Baba Austin Tattoos

Ash Costello


Ash Costello has a dark black crow with accents of purple and blue that spans the inside of her right arm. There is a quote in a banner: “It says ‘Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt,’ which is from one of my favorite books of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut,” Ash says.  Artist Baba Austin started work on the design in February 2011 and completed it in May 2011.

“Before this one I would have said that tattoos don’t hurt, I really like the feeling, but this one hurt so bad. I don’t know if I’m like turning into a pansy. A good friend of mine Baba came up to me and offered me a free tattoo for Warped Tour. It’s like the biggest thing ever. I know this doesn’t make sense but I didn’t realize it was so big when he free-handed it, and then he started going and I was like ‘oh wow, I just ended up with half a sleeve and I don’t even know how.'”

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