Marilyn Monroe is a pretty popular figure to see tattooed on people. Clicking here will show you this, as well as every other post on Tattoosday that features a Marilyn Monroe tattoo. In the popularity contest, she wins by a mile.
It was with great pleasure that, a couple weeks back, one of my co-workers, Mary, got on the elevator at the end of the day, and the first thing I noticed was this fresh Marilyn Monroe tattoo, peering up at me from her right foot:
Of course, I had to ask Mary about this tattoo. Our exchange follows:
Tattoosday: Why’d you get Marilyn on your foot?
Mary: Anybody who knows me can answer that question. I love Marilyn and I wanted to put it in a spot that can showcase it without being on my forearm or my face or my neck and it seems to be a hit where it is.
Tattoosday: This is your first Marilyn tattoo?
Mary: Well, if you don’t count the mole I have. A tattoo of a mole.
Tattoosday: Oh, so that’s not a real mole?
Tattoosday: So who is the artist?
Mary: It’s a shop that everyone in my neighborhood goes to, it’s called Eddie's Ink on Myrtle Avenue in Queens…I guess he has a following because he just moved from Brooklyn to Queens and everybody recommended him . . . it’s not like it’s in a spot that I can cover up, unless it’s winter, so I wanted to make sure it was a good job and he went online and I told him exactly what I wanted and he found a couple of pictures and we ended up settling on this one. I didn’t want color, I just wanted black…”.
I alluded to the popularity of the Marilyn tattoo at the beginning of the post. That said, I have to commend Mary on her originality, as I hadn’t seen one like this before. Thanks go to her for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!
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