Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tattoo Talk with Tasha from Elsiedelilah

Its that time again...
This week we have...
Tasha Henson
I am UK Lifestyle and Travel blogger who loves Ink and travelling in the UK and abroad.  I am also a trainee CIMA accountant.

So what was your first tattoo and how old were you?
My first tattoo was a chinese symbol which I share the same design with my sister.  I was 22 when I got my first one.
Why did you choose that specific design?
The symbol means sisters (well I hope it does, lol) and we both had the same design on her 21st birthday.
How many tattoos do you have currently? What are they?
If I count my sleeve as one, I have 7 tattoos

Do you have a favorite piece? if so what one and why?
Yes my work in progress left arm sleeve, it is a mother nature inspired piece with lots of flowers, birds and pretty things

Did you do a lot of research in to your chosen artist/artists?
Originally no I didn't but when it came to choosing an artist for my sleeve, I knew I wanted female input and creative flair to make it feminine and also someone who understood my vision for the piece
Are you planning on anymore?
At the moment my sleeve is the main priority but I would certainly have other tattoos once it's finished.
A silly question as pain is relative but Most painful tattoo?
Probably the one on my thigh, right near the hip was the most painful part.
General reaction from friends and family about your tattoos/body mods? Are they happy about you having them?
Mixed feelings really, some were like won't you regret it, what will they look like when you're 50 etc but overall they know what kind of person I am and why I get tattooed and think they look pretty too.
Reactions from members of the public about your tattoos/body mods, Good or Bad?
Well I generally get 'you don't look like the type of person to have a tattoo' but what kind of person is that??  I suppose breaking that so called stereotypical tattooed person thing has helped people around me realise there isn't a type!
Have you tattoos ever hindered anything you wanted to do, interviews, work, etc?
No never, I do generally cover them at work but I am training to become an accountant and they never hindered my progress in this.
Do you get asked did it hurt a lot? What do you tell people?
Yes a lot!  I tell them some places hurt more than others but if you want something so badly then pain is just a state of mind, tattoos are an investment not a pain you want to forget!
Do you find people will touch your tattoo (body mods) without asking? If so how do you deal with it?
Not really, my nephew (he's 2!) is curious about them, I think he probably thinks why has she drawn on her arm, lol!
Shout out to the artist/artists hear if you want :)
A great artist and talented tattooist - Lucy Roadhouse of Roadhouse Tattoo Co in Barnstaple, North Devon.
Check out her work at: http://www.facebook.com/RoadhouseTC
Any partying words?
It's time we stopped putting our efforts into resources and start putting them into experiences. Life is short, make it a good on.

Thanks a lot to Tasha for taking part, be sure to go and check out her blog, and if you would like to feature on Tattoo Talk then shoot me an email or a tweet.



  1. I don't have any but hubby has 4 and currently has a leg sleeve in progress, his is centred around the elements Two Hearts One Roof

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