|Living Dead Girl Nicole with friends Janet & Rasha on Janet’s big day!|
This tattoo represents how art has always been my release, my escape from the real world, my passion and my savior. Even as a child, art is what got me through so many of the fast, curve balls life threw my direction. Art not only got me through a lot of pain but it also kept me passionate and made me feel I was worth something. I am blessed to have been given a talent that has a healing type of power that comes along with it. I really feel it is what has kept me sane (well depending on how you define sane. He He). I am very happy to have gotten this tattoo as I venture into saying “in my 30’s”. It’s a reminder of where I have come from, who I am and what has helped me get here. It is a reminder that when life gives you lemons…. color them!
|Art Heals – Crayon Tattoo on Living Dead Girl Nicole’s lower arm
Tattoo Artist – Ken Culver
|Sheri Moon Zombie and Me in 2006 after a Rob Zombie show!|
As many of you already know from the many posts I am a huge Sheri Moon Zombie fan.. well Sheri has recently revamped her Total Skull clothing site (I feature a banner to her site on the right side bar under links I recommend).. and featured some fan tattoos.. my Pin Up Girl version of Baby Firefly holding a knife that is on my leg (tattoo by Ken Culver) is one of them!!
Are you a Tattoo inspired artist on Etsy??? Then join my new Etsy Team Inked Etsy!!! No weird commitment rules!! All you have to do is just have 3 items in your shop at all times that are tattoo related These items just need to be tagged InkedEtsy to show up in the team search! That simple! So get your ink on and join here!!!
And for those you readers that enjoy my tattoo inspired art work make sure the next time your on Etsy to put InkedEtsy in the search bar to find all the great items this team has to offer. More items to come of course as this team is brand new!!
Well in tribute of the LA Ink season finale I figured I would feature this portrait I drew of Kat Von D a few years back!! I have always admired Kat for her unique style and awesome down to earth fun personality. I think she is beyond stunning and a great example of how you can be a beautiful woman even if you are covered in the edginess of tattoos. And well as we all know that is right up my alley since I myself am heavily tattoo’d.
Back when I drew this Kat use to have an email address posted on her site and I emailed the picture to her and this was the response she sent me.
From: Kat Von D
To: “Nicole Birmingham”
Date: Monday, April 7, 2008, 10:57 PM
Hey Nicole,Thank you so much for the rad fanart. I love it!
Kat Von D
I remember the day I opened my email and my jaw dropped.. because I remember an episode of LA Ink back in the day where she was trying to make time in her schedule to answer her fan email so I knew it was a response from her. Now of course she uses Twitter to stay in touch with fans. But the awesome thing about it is that she makes the time for her fans!!
Do you also admire Mrs Kat Von D? Want a print of this portrait I did of her?? Well your in luck because prints are available in my Etsy shop HERE!!!
And are you like Kat and love wearing gold???
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New section in my Etsy shop………Dead Girl Ink Decay.. that’s right.. tattoo inspired goodies for you pin up tattoo’d ghouls out there!
I decided since I am heavily inked and loved the art form of tattoos .. why not do some tattoo inspired decay for other people who also appreciate the art form.
You can find them here!!!
More coming soon!! So make sure you bookmark or “heart” my shop!!
Tattoo Your Soul!