Ink-Quiry: Christina C.

Steve: How many tattoo do you have?

Christina: I have 5 tattoos so far.

Steve: What are your tattoos of and what do they symbolize?

Christina: I have a Death’s-head hawkmoth. I’m a huge fan of Silence Of The Lambs and horror movies. 

I have a cherry tattoo for my granny that passed away. She wasn’t blood related but the first time that I had met her, she told me to call her granny. I was a little kid and didn’t know grandmas. She influenced me a lot and the cherry stem forms a V for her name, Virginia. 

I have a custom Marvel Comic piece, Groot and Rocket. My boyfriend has the other half to it. We’ve been together 5 years. It’s not a finished tattoo yet. The background to each of our tattoos where the galaxy is forms a heart.

I have an octopus with a little mustache and bow tie for my son. We call him Kraken because he climbs and gets into everything, and can destroy a room easily by playing.

I have a huge underwater scene on my chest from collarbones to cleavage. I love anything nautical.

Steve: Where are your other tattoos?

Christina: The cherry, moth, and octopus are on my leg.

The Marvel piece is on my forearm.

Steve: What was the pain like?

Christina: The pain is bearable, but way worse on the bone. Especially on the ankle.

Steve: Do you plan to get more tattoos?

Christina: I plan to get way more tattoos. Just waiting for a couple of mine to be finished and waiting on appointments. But my artist doesn’t work much in the summer.

Steve: What made you want to get tattooed?

Christina: I’m not sure what originally made me want to get tattooed, but I’ve wanted them forever. I didn’t start until I was 28, because I waited so long to make sure that I really wanted them. I didn’t want to make a mistake and rush into any, so I thought about it for years.

My mom is tattooed, so maybe that brought on the wanting to get tattooed.

Steve: Any advice for people looking to get tattoos?

Christina: My advice for anyone looking to get tattooed is make sure you think about it first. Don’t rush into it. Make sure it’s something you’re really passionate about. If you’re sitting for long sessions, bring drinks and a snack. Wear something that you don’t mind getting dirty and wear something for your artist to have easy access to the place being tattooed.

Oh, and one more thing about the pain thing and that is in my opinion healing-wise, a tattoo is way better at healing than piercings ever will be.