Janice is an amazing mama and works in an administrative position for a large hotel chain, but would love to be a stay at home mom. Having always worked in the hospitality business she has run the gamut of needing to hide her tattoos to being able to show them freely. Who doesn't like a great bartender with awesome body art?
Janice's father took her to get her first tattoo at 16. He signed her up to get a beautiful purple dragonfly between her shoulder blades done by an artist named Spider at a "hole in the wall" biker tattoo shop. Her father remarks that he's the one who inspired her to get many many tattoos and loves her just the same for it! Janice says "Although I've received lots of criticism over my tattoos, my family and friends really embraced that they were a big part of my personality and how I expressed myself. They always loved the work my tattoo artist did." Now that's full on support.
Janice's favorite tattoo is of a Capuchin monkey on her forearm as it's her favorite animal. This particular tattoo kicked off her beautiful floral/jungle themed sleeve. Janice does not limit herself to a particular number of tattoos. If the feeling arises, she will return to her beloved artist, Rampy Vivian, to get more. Janice has more than 6 tattoos-her full sleeve, one on her foot, her forearm, her stomach, inside lip, and middle of her back. On her upper arm has a hand holding a bleeding heart representing "always wearing my heart on my sleeve." And she has a horned chameleon on her outer forearm, "representing my personality and how I am ever changing and can adapt to any situation I'm in."
Janice's daughter Tessa (who was 11 months old when we took the photos and is now 2 year old!) loves her mommy's tattoos. Janice often finds her drawing on her own arm so that her and mommy can match. In Janice's own words, the best part of being a mom is "the unconditional love that you feel for your child, and knowing that you'd do anything for them. It's indescribable and makes you feel like Superwoman."