The parade of awesome tattoos continues with the lovely Piper. Enjoy!
About Piper’s Tattoos
The collage on my upper back started with the Breast Cancer pink ribbon and flowers I first had done when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Every year or so I get a few more flowers added when her tests come up clear. Its been 5 years. The next piece was the Piper originally sketched by my derby wife Suri Brawl. The 3 pyramids of Giza symbolize the trilogy of my family (mom, dad, brother) and the eye of Ra (mirror image to the eye of horus) is placed in the middle — feminine counterpart to the sun god Ra and a violent force that subdues her enemies. Like Wild Bill Hickok I like having an eye watching my back. Another asp wraps around my arm like Egyptian women adorned themselves with jewelry and my son’s names written in Arabic — along with a phrase meaning “Live with Courage” written below them.
Like yesterday’s lovely model, Rocky is a former junior skater who successfully made the challenging transition to “adult” derby. We’ll soon be missing her as she’s planning an exciting adventure across the pond!
Side note: about a year and a half ago, I had the good fortune of taking Rocky’s senior pictures.
About Rocky’s Tattoos
The thigh piece was done by the local artist Andy Canino and the orchids were done by Paco Rollins.
I’m sure we all know someone who got a very simple tattoo when they turned 18. Not Sinn Drella!
I hope you enjoy these photos of this lovely young woman and her amazing tattoos. Can’t wait to see you back out on the track, Sinn!
About Sinn’s Tattoos
My back piece was done last November by David Digby at Sol Tribe and was my first tattoo. It’s supposed to have a similarity of a Ouija board. I really love what Ouija boards are and what they are supposed to do, connect with the spiritual world. My arm was started in June by Missy Rhysing at Ritual Tattoo and is still a work in progress. I got it right after I broke my ankle, so in a way it can symbolize that moment in life. But it was originally meant as a piece for my mom even though she doesn’t care a whole ton ha.
She may have left roller derby recently, but the fact that she left derby for rugby shows she’s one tough cookie. I hope you enjoy these images of our beloved Whack.
About Whack’s Tattoos
I started getting tattoos when I was 16 years old. My first tattoo was my name in Chinese characters on my ankle. It’s since been covered up with a feather that fades into a flock of birds in honor of the phrase “birds of a feather flock together.” My older sister has the same tattoo and we both got the tattoo after our brother’s passing in 2011. We plan to get scripture added to them at a later time. Another one of my most significant tattoos is a pin up of my mom down my right side. My mom means the world to me so I wanted to make a grand gesture to show her what she means to me and while she’s not the hugest fan of tattoos she’s always been supportive in my decision to put them on my body; all in all she was flattered by the gesture. I also have my zodiac sign, Libra, tattooed on my ankle. Some of my less significant tattoos include: cherries on my big toes, stars on top of my feet, a playboy bunny on my ankle, a black panther on my lower back, fairy wings on my upper back, a chest piece that includes a pair of sparrows and a modern take on a sugar skull, a lotus flower and butterflies on my stomach, Hello Kitty as Jason Voorhees (my first tattoo I got done on Friday the 13th) and a pair of lips with a skull in them on my upper pelvis, a flower on the back of my neck, a flaming heart on the small of my back, a mustache on the inside of my index finger, stars around both of my wrists, and the words “Let it be” on one of my wrists (inspired by the Beatles). Though many of my tattoos have no direct symbolic significance to me they are a part of who I am as an individual and I appreciate every last one for that reason. Most of my tattoos were done by a variety of artists at Lifetime Tattoo in Denver or by independent artists who have no ties to one particular shop.
She’s “purdy”. She’s vicious. She’s Purdy Vicious!
Hope you enjoy these images of this wonderful woman…
About Purdy’s Tattoos
Back of neck is a design a friend drew for me when I was 21 and represents who I am.
The stomach: The pig came first, but it looked silly sitting there in empty space so I added the grass and flower. Then, I got the sun a few years later. It has a PH in the center and is the initials of my daughter’s last name.
Finally, the tree of life on my thigh. This is a family tattoo – my daughter and husband both have the same tattoo, but in different locations. Our daughter has wanted to be a research biologist since she was 4 and so we all came up with the tree with the double helix trunk.
I saw this amazing woman perform at the recent Colorado Burlesque Festival (see the first photo, below) and a few days later, she was in my studio for a shoot — lucky me! If you enjoy burlesque, be sure to follow her on Facebook (right HERE) and keep up with when and where she’ll be performing next.
Be sure to check back soon for a second set of photos that you won’t want to miss!
Check out more of my photos from the night Gazella performed at the Colorado Burlesque Festival RIGHT HERE.
Amazing at roller derby. Amazing model. One of the all-around best humans you’ll ever meet. I hope you enjoy these photos of the lovely Bijou Angeli…
(You might also enjoy [NSFW] PAGE 2.)
Please also visit PAGE 2 (which is NSFW) for more of Bijou!
About Bijou’s Tattoos
(coming soon…I forgot to ask for this!)