Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday Ink: Punk Rawk Purl

I am so happy to introduce you to one of my favorite bloggers/twitter pals: 
Tammy of Punk Rawk Purl!

Where did you get your ink done? I have been tattooed by 3 different artists over the last 20 years. (dear god that makes me sound old!) Most of my work was done by Chris Conn who retired from the tattoo industry about 5 years ago. My most recent work was done by Jason McAfee at Freddy Corbin's Temple Tattoo in Downtown Oakland CA.
What got you into tattoos to begin with? When I was a kiddo my favorite Uncle was heavily tattooed. He was a cool guy with a successful life, a role model to his family & career... not what people thought of when they pictured the "Tattooed Man". I grew up always knowing that I too wanted to have a whole bunch of tattoos, they looked really cool, & they carried stories & memories.
 Do your tattoos have any stories attached to them? I got my first tattoo(s), 20 years ago. They are on the inside of my right forearm, a trio of simple black Egyptian icons, as a kid I was bonkers for Egyptology & never grew tired of the imagery. I still recall the exact outfit that I was wearing while getting those tattoos. They are not my favorite any longer, but I do not regret them... not one teeny bit. Then there is my knuckle tattoos! I am fascinated with font & typography in general. I could spend days searching & playing on font websites. So naturally I am obsessed with words on skin. You can expect to see more words tattooed into my flesh.
Do you have a favorite tattoo? I couldn't choose a favorite tattoo. I imagine it would be like asking a parent which child is their favorite. I do know that I am still super smitten with my knuckle tattoos. They make me smile everyday.

Want to know more about this awesome tattooed and crafty lady? Check her out at these links:


I don't know about all of you, but my favorite is her knuckle tattoo's for sure! Bad ass babe! Stay tuned next week for more tattooed goodness. Peace, love and pickles!

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  1. Thank you so much for this lovely feature! ❤

  2. I love Tammy's ink, too! I just took a bunch of pics but here's one of my faves.

  3. I love tattoos and these are so pretty! :) And what a rockin' lady she is! I'm going to pop over to her blog now!

    xxx mervi

  4. What a great post!

    Tammy has more tattoo's that I realized, They are AWESOME! :)