Those of you who follow our blog on a regular basis will probably recognize our team member, Cat. You might remember her getting funky with some cocktail rings, showing off her dark side with a perfectly poisoned apple, or being pierced in front of the camera with a wonderful smile.
What you might not recognize though, is her lovely new tattoo. When you take a look, don’t be confused; this tattoo isn’t finished. It seems as though the plan is to fill in this stunning array of flowery blooms with shades of purple, ranging from lavenders and violets, to a pinkish tone. The thing is, our fabulous friend isn’t in any huge hurry.
While she may subscribe to a retro rockabilly type fashion sense that could be commonly recognizable, our Cat is truly a one-of-a-kind gal, and many things about her look are incredibly unique. Every mod she gets has special meaning, like her recent Monroe piercing, lovingly perforated in honor of one of her idols, Marilyn Monroe. Or her long-standing nose piercing, made with a safety pin and pure adrenaline when she was just 14 years old (certainly not recommended). And if you look very closely, you’ll notice that this new set of ink actually covers an old one, bearing a poetic phrase (quoted by the way, from cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show) that our resident sweetheart plans to get re-inked in a larger size.
So Cat waits, with an almost zen-like patience that can only be derived from the acceptance that, like life, the decoration of the human body is a constant work in progress, another step towards completion. With every new addition, the skin is less altered than made whole. And just like the person it’s a part of, it will continue to grow and change, picking up new scars along the way, each more memorable than the last.