She had a bunch of tattoos, and shared this, her Lucky Cat:
This is a version of the traditional Japanese maneki-neko cat.
Annika explained, "I studied economics and, in Asia, everybody has [the maneki-neko cat] in their shops for business prosperity." She added, "for me it’s just like having a career and being lucky at what I do and loving my job."
When I asked why the cat is holding a sign that says "No Pain No gain," Annika replied, "because sometimes you just have to work hard to earn what you deserve ."
Annika hails from Germany and I asked why she had the phrase in English. She modestly replied, "Because it doesn’t sound that good in German … I used to live in England and California, so I really like English … I have [tattoos in] English and French and hardly any German lettering."
This cool cat was tattooed by Andrik at Farbenpracht Tattoo in Munich, Germany.
Thanks to Annika for sharing her maneki-neko with us on Tattoosday!
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