A WOMAN is choosing a tattoo design that is deeply meaningful on a personal level from the ones pinned up on the wall of the tattooists.
Emma Bradford, aged 22, would prefer to work closely with an artist to come up with a unique design but flies to Ibiza in less than a fortnight so just does not have time.
She said: “What I’ll do is get the tattoo first and work my life around it.
“It’s very important that people look at me as someone who has a tattoo, but I don’t want just a butterfly or a star. I’ve got depths.
“Ideally it’d be something that evokes the spirit of my ancestors, like a Maori sleeve, except my grandparents are from Basingstoke.
“Maybe I’m going around this backwards. I mean if I get a Metallica tattoo, that’ll really incentivise me to get into them.”
Tattoo artist Wayne Hayes said: “After five minutes conversation, we’ve decided the design that really sums Emma up is this one.
“It’s called ‘Unknown squiggles – probably Arabic’.”