I met Richelle last fall near Bowling Green in lower Manhattan. She had some really cool black and gay work, like this portrait of her dog, Murphy:
She referred to Murphy as her "little soulmate" and was happy to wear him on her arm.
She also shared this cool creature:
That is a Jackalope, which is a "mythical creature" that she associates with her childhood. Richelle added that she always "hoped [it] was real" and that it was "my version of a unicorn."
Richelle credited her artist, Anka Lavriv (@anka.tattoo) from Black Iris Tattoo (@black_iris_tattoo) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with her work.
I love how the myth of the Jackalope lives on in her ink!
Thanks to Richelle for sharing her cool tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!
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