So this may be some under the radar news here, but last week while in New York, I hit up Bang Bang, an awesome tattoo shop in Nolita that works with the Rihanna and Justin Bieber people of the world, and got my second tat by Balazs. It’s a quote down my spine that says « she who endurs conquers, » something
that echoes the essence of strength, perseverance, patience and success. It reminds me of what I’ve accomplished in my life thus far while still pushing and motivating me to keep moving forward. My first tattoo was back in the day in Mykonos. 10 years ago!
Anyway, as long as the tattoos are done nicely (I’m a fan of delicate tattoos and fine lines) I think it’s a beautiful art. I have a few favorite artists and body locations I can share for inspiration. Jon Boy from West 4th Tattoo, Dr Woo in LA, Nathan Kostechko, Lauren Winzer in Sydney, Scott Campbell (he tattooed Marc Jacobs!), Corey Divine (amazing graphic and geometric style), and Sara Gaulder for great tiny tats.
Location is key too! (On the bod.) I’m a fan of almost everywhere on the back (spine, neck, between the shoulder blades, lower back), and the ankle area (part visible from behind)
Images via Glamour, Instagram (Jon Boy and Dr Woo), Pinterest