Tattoo Tuesday – Anona’s Poppy story
And I’m so happy to be sharing Anona’s tattoo story with you as part of my new blog series – Tattoo Tuesday. I first met Anona about 4 years ago at a wedding fair at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. She had a very quick session with my company Rockabetty Studios and we seem to have kept in touch since then. As a side note: she is KICKASS at nail-art and you should definitely check out her youtube channel.
Anona has a beautiful poppy tattooed on her inner wrist in memory for her Grandfather. It is stunning and so vibrant.
Here’s Anona’s tattoo story:
“My story is that my granddad fought in world war 2, became a desert rat, was captured and escaped an Italian hospital! All to come home to his wife and start a family which then led to me! And he was my best friend. We had an amazing connection and even though I was only 8 when he passed I still remember everything about him, the way he smelled, what he used to read me before bed, just our bond.
And I also had a supernatural experience after he died too where I saw him standing across the street from my school and I waved, my friends asked me who I was waving at I turned back to him and he’d disappeared that’s when I found out he had passed away! And to top it all off he passed away on November 11th, Remembrance Day in 1997. It’s why a poppy will always remind me of him and our relationship and it’s why I have this tattoo.”
Tattooist: Steve Curwin @ Scarlet Rose Tattoos
I’m so excited to be starting my new blog series with its very own hashtag! #tattootuesday. Tattoo Tuesday is going to be a personal blog project of mine that I hope some of you will be interesting in reading and hearing about. I have some fantatic tattoo artists from London that will be appearing within the series, as well as stories of my own tattoos. But, it also will include YOUR tattoos!