Vanessa Heart

Beauty, Brains & Tattoos! Writer, Artist, Vintage Lover, Animal Lover, Tattoo Collector, Protagonist who wears my heart on my sleeve.

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What was your first tattoo?

I got my first tattoo when I turned 18 years old. I used to doodle in class all the time, and I thought long and hard about what I wanted my first tattoo to be. Vanessa means butterfly, so naturally I wanted that. And I have a big heart, and I’m full of passion, so I was inclined to get a flaming heart with butterflies surrounding it and my name below it.

Is it true that getting tattoos is addictive?

I would say that anyone with a love and appreciation of art would find tattoos addictive. Personally, I love incorporating works of art by talented artists into my flesh. I love coming up with ideas and collaborating with artists to create something unique and personalized that will be an everlasting piece of myself. Art is a part of my soul, and tattoos are a part of my flesh and therefore they are very addictive to me.

If you were voted Inked Magazine's cover girl, what would you do with $25,000?

I would say my first thing would be to get my sleeve finished. There are some things I’d love to add and finalize and create some new pieces to complete the look. After that I think I would either save the money for a down payment on a house, or I would purchase a vintage camper trailer. I have a dream to travel the states visiting every tiki bar in my very own camper trailer, and I think winning this competition would enable the adventurous explorer in me!