Sunday, 16 June 2013

Inked and Awesome - Kayleigh Webster

Name: Kayleigh 
Age: 23
Location: Lancashire

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I was 18 and it is of a Heartagram - I thought I would start with something small :)

What is your employment status/occupation and do your tattoos effect it?
I work for the NHS and I think my tattoos could affect it, but I am able to cover them all if I am meeting new people or going to important meetings.
For general every day I don't really bother covering them and I have even had compliments from patients on my foot tattoo.

What is your favorite piece? What is the meaning behind it?
It's a toss up between two really, I have two roses on my ribs which represent each of my Grandmas when they passed away. I like that it isn't something so obviously memorial but still means a great deal to me. My other favorite is the cartoon version of Karl Pilkington, I mainly got this because I think he is a legend and I still laugh every time I see it. I know lots of people think tattoos should be meaningful and for the most part mine are, but this is a little way of not taking life to seriously!

Do you have a favorite artist who you go back to or do you collect different artists work? Why?
My favorite artist is Chris Burwin (@burwin on Twitter) who I have had 3 done by him now and am continually impressed by his work. He opened his own shop last year and is doing really well. I only went in to have a nosey when it opened but was so impressed I booked right in. Chris has tattooed my roses, KP and some Japanese writing on my back.

Have you faced any specific discrimination due to being tattooed?
Not really, I have had people go "oh you must be so morbid" because of the skull on my foot, which is just ridiculous because I am a happy chappy :). But other than that no not really, I think it is more widely accepted in this day and age. I'm also of the opinion if people are willing to judge you on appearance then they aren't worth your time anyway!

Any other comments?
All I would say if you are considering getting a tattoo is to research your studio thoroughly and make sure that it is something that you will be happy to have on you forever! Other than that just go for it and don't worry about what anyone says to you or thinks about you. I appreciate tattoos aren't for everyone and that's okay too - just be happy with who you are and do what you want with your life!

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  1. Cool post, I have two tats which I need to cover for work too. I don't really find people discriminate because of them, everyone has an opinion though!


  2. Another cool tattoo post about those who sport them. Always interesting to hear their stories.