Welcome to Unsolicited Ink! My name is Julia and I have a serious passion and devotion to getting tattoos and being educated on the do’s and do not’s when it comes to getting tatted. Whether it be from what ink to use, maintenance and aftercare of your tattoos, what artist suits best for what person, to anything else that has to do with being a walking piece of art.
Personally I have 9 tattoos, though some are visible and some are not, I would like to share the significance of the few that I can and that have actual meanings behind them.
These were my first two that led me into my severe love of ink. MCDXII was the first which stands for 1412. Growing up I lived in my mother’s childhood home which was 1412 on our street. Now growing up there was a dream come true with a happy family, friends, neighbors, a dog, the whole nine yards when it comes to your regular suburban living. Unfortunately, at the age of eleven my father left my family with nothing thus forcing us to lose not only my childhood home, but my mother’s as well. I had it tattooed on me because of the significance it holds to my past.
“new again.” is actually a song from one of my favorite artists, Taking Back Sunday. The song goes on about having a new beginning and become a new person that is worth living for. I proceeded to get it done in order to represent my future as I see my house number as my past yet my other wrist to be a new person and to carry on for the rest of my life.
A few months after the first two were done I ended up in a severe car accident that changed my life forever. As my best friend and I were heading to get Christmas presents at the mall, my car spun out going 70 mph, we spun four times before flipping two and a half landing upside down on a guardrail. My friend walked out of the accident with one little cut as I suffered a bruised rib cage, sever concussion, and a lifetime of fear of driving. I was told that if we moved 3 more inches I would have for sure been announce D.O.A. and ever since then I have chosen to not take my life for granted. On the one year anniversary of the accident we got matching boat tattoos to represent the two of us continuing to sail through life and keep going on after almost losing it all.
Now this one’s meaning is not too long, but as it goes is everyone from my hometown of Belmar, NJ always gets a tattoo dedicated to the beach and how growing up near the coast line is very different than what anyone can expect. Instead of getting a conventional seashell I decided to get a trident to represent my love for the sea.
Now lastly out of the tattoos I am willing to share I have 3 glyph symbols across my other arms which are what dictate my life without being too blunt about it. In order they represent Create, Connect, and Protect. In my life I have created who I am and what I want to be, I connect with as many people as I can and is what I look forward to doing for the rest of my life and lastly I protect everything and everyone that I love from the horrors of the world.
From the few that I’ve shown, it is obvious that I went on the smaller scale for most of my tattoos. I am patiently waiting to continue filling in my body with more and more art work because sometimes the most destructive things are the most beautiful and that is exactly how I view tattoos. They are some of the worst pain and damage to the body but at the end of the day, after all of that pain leaves some of the most beautiful artwork I have ever seen and why not represent it on the canvas of my skin everyday!