Veronica LaVery from Los Angeles, California
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Czech Republic, lived in a small town in the mountains called, Vrchlabi, for 17 yrs.
How was it growing up there, would you say that it influenced you?
I consider myself lucky growing up in a small town, surrounded by nature and genuine people made me a down to earth kind of person who appreciates small things. I didn't have much while I was growing up, so I'm really grateful for everything that's coming my way these days.
When did you start getting tattoos?
I got them all within a few months after I turned 18, I was sooo impulsive and silly, seriously.
How would you describe your style?
Edgy, fun, classy, sexy and creative.
Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
A lot of people regret their tattoos later on, I hope this will influence the future generations and they won't be getting anything.
What has been your inspiration for getting them?
My best friend Gabi and I got a cupcake and ice cream tattoo as a symbol of friendship when she was visiting California in 2009. From that I sort of wanted to keep the same sweet theme and just continued getting more “candy land” type of tattoos.
What’s your favorite piece?
My favorite tattoo is maybe the cupcake on the back of my neck.
Do you catch people starring at you because of your ink?
Not just because of my ink.
In your opinion, do your tattoos change your mood often?
My smiling ice cream cone above my butt makes me laugh and the rest of my tattoos make me smile in general just by looking at them. I can't imagine having something gloomy and scary tattooed on me, I think it would make me feel depressed 24/7.
What’s your most significant tattoo and why?
My shoulder piece might be the most known tattoo that I have, its positioning and theme is just original. It's my signature piece.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
I'd honestly tell everyone not to get any. People change, if I could go back, I'd never get any.
Will you be getting anymore?
Not planning on it at all.
What’s your biggest inspiration, what keeps you going?
The feeling of accomplishment and progress feels just too good to just sit back and “go with the flow.” I'm all about adventure and taking the risks, I hate feeling bored or “stuck”, so I just have to keep doing new things. Busy Veronica is a happy Veronica.
What is one thing that life has taught you?
A few years back I'd never think I'd be doing what I'm doing today; life is full of surprises and it's all about the choices you make and how well you use the opportunities that life gives you.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Don't judge a book by its cover.”
Anything else you would like to add?
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