I’ve got a good Tattoo Tuesday post for you today.
Laura Jamez, your five questions start now:
1. How old were you when you got your first tattoo?
I’d always wanted a tattoo but due to how I was brought up, in that tattoos weren’t acceptable especially on women, it took me till I was 29. At that point I thought to hell with it, I want one and stuff everyone I’m going to get one. Obviously I was still a little bit of nervous about what people would think so got it on my lower back to keep it hidden lol
2. How many tattoos do you have? If only one, do you want more?
I currently have three, two on my back one on my foot. I have a new one planned for my inner left wrist, a bat design I’m still working on.
3. What inspired you to get your first tattoo or favorite tattoo? Tell me your tattoo story.
My favourite tattoo is the one on my foot. It’s a quill drawing a small line. I got this when I decided I was happy writing short stories and wanted to have a permanent reminder that, despite not having much work published, I am a writer and I love it.
4. Tattoos on a significant other, like or dislike? Explain why?
I’d love my other half to get a tattoo but so far he hasn’t. I love seeing them on men, especially the rugged dirty looking blokes – makes them seen even more dangerous – I know it’s such a stereotype but hey what can I say I’m shallow lol
5. Do the characters in your books have tattoos? If so, pick a character and tell me his or her tattoo story? Why was this story incorporated in the book?
When I first read this my immediate response was no, none of the characters I have ever written has a tattoo but then I remembered a novel that I have shelved. The main character has a stamp on the back of his hand that allows uploading of data to his subconscious. The symbol is celtic in design and is created by an extremely painful process involving the “stabbing of a thousand needles”, everyone in the world has them to allow data transfer.
Thanks Laura for sharing your tattoo story. My favorite is the quill on your foot, too. Be sure to connect with Laura James:
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7 thoughts on “Tattoo Tuesday – Laura Jamez”
I was 27 when I got my first one. I think the longer you wait, the less likely you are to end up having it removed. I love the quill Laura – I’m thinking of having something similar (a fountain pen).
I want to cover up my first one, just because it’s faded a bit, but I was 24 when I got my first one.
A fountain pen would be really cool, I nearly got an open book but decided the quill was better, you never know I might get the book yet. 🙂
what a fun post! the story behind tattoos! and they’re cute!
and congrats, sydney!! yay for your release!
Thanks, I’m excited about the next one, even thinking of the one after that too 🙂
Of all three tattoos, the sea horse and letters are my favorite on her. I too was raised under the perspective that tattoos are a no-no…for they were associated with people who are generally up to no good…but especially for females. I find it interesting that some of the coolest people I know have tattoos whereas many of the douchebags that I’ve met over the years don’t have any. Go figure!
Kudos to the both of you ladies for sharing a nice tattoo story 🙂
Thanks so much. People have some crazy polarizing convictions whether to tattoo or not to tattoo. To each his own.