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tattoo of the week: cali’s fav prick, b. girad

August 11, 2010
She’s at 100 tattoos and counting, with no plans to stop any time soon. We found Britanie Girard for our tattoo of the week feature from a friend on Afropunk.com who was mesmerized by Britanie’s ink and beauty. And could you blame him? Originally from California, Britanie now lives in New York as a body piercer and tattoo shop manager. She is covered head to toe in ink, with full sleeves, and a chest tattoo that doubles saying loyalty and betrayal. For beauty and just pure awesomeness, this week Afro-punk features Miss Britanie for our tattoo of the week.


Don’t forget to send in your ink to whitney@afropunk.com to be featured!

Tattoo of the week: Cali’s favorite prick
Feature Britanie Girard


Who are you?
Im B.Girard…. cali’s favorite prick….


Digits

27

Location

Originally Los Angeles, but Queens NY

Occupation
I have many talents… but im a body piercer and tattoo shop manager!

Number of tattoos

theres no count on my tattoos, im currently working on my body suit! But if i have to give a number id say well over 100

Favorite one

my right arm is an egyptian sleeve and i love it to death…. but 2nd one would be my under arm tattoo of my voodoo doll

When and where did you get it?

i started on my arm sleeve when i was 20 years old, i got it from Speezy tattoo in the fairfax district of Los Angeles.

What does it mean to you?

it represents how i view myself and how i want others to view me… as a queen!

How old were you when you got your first tattoo?
i was 18 years old… my mom went with me and we got foot tattoos together! Mine was lady bug, she got a betty boop head

What is the biggest misconception people have about you because of your tattoos?

People always seem to assume that i get my tattoos for attention, or that i dont have a career or education! Its really unfair because i am very knowledgeable in my industry and within others. I worked a corporate job, i have a degree, and i have over 10 years experience in the tattooing & body piercing industry. I chose to cover my body because i love getting ink’d, i love the feeling, i love the out come, i love being able to express myself through my work.

Why should we feature your tattoo?
Well ummmmm because im awesome for one & because i think it would give your readers a lil something different

Do you have a particular tattoo artist you go to?

The owner of One Stroke Tattoo is the guy that does my work for now! His name is Derrick Verley, ya’ll should check him out too

Have you ever received a tattoo under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

I’ve smoked a spliff once or twice before getting tattooed, but its not to calm the nature it just cause i smoke 🙂

Do you regret any tattoos you have?

No because they are all done to remember one point of my life, so to regret my tattoos would be self hate & i love ME

Are you a tattoo addict?

Yeap and i simply love it
And remember, keep sending us your images to Whitney@afropunk.com. Thanks.

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