Samari Mercado

Tattoos, Classy, Hybrid, Fierce, Unstoppable

Placed 13th

in the Quarter-Finals

Thank you from all of us at Inked and the MusiCares Foundation for helping us provide health, financial, and rehabilitation resources to musicians in their time of need.

What was your first tattoo?

My first tattoo (age 20) was a tribal heart shaped figure with some floral details and the letters S an V. It was a best friends matching tattoo I did with my cousin.

Is it true that getting tattoos is addictive?

I believe its a personal way of narrating a story and a unique artform that completes ones personality. I started getting one every 2 to 3 years. Now I'm up to one every 2 months. I will be posting pictures of my new tattoos as I continue adding them to my body!

If you were voted Inked Magazine's cover girl, what would you do with $25,000?

To see how I am advancing in the competition, If I were to win, this money would help me and my husband invest in our children's futures and our new home, which with much sacrifice we just bought this past year. We are a humble family and every little bit would be a huge blessing for our lives!