Close up of Lisa R's foot and ankle tattoos.
"i always wanted a tattoo but knew i didn't want one on my chest, back or arms. i like my feet and decided that's where i would be tattooed.
i wanted tattoos that were one-of-a-kind in some way so all of my tattoos were hand drawn by someone i knew. also, i wanted my tattoos to have personal meaning vs. a popular design or drawing.
nala did all my tattoos except for one. he is part of the reason that i have more than one - he is an excellent tattoo artist and getting the work was such a great experience that i kept going back for more. when i moved back to new york, i tried to find him but could not. sadly, he did not do my most recent tattoos.
i want one more tattoo - then i am all out of room!"
*outside ankle - "passion" Japanese
*inside ankle - "fate/timing", "life" Chinese
Tattoos are no longer just a male thing, young women are just as likely to get a tattoo as males.
"According to a 2006 Pew survey, 40% of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have been tattooed".