Weekly Ink: Artist Homage
Vital Statistics: Tonya, 28, studio manager
Spotted at: A dinner party
Tattoo: Drawing by Yoshitomo Nara
Why/When: I got it about four years ago. I just always wanted a tattoo on my arm and really like the artist's work.
Any Regrets: Nope!
What did the parents think?: After two piercings and two other tattoos, they're pretty nonchalant about what I do to my body. I Believe they said, "Oh, that's new."
Funniest/Strangest Comment: At a bar in Edinburgh, Scotland, a really drunk, kinda scruffy boozer came up to me and said (in comical slurring voice), "Is your name Betty? Wanna know why I asked? 'Cause that looks like Betty Boop!" Um, suuuuuure. Oh, and also the seven-year-olds I was working with continually poked my tattoo and asked if it was me. [AW: We sort of see the resemblance to Tonya. Not Betty Boop, though.]
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