Megan Massacre got her first tattoos when she was 18 years old. She started studying the art of tattooing before she had any tattoos of her own, so she gave herself these tattoos on her leg to practice her skills.
“When I was learning, I actually tattooed some of my leg,” she told KTNV. “These aren’t very good! But this is when I first started tattooing, I had to practice on myself. And if you can imagine this, my leg is up on an armrest and I’m trying to reach down here to tattoo. That’s why it’s not finished…It’s a little difficult because you need two hands to tattoo.”
She hadn’t gotten any tattoos before because she wasn’t sure what she wanted. However her boss pressured her by saying that she needed to have tattoos in order to be a tattoo artist.
The tattoo is a cheetah woman drawn in an anime style. “At the time, when I was 18, I really loved anime and I was really into video games. And I have to say 10 years later, I’m not so sure I love anime anymore.” Instead of finishing the bottom of the tattoo, she has the character coming out of an oil lamp like a genie.