Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Tattoo Talk with Beth from PlasticRosaries

Name- Beth

Website- Tell us a bit about your blog if you want.
I blog at plasticrosaries.com which is 90% books but occasionally I mention something else or have to have a bit of a fangirl moment about some TV show/latest obsession

So what was your first tattoo and how old were you?
I got my first tattoo in January 2008, I was 21 and it was just the word ‘ainrianaĆ­’ which is roughly the word Libertine in Gaelic or the closest I could get.

Why did you choose that specific design (because i liked it is a perfectly acceptable answer)
Because I’m obsessed with The Libertines? Definitely that but also because it was a bit of a defining moment for me and whilst I’m not mad on the tattoo now it meant something at the time.

How many tattoos do you have currently? What are they?
Just five at the moment, with two more on their way in early July.
I have a Friday 13th Totoro on the opposite wrist to the ainrianaĆ­ script, I have a sleeping fox, Moomintroll reading and I have a cartoony New Skool Lady of Guadalupe.

Do you have a favorite piece? if so what one and why?
 At the moment I’m loving my Moomin but that’s because it’s still very new, I got it at our tattoo convention last week. I love my fox too.

Did you do a lot of research in to your chosen artist/artists?
I’m a bit obsessed, I live on Instagram and covet artists who are miles away and wait it out til they come here, like the lady who did my Moomin who is usually based in Edinburgh which is a good 4-5 hours away.
Are you planning on anymore?
Yep, loads. I have the two booked in next month on the same arm as the others to try and get it filled up and I’m saving my other arm for a crazy circus sleeve, if I ever find the perfect artist.

A silly question as pain is relative but Most painful tattoo?
I always go in with the attitude that tattoos don’t hurt but the inner arm was quite stingy and uncomfortable – wrists are fine though which I thought we weird as so many people told me that ‘really hurts’

General reaction from friends and family about your tattoos/body mods? Are they happy about you having them?
No one really seems to care so much, my little girls like poking them and ‘cause they’re cartoon characters they appeal to them.

Reactions from members of the public about your tattoos/body mods, Good or Bad?
No one really notices them to be honest, I had a few lovely comments from unlikely sources (older ladies at my Weight Watchers group at the time) telling me how lovely the colours in my fox were!

Have you tattoos ever hindered anything you wanted to do, interviews, work, etc?
I work for myself so I’m quite happy to cover myself. That being said I have been toying with some finger tattoos but probably won’t go for it.

Do you get asked did it hurt a lot? What do you tell people?
Usually just say not really! I honestly don’t remember the pain once I’ve left so when I go back in for the next one it’s always a bit of a shock when it stings!

Do you find people will touch your tattoo (body mods) without asking? If so how do you deal with it?
Oh no, I wouldn’t be impressed if they did!

Shout out to the artist/artists hear if you want :)
Michelle Maddison of Semper Tattoo in Edinburgh is simply amazing – everyone should visit her.
I also love the work of Cherub at Skin Kandi who did my fox and in July I’m going to see Lydia at Loaded Forty Four and her work is just so beautiful and different!  

Any parting words?
If anyone reading this knows a tattooist who is fantastic at circus/traditional style tattoos please comment! I’m hopefully going to get my sleeve started as a 30th birthday present in a couple of years so need to find the perfect artist.

Thanks alot to Beth for taking part, be sure to pop over to plasticrosaries.com
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