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Drawing Strength From Tattoos

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"I've always been a fan of  old carnival culture. The dichotomy between the 1920s/30s women and the artwork on their skin is beautiful," musician Seventy Jane told us. "I want to use my body as a canvas and let different people express their art on it."

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"I like being a work of art."

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"I'm a quiet person. Outside it doesn't seem that way. Sometimes I tend to stay in more than I like to because I get exhausted with everyone staring at me."

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"I Want to Believe" X-Files tattoo.

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"'Fail again. Fail better' speaks specifically to a very traumatic experience I had earlier in the year. It's a Samuel Beckett quote from Worstward Ho: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.' "

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Buffy and Angel tattoo.

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"Like anybody else, I suffer from a lot of insecurities. I have terrible body issues. There are days when I look in the mirror and say, 'Holy shit, I have a lot of tattoos.' Then I remember that I can draw strength from them."

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  • Emalynne

    Such a babe! x

  • Wow, she is stunning, her art is beautiful! I'm sure ppl stare because she looks amazing!

  • atl

    beautiful!

  • Jayanti

    Beautiful lady!

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