Sunday, 27 January 2013

Inked & Awesome - Liza Sherlock

Name: Liza Sherlock
Age: 31

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?

It was 1 day after I turned 18. My brother is a tattoo artist and has been since I was about 16 and all i could think about was having him tattoo me. But, he wouldn't do it until I was 18 so the day after my birthday I was down in his shop! My first tattoo is a large pin up hula girl covering my shoulder blade. She is super faded and not the prettiest now but I won't touch her up as its a memory of my first tattoo.

What is your employment status/occupation and do your tattoos effect it?
I am the Visual Merchandising Manager for Zumiez (a clothing and snow/skateboard retailer). I work in the headquarters and run the entire department. My tattoos have no effect on my position and individuality is encouraged here! I think roughly 90% of the employees here have tattoos. Its really no big deal.

What is your favorite piece? What is the meaning behind it? 
My favorite piece would probably be the large piece on my inner arm. Honestly there isn't much meaning behind any of my pieces, a lot of them are just having ideas of cool looking things, talking with my brother and ending up with something completely different. HA. I just love the one on the inside of my arm because it is so girly and pretty and it healed so well and looks amazing. It also was my longest single sitting and probably my most painful so I am proudest of that one.

Do you have a favorite artist who you go back to or do you collect different artists work? Why? 
OH YES! I have a favorite artist. My brother Tony Hundahl. He is a world renowned tattoo artist who lives and owns a shop in Austin, Texas. His work is absolutely amazing and I will only get my work done from him unless its just a small 'just for fun' tattoo.

Have you faced any specific discrimination due to being tattooed?
 I wouldn't say I have faced discrimination because of it. But, I have gotten lots of judgmental looks and people talk about me no matter where I go (thinking I can't hear them). Most of the time I try to be respectful of every situation and know when I should cover up and when not to. One of the worst things that has happened to me was the time I was walking through Seattle with my husband and my mother and a woman walking past decided she needed to open her mouth and hollered 'Tattooed Freak' to me as she passed. Those types of things don't bother me though, its just small minded people who haven't seen much of the world so let them think their small minded thoughts.

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  1. I love this idea of interviewing people about their tattoos. Although I don't have much body mod myself, I'm really into it.

    Would you mind if I copied this idea? I won't ask the exact same questions or anything and I'll give you credit in the post saying I got the idea from you :)


    1. Sure thing! Share the body mod love!
      Make sure to link me when its done so I can check it out and see the different questions you'll ask :)

    2. Will do :)

      It probably won't be anytime soon, but I'll make sure to link it to you when it's up!