Geisha Tattoos

Carah Faye Charnow


Carah Faye Charnow has a full sleeve tattoo on her left arm with Japanese imagery, from the Geisha on her upper arm to the hibiscus flowers at her wrist.  She wrote: “I just wanted the whole piece to be a collections of things that fascinate me about Japanese culture.”

Carah’s parents have not always been supportive of her tattoos, but she says “I smiled so big when my dad first said he thought my sleeve was pretty….I really felt like I had broken through their stereotype of tattoos”