In total, I have 11 tattoos. I enjoy getting inked because I’m an artist and I think of my body as my canvas. I like to fill my canvas with colorful images I love, and I do it without any regrets.
On Megan’s left arm: This is a drawing I worked on when I was in Iraq. It was originally a drawing of a hand grenade surrounded by symbols that are meaningful to me. When I took the drawing to an artist, he recreated it to better fit my arm. Some of the symbols included in this tattoo are an om, the phoenix, a heart, the healing snakes, the third eye, the rising sun, the peace symbol and the yin-yang. This piece, and all of its symbols, express my experience in the military, in Iraq, and the support I got from friends and family. On her chest: This piece is a coverup (a bad tattoo experience in Korea). I originally had two nautical stars on my collar bones. In 2009, I came to Lowell Ink and told Eric I wanted a heart on my chest. We designed this piece together, with his artistic ability and my emotions. It resembles the Claddagh, but zombified — before zombies were popular. I wanted roses because they’re a symbol of love.