything else grrrrr) on me we did it with a single
needle so there's a little pain factor involved too. I guess its just
pretty well rounded tattoo!
Q5. What advice can you
give people who are looking to get ink for the first time?
A. Please think about
what you're getting before you make the choice to permanently alter
your body. Of course cover-ups can change a lot of things....but to go
into a tattoo with the mindset that if you hate it later on you can
change it is just WRONG!
Q6. Any Additional Comments
A. I'm giving an
artists interview as well so look for me there!