By Amanda Wolfe
"Even as a little girl I liked tattoos. I clearly remember the first one I ever saw: I was 5 and noticed a guy with a lot of tattoos. Someone told me not to be afraid and I thought, "Why would I be afraid, that's the coolest thing I've ever seen!" So my mermaid tattoo, inspired by illustrations from classic children's books like Peter Pan, was probably destined to happen. I've always loved that mermaids represent a whimsical connection between animals and humans, so this is my way of capturing some of that magic and having it with me every day."