LIGHTS has a tattoo at the center of her chest featuring a butterfly inside of a cameo-style frame.
Butterflies appear a few times in LIGHTS’ Skin&Earth comic book series, and most importantly a butterfly leads her character En through the woods to an important discovery.
Bunny Meyer got this portrait tattoo on the top of her right foot during spring break in 2011. “This was my first color tattoo and also my first large area tattoo,” she explained in a video. “It’s a cameo of Al Swearengen who is a character from the TV show Deadwood.” His face is in a golden picture frame with two crossed miner’s knives at the bottom.
The tattoo was done by Dave Boseman at Locally Famous Tattoo in Houston, TX. He got through it in one session which took roughly seven hours. “He is by far the best portrait artist I have even seen,” Bunny says.
She original planned on getting tattoos on both feet, but has reconsidered since this one was so painful. She was shocked by how much it hurt since her first tattoo on her wrist was relatively pain-free. “I was going to get another cameo on my left foot of another Deadwood character so they would match and be a set. But I have not been able to convince myself to do this because the first time around was so horrible.” Even after the tattoo was done, her foot was so swollen that she couldn’t walk for a week.
Chrisette Michele has a portrait of Audrey Hepburn from her iconic role as Holly Golightly in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She later updated the tattoo to include a baroque-style frame.
Chrisette was so enamored with Audrey that she released a mixtape entitled “Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation” in 2012. She explained “I was in love with her movies and her humanitarian efforts. I was in love with her style, I was in love with her whole entire vibe which really spoke to me. My mom had always sung her songs when I was young. So I just wanted to capture whatever I could of Audrey Hepburn for myself.”
In July 2012 Jacqui got a tattoo of female hands holding a vintage microphone. The tattoo is located on the front of her left thigh and the image is contained in a swirly frame. It was done by artist Dan ‘DMUG‘ at Red Lotus Tattoo in Lansdale, PA. (more…)
Sammi Doll has a tattoo on the back of her left upper arm with a scene from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The tattoo is in an oval frame and it’s done in an artistic style that looks like a painting. Alice is painting red roses white.