45. Mom of 2. Breast cancer survivor. My life is dedicated to making lasting memories with my children, my family, and my friends
What was your first tattoo?
The goal of the initial sitting was to begin to cover several breast cancer surgery scars and to commemorate the death of my niece, Lily, with her namesake flower. Subsequent sittings expanded the mural down to my hip and incorporated the flowers into a skull… my memento mori. The skull is a reminder of my own mortality and the importance of living life while I still can. Brent, the owner of Keepsake Custom Tattoo, took my ideas and created a beautiful, yet badass, masterpiece.
Is it true that getting tattoos is addictive?
I suppose for some people it’s possible to get addicted to tattoos. I honestly don’t know that I’m addicted to getting them just for the sake of getting them. I feel like my tattoos will tell my story and my story isn’t over yet.
If you were voted Inked Magazine's cover girl, what would you do with $25,000?
I have several breast cancer related scars on the other side of my body, so I would love to use some of the winnings to cover those with more art. I would also take my children on a well deserved vacation because they’ve been through a lot over these last few years. Any money left over would be used to try and check something off of my bucket list, like storm chasing, a trip to Sturgis, or to attend a music festival.