Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Inked and Awesome || Jemma of Dorkface



Name: Jemma Morgan Humphreys
Age: 26
Occupation: Digital/Social Media Assistant



Tell me about your very first tattoo. 
It was three simple black stars on my forearm. Very emo! I was terrified, and shaking on the day, clinging to my friend Mark. But it was awesome, and I got the bug. I've since gone back and totally added to those stars and now its a colourful, chaotic, swirly, star spangled arm :)


Do your tattoos affect your job, have they in the past? 
Not at all right now.
I've had some previous jobs where they didn't want them on show, but they never outright told me to hide them - so I never. Lol.


What, if any, discrimination or bullying have you encountered due to being tattooed?
People always assume I'll regret them which is annoying. People who don't even know me. I have met one or two people who don't see them as 'professional' - which is just... wow. Kind of weird in 2015 right?


Are your friends and family into body modification too? If not what do they think of yours?
A lot of my friends are. My family - nope. I can't even name anyone with a tattoo in my family I don't think. My mum hates me getting them, but she knows not to argue about it now - lol. The only one she likes is my Alice in Wonderland one on my foot.


Show us your favorite piece and talk us through it.
So hard to choose! But probably the one on my thigh. It's a decorated heart with a skeleton couple inside, and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' inscribed in it. I find it so beautiful, even years later. It's very personal, and has such deep meaning to me that I don't think I'll share. But it means more than any other tattoo. Plus, a little homage to one of my favourite songs.


Which tattoo of yours has the most meaning or sentimental-ness behind it? Do you think all tattoos should have meaning?
The thigh one, as I say :) - And no way, people can get them for whatever reason! If they simply find a piece attractive, beautiful, or they are drawn to it for whatever reason. I've actually experienced a weird reversal effect too. Like, I got one or two simply because I liked the design - but over time they began to mean so much to me. They reminded me of that specific time of my life.


Are you planning anymore?
Definitely. Many more. I hope to have my legs covered one day.
I'm up to like 10/11 right now, and I'm sure that'll easily double. Or they all start 'joining up' haha.


In one sentence what would you tell someone who asked, 'Did it hurt?' 
Well yes. But some a lot less than others. I wouldn't let it put you off though - it's so worth it.


Leave us with some words of wisdom regarding body modification.
Take tattoos seriously, don't get one without thinking it though. But even more importantly - Don't judge people with tattoos! They dont need to know what you think they'll feel about them in years to come/
I'm pretty psyched that I'm gonna be an old woman covered in them personally, but that's just me :)


22 comments:

  1. I love this! It's good to hear I'm not the only one whose parents argue with them over tattoos (or at least used to) which shouldn't really surprise me but I don't have many tattooed friends!

    northeastnerd.co.uk

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    1. I know right?! My Mam has gone from not being a fan to actually get her first tattoo at 59 years old!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      xo

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  2. I agree with Gemma, tattoos don't have a meaning. To those who'll say "you'll regret them" well it's not their body so it doesn't matter :)

    Rachael xo

    Girl Behind The Blue Door

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    1. Here, here!! I really will never understand why people get so offended by something that doesn't effect them at all.

      xo

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  3. Aw thanks so much for featuring me Danielle! It's such an awesome series I actually feel really flattered haha! :) xxx

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    1. Uh, are you for real?! I'm flattered to have YOU. Thanks for a great interview and for being so helpful.

      xo

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  4. Love this!! I only have two tattoos at the moment but I plan to get a few more! I hate when people say, what will you look like old!? My 72 year old grandfather has tons of tattoos and I think its the coolest thing ever!

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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    1. Totally!! Old sailors and soldiers and stuff have them. My granda does too. I always get told I'll look awful in a wedding dress as I have my chest tattooed...lol!

      xo

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  5. Such a great post and I love your tattoo's Jemma. I think they suit you and you are so right, people should not judge you for them either. I really want on on my foot but cam't decide what I want...

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    1. It'll come to you one day! I have plans for both my feet but just don't have the funds!

      xo

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  6. Love the Alice in Wonderland one and i love mine now but yeh it was quite painful the foot is not the best place for a first tattoo love seeing all the designs x

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    1. Lovely isnt it?! And I did warm you lol.

      xo

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  7. Jemma's tattoos are lovely, and so unique! I would love a tattoo but I'm for too indecisive. I can't even decided what hair colour I want! I agree, tattoos don't have to mean something! You can like something purely because it looks nice - and then if it develops meaning or story over time even better!

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    1. Aren't they?! Always love seeing tattoos that are unlike others as there seems to be a lot of copy cats around.
      Haha Nothing wrong with that I've gotten a couple of tattoos 'just because' without having planned a design I like, go for it!

      xo

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  8. I love this! Gemma's tatts are gorgeous. I love tattoos on people and finding out more about them

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    1. Thanks! Aren't they?! Always fun to hear more behind the story of a design.

      xo

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  9. That Alice in Wonderland tattoo is so beautiful. Also, the floral one in the last photo. Such pretty tattoos they are!

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  10. Absolutely love this post! Her tattoos are amazing, especially the Alice In Wonderland one on her foot. I've only got two for now but hopefully I'll have as many as her, they're beautiful :) Rebecca | www.rebeccamariee.blogspot.com xx

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  11. Love this.
    I'm definitely a fan of people who are inked and proud of it. I just got a new tattoo a few weeks ago and I'm already itching for the next.
    Rubi | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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