My second tattoo, done by the wonderful Lisa Sinner at Capstone Tattoos in Vancouver, BC; photo taken by Lisa about 2 minutes after she finished.
It’s a medieval plague doctor - these guys would go around collecting the dead, and filled their ‘beaks’ with perfumes which they believed protected them from catching the illness; it’s where the slang term “quacks” for doctors comes from. I got it because I love the imagery and symbolism.
My mum says she loves the design/execution but not the fact it’s permanently inked into my skin…
This was my first tattoo. I’ve always had a love for mathematics and academia in general, so I decided to get that love permanently manifested upon my body so that I will never forget it. It’s called Euler’s Identity, and is considered one of the most beautiful equations in mathematics, because it connects the five fundamental numbers (e, i, pi, 1, 0) using the fundamental operations (addition, multiplication, exponentiation, and equation). Although I’m now an English major and never plan on taking another math course again, there are absolutely no regrets on getting this done, and it is my favorite of the four I have.
Got this tattoo for graduating high school. It’s a tribute to my father who passed away when I was a baby. I got it so he could be at my graduation and every other important thing he has missed. The I love you is his handwriting to remind me that he does love me even though he’s gone.
Tattoo from one of my favorites - House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. Quote from a poem found in the back of the book, inspired by some of the typographical arrangements found throughout it. I got to it originally, but I have to give credit to http://mybodyisacage.deviantart.com/art/house-of-leaves-105839405?offset=30 because seeing how well that came out cemented the idea. Done by Tim at Jinx Proof in Georgetown, DC.