Sunday, 2 December 2012

Inked & Awesome - Natasha Yourston

Name: Natasha Yourston
Age: 20 

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I was 16 years old when i got first tattoo and it was a Japanese symbol. It means at last, or i hope it does lol.

What is your employment status/occupation and do your tattoos effect it?
I am unemployed but do feel having tattoos and piercings do effect your chances of getting jobs.

What is your favorite piece? What is the meaning behind it?
My favorite tattoo is the one on my hand. It's the letter 'K' for my brother Kyle and the stars around it are because he's a star. He has polycystic kidney disease, asthma  dyspraxia and childhood epilepsy. I got this tattoo after he was walking home one night and two well known druggies mistook him for someone and beat him up. They later went on to find the guy and take a baseball bat to his head so my brother was lucky.

Do you have a favorite artist who you go back to or do you collect different artists work? Why?
My favorite artist is Kerry from Borderline Tattooing and she has done all my tattoos. I go back to her as she is very trustworthy.

Have you faced any specific discrimination due to being tattooed?
 I feel the older generation look down their noses as me and have avoided being served by me when i was in employment.

Any other comments?
I do not care what people think or say about my tattoos and in 5 months (after give birth) I have every intention of getting more tattoos.

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