I am so excited to be sharing our very first Featured Tattoo Mom interview! Casey is someone that I have had the pleasure of meeting in person when she moved across the country to start her tattoo apprenticeship. Now that she’s gone we keep in touch on Facebook and I’m so glad to have her as the VERY FIRST Featured Tattooed Mom on the Tattooed Moms Club blog!!
Tell us about your kids?
I have 3 kids. They’re 9, 6, and 4. A girl and 2 boys. They are Marley, Lyall, and Liam. They are extremely outspoken and adventurous. Never a dull moment.
How do your kids feel about your tattoos?
They think they’re like stickers. The ones I don’t have finished they enjoy coloring in with markers lol
What about your kids’ friends?
I’m the colorful mom. Between the way that I dress and extensive hair choices lol I’m a spectacle.
What is your parenting style?
Open book. Come talk to me. Tell me when something is wrong and we’ll fix it. I’m a single parent, and the time they spent living with their father left a lot of emotional scars. I can’t expect my kids to be better than the example I give them. So day by day it gets better and better. We live on a good amount of land so sending them out for lizard chasing and bunny searching is a good distraction from getting stuck on their Super Nintendo (I keep the video games old school)
What is the biggest lesson parenting has taught you?
Patience. Remembering that this tiny human is doing all these things for the first time. Every thing that seems so minuscule and simple is brand new and sketchy for them. I think we forget this is all new. It’s a lot more fun when you remember that part. Every experience is a new adventure.
Have you ever faced any discrimination due to being a tattooed mom? What happened?
I get wonderful looks and stares at any school function. I can tell the staff assume my children won’t be well behaved or intelligent. My face is tattooed and I plan on covering the rest of my neck so I’m sure it’ll get even better. What I have to me feels like not enough. However I’ve been turned away from multiple jobs due to them saying my look is too extreme. Or I’ve had to cover tattoos with make up and band aids.
Tell us about your tattoos. Who did them and do you have a favorite one?
It’s so hard to pick a favorite. I’ve had amazing artists from all over put their work on me. Most recently I’ve been working with Edd Word. He’s the owner of Bad Apple Tattoo in Las Vegas and he’s absolutely amazing. He did a beautiful seashell on my face, as well as the Seal of Bethmoora on my stomach and my current favorite, Love Killed Me piece on my neck. The raven kills it; I adore his work. I have awesome new school calf pieces by my favorite brothers, Scott and Kevin Cutlip. On my forearm I have a neo traditional piece by Corey Wesley Mackenzie as well. The start of my work and first few pieces were done by the amazing John Artist. The person who originally brought me into the world of tattooing. He did my first three tattoos in a 3 day span back in 2006.
How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I was 16. It was just before Christmas. Literally like the day before Christmas Eve. I got a devil cherub on my shoulder.
What is your favorite hobby?
I love to crochet, and I read a lot. I just started gardening and I plan on refurbishing a chicken coop.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what would the name of your color be and how would you describe it?
GlasSea. It would be like deep blue with an interesting twist of green to it. Like the glass that gets softened by the sea.
Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your story with us, Casey!! We’re happy to have you as part of the Moms Club!! All featured moms are part of the “Moms Club” and you can find all of their posts in the Moms Club category. Get to know the moms in the club – they’re all amazing!
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