Eve

I became interested in tattoos when I was still very young. I must’ve been 12 years old when I was browsing through a magazine called Suosikki and saw an article about the Finnish singer Ville Valo. I looked at his photos and thought “oh, his tattoos are so cool – I wish I had tattoos, … Continue reading Eve

Riikka (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Otin ensimmäisen tatuointini 18 vuotta sitten. Välillä minua huvittaa, kuinka ensimmäiset tatuointini edustavat juuri niitä teemoja, joita kaikki 2000-luvun alussa halusivat: on tribaalia, kiinalaisia merkkejä ja lohikäärmettä alaselässä. Siihen aikaan oli kuitenkin vielä juttu itsessään, että tatuointeja ylipäätään otti – niiden merkitys oli toissijaista. Tuohon aikaan naamani oli täynnä lävistyksiä ja pääni ajeltu siiliksi, ja … Continue reading Riikka (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Riikka

I got my first tattoo 18 years ago. Sometimes I find it funny that I have all the tattoo themes people wanted to have at the beginning of the ‘00s: tribal tattoos, Chinese characters and a dragon on my lower back. But during those days, it was a thing itself to even have tattoos – … Continue reading Riikka

Aaro

I came up with the idea of my first tattoo when I was 16 years old. Back then I wanted to get the tattoo on my forearm, and it would’ve been much smaller and made with black ink only. Eventually, I decided to get the tattoo on my chest, and instead of getting a small … Continue reading Aaro

Noora

I got my first tattoos at a young age: the first one when I was 13, the second one when I was 14 years old. My very first tattoo was a black widow spider on my shoulder blade. I got the tattoo together with my best friend after my dad gave me permission. The pain … Continue reading Noora

Meri

I’ve always felt like an outsider. I was born in Porvoo, Southern Finland, but we moved to Lapland when I was 10 years old. Our new home was in a small village where everyone knew each other and people belonged to their own cliques. Suddenly I was in a situation where I talked different, my … Continue reading Meri

Elisabet

I really got interested in alternative looks during my teenage years. Up to a certain age, I was an ordinary girl with blonde hair, but then I started to feel I want to express myself with my appearance. I was fascinated by different kinds of body modifications but still wanted to keep my own looks … Continue reading Elisabet

Jessi (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Jollain tavalla ajatus tatuointien ottamisesta alkoi itää päässäni jo ala-asteella. Ihailin tatuoituja ihmisiä ja minusta tuntui, että tatuoinnit voisivat olla olennainen osa myös omaa tyyliäni. Yksi ihailemistani ihmisistä oli oma tätini, jolla oli paljon tatuointeja. Hän on aina ollut minulle eräänlainen roolimalli. Kun olin täyttänyt 18 ja päässyt ylioppilaaksi, päätin ottaa ensimmäisen tatuointini. Ensimmäisen tatuoinnin … Continue reading Jessi (Suomeksi/In Finnish)