ART + SOUL
SOUL ink: JENNA FIELDS
August 29, 2016
est Coast rockstar JENNA FIELDS shares the story behind her favorite ink, her plans for her next tattoo and more…
My first tattoo was a pair of pointe shoes my sister drew for me. It was for my intensive training as a dancer and also a tribute piece for my aunt Ilona, who was a prima ballerina.
King and Queen
My king and queen tattoo on my arm is a huge deal to me. My poppy passed away when I was a freshman in high school, and he was my rock. I got the king and queen because he played poker with my sister and I when we were ONLY three! We used to play with pennies. It's a really fun memory I have with him. Why the spade? Because he told me "it is what it is" and you call a spade a spade.
I just got “stay true” on my knuckles. When I was younger, I was bullied very badly. I was different, an old soul. I told myself back then that no matter what happened, I would make myself a safe space. If I couldn't feel that way in school, I would become what I needed! So this was a very emotional and cathartic piece for me as I've used this as my mantra throughout life.
On what’s next…
I am getting a tattoo with my soul mate very soon. It will be a fried egg in a pan. One morning as we were eating breakfast I looked up and said, “Waking up is actually harder then loving you,” and what I meant was waking up is so natural and so easy that we don't even think about it, we just wake up, so I finally realized that waking up was HARDER then loving this beautiful man who I moved across the country with! Bottom line: We are so in love and I wanted something stupid and simple to signify something so powerful.
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Photography by Jenna FIelds