The ink on Jeselyn

Jeselyn from Rhode Island

When did you start getting tattoos? 
I got my first tattoo on my 18th birthday.

Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form? 
Of course! It takes serious technical skills as well as an artistic eye to create an amazing tattoo. 

How do you see the tattoo culture right now? 
It's making strides! Tattoos are becoming a lot more widely accepted in the work force, as well as every day society. 

What has been your inspiration for getting them? 
Growing up I knew I wanted to have a lot of tattoos. I find them attractive when done properly. And for each piece, it varies, it could be an art piece, a movie, or just something I like. 

What’s your favorite piece? 
All of them, otherwise they wouldn't be on my body. 

Do you catch people staring at you because of your ink? 
All the time. By now, I barely pay attention to it. Mostly they are intrigued, or have questions. I rarely get bad reactions to them anymore.

In your opinion, do your tattoos change your mood often? 
I have to admit, some days I can't stand people staring, or answering the questions that I have answered a thousand times already. Most days, they make me very happy. 

What’s your most significant tattoo and why?
The most significant one is the smallest. It's a matching tattoo with my Mom. A small Patron bee behind our right ears. 

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo? 
Do your research, know what you want, and be prepared to pay for it! 

Will you be getting anymore? 

What is one thing that life has taught you? 
Tenacity. You may not be the best, but if you work hard and stay tenacious, you will succeed.

Anything else you would like to add?

Photo Credits:
Keith Selle Photography - 1, 3, 5.
Greg Easton at Pazuzu Studios - 2.
Twisted Image Pin Up - 4.
Dastardly Dave Photography - 6.