Who,what, where

ON THEIR OWN BODY ART

Ottawa Magazine - - This City -

SARAH ROGERS “The tat­too on my neck was done by a great artist from Saska­toon, Craig Fen­rick. I come from a fam­ily with mil­i­tary history, and so I chose pop­pies to pay homage to them and have them close to my heart.” TIF­FANY THORN­TON (lower left im­age) “The artist who did my tat­too of the Grim Reaper on my leg is Jimmy Gobeil, owner of A Dark Cloud. We worked to­gether, I re­ally liked his work, and so I asked him to tat­too my leg. Didn’t re­ally mat­ter what — I had no specifics. Be­cause I’ve come up with a lot of ideas and draw­ings for oth­ers over the past 10 years, the last thing I want to do is de­sign my own. Takes the fun out of it. So we bounced some ideas off each other and ul­ti­mately that’s what he came up with.” RHONDA MUL­DER “Done by my ex­cel­lent co­worker Sarah Rogers. I as­so­ciate with foxes for a re­ally silly rea­son, my last name be­ing Mul­der ( X-Files). And I’ve just al­ways liked hobo im­agery even though I’m a to­tal home­body. I moved a lot as a kid, so I al­ways feel a lit­tle dis­con­nected from the type of so­ci­ety that stays in one place — al­ways look­ing for a place to call home but never quite find­ing it. But I don’t even re­ally like to travel!” KAYLIE SEAVER “This was done by my su­per-tal­ented co-worker Sa­man­tha Read. I had the idea to do a hand based on a self-por­trait of Frida Kahlo that shows her wear­ing a hand ear­ring. Frida is a big hero of mine, and the hand as a re­li­gious folk charm in Mex­i­can cul­ture rep­re­sents main­tain­ing the abil­ity to work with one’s hands, which I think is pretty ap­pro­pri­ate for me. I asked Sam to re­draw the im­age in a wood­cut black-work style be­cause it’s one of my favourite styles, and she pulled it off so del­i­cately and beau­ti­fully.”

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