The Tattoo Files

October 18, 2013

I am inaugurating today a new feature on the blog –  about real people with tattoos.

Emma is a talented photographer whom I met when both attended the Blogcademy blogging seminar and I was immediately fascinated by her tattoos (and her hair colour!). Good thing it didn’t take much convincing to be featured, so you all get to see her fab body art. I shot some pictures and sent her a few questions. I hope you enjoy this.

Name, Age, Location

My name is Emma North, I’m 31 years old and live in sunny Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland.

When did you get your first tattoo and what was it?

My first tattoo was when I had just turned 18, it was a weird lily kinda thing on my shoulder but it now looks like a yucky blob so I will need to get it reworked at some point.

Which one is your favourite?

My favourite tattoo….. that’s a tricky one but it is probably my nightmare before christmas full sleeve as my son Jack (the pumpkin king) loves the film (so do I) and because Tim Burton partly inspired me to attend art school.

Do you have any that you regret? (If so, why?)

I don’t regret any of my tattoos as they are part of me and who I was at the time I got them… like a visual walking diary.

Any plans for acquiring more art?

I have lots of plans for new ink in the future but I would really like to get a compass on my chest with the north pointing towards my heart for my husband… as our surname is North.

Places where you can find Emma: website Fairytale Asylum ,facebooktwitter ,instagram 


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  • Reply ella October 18, 2013 at 06:27

    Such beautiful artwork! After seeing so much bad press on awful TV programmes such as My Tattoo Addiction recently it’s so refreshing to see the wonderful illustration people are adorning themselves with. I love my colourful Chiho Aoshima inspired sleeve and can’t wait to get the other one started which will be of my own design *bites nails.(may be some time it’s an expensive hobby!) Love the ears too!

  • Reply Vix October 18, 2013 at 06:57

    That is gorgeous, a true work of art. x

  • Reply ariane October 18, 2013 at 14:33

    I love tattoos on others – Lots of work and time – A work of art
    Marvelous on a young person, i think, as you get older, I don’t know, it might go places you didn’t know existed on your body…just a thought Sara…

  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen October 20, 2013 at 13:17

    Beautiful artwork! I’m still deciding on where I want my 3rd tattoo. Yeah I take ages deciding, it will be with me forever so no use rushing. I usually get my tattoos in places where I know they are, are visible to me & visible to others if I decide. Bet you didn’t even notice my most visible one! XXX

  • Reply ollieotson October 26, 2013 at 14:43

    i LOVE this new feature! want more 😀

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