Power Tattoos

Bishop Briggs


Bishop Briggs has a “traditional Chinese dragon” on the side of her left thigh, by artist @denise_tpinto.
In an interview Bishop said about the artwork: “I love to get spontaneous tattoos so in the moment, I decided that I needed something that reminded me of power. I also loved the idea of dragons having this fire in their bellies but only releasing it in times of danger or protection. I thought it could be a parallel to my life – keep the fire as fuel and use it wisely.”

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Annie Ilonzeh


Annie Ilonzeh has an ink inscription on her right hand pointer finger on the right hand, reading “READY. FIRE. AIM.” The more common version of this saying is “ready aim fire,” but Annie took to her instagram to explain why she finds her arrangement of the words more meaningful:

One of my mottos on repeat- Ready.Fire.Aim.
Once you’ve properly gotten Ready, you’re prepared. Now go Fire. IF you miss, then go back and Aim. As opposed to Ready Aim Fire where we can get caught up in the Ready, Aim part that we sometimes never Fire. Kick that twisted sabotage shit to the curb
#foodforthought

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    LIGHTS Poxleitner


    Lights has a lion on her left elbow.  She has a song called “Lions” and admires them as an animal.  “I’ve always thought lions were the epitome of beauty and strength and power,” she says.

    Lions are also tied to memories of her childhood.  “My mom used to sit there in bed and read us the Narnia series growing up. And Aslan [the lion character in the books] represented something really great.  It’s just kinda grace and power all in one.”

    LIGHTS Poxleitner


    Lights has a large tattoo on her back of Wonder Woman pushing off the hand of Giganta from the cover of Wonder Woman 2 volume 3.  At the bottom of the tattoo is a banner with the word UNSTOPPABLE written across it.  According to Lights, “it really represents being able to fight big things even though you’re small.”

    Lights identifies with powerful female figures, and is particularly enamored with Wonder Woman.  She explains: “Wonder Woman is kind of my role model. She’s beautiful and she’s pure, and she fights with immense strength but integrity. She fights with justice and honor, and she’s not doing anything in a slimy or destructive way, and she’s doing it with grace and out of respect for everyone. And she’s an ambassador for Themyscira and a real symbol of a powerful woman. I think it’s fantastic. And she can kick ass and still look great doing it, so I feel like she’s a great symbol for us.”

    Like many of her tattoos, this one represents strength.  “Everything I have on me makes me feel like I can do anything,” she says.

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