I met Amy one day a few weeks back, outside of Madison Square Garden.
She estimates she has spent about 36 hours being tattooed, and that her body is "a work in progress".
She offered up this tattoo on her left arm, which is a modified version of a classic Sailor Jerry design:
The original concept is your basic naval tattoo design, with the "Stewed, Screwed, and Tattooed" slogan:
This piece has been elongated, with a few flowers added for that feminine touch, and the banner "1 Life" is inserted as a nod to the shop where she had this done.
This, along with most of her work, was tattooed by Branden Noetzel at 1 Life Tattoo in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Amy, who is a make-up artist by trade, also has the knuckle tattoos that read B-O-O-K W-O-R-M. I would have shot them for my friends over at KnuckleTattoos.com, but she's already on the site (see them clearly here). So, she offered up her two foo dogs (inked on her hands for protection) instead:
Thanks to Amy for sharing her great tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!
Welcome to another installment of the Tattooed Poets Project!
This will be our sixth April celebrating National Poetry Month with a month full of tattooed poets’ work – both written and corporeal. Every day this month at 3:00 AM EDT, we will post a tattoo (or two) belonging to a poet, along with a sample of their work. Because interest has been unprecedented this
year, most days we will post TWO poets, with the second one appearing at 3:00 PM EDT. If you are a published poet interested in contributing, we will be featuring additional tattooed poets weekly, starting in May, or you can volunteer now for 2015. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. And please, everyone, enjoy April on Tattoosday and thank you for visiting!