Oh, good God. These tattoo submissions keep getting better every week. This week is from Lyrix, a photographer in Afro-punk's hometown, Brooklyn, NY. Lyrix, who admits to being a tattoo addict, currently has eight tattoos, the sickest one is the latest addition of a Heineken bottle. Check out this week's feature and don't forget to e-mail us your tattoo images to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on Afropunk.com.
Tattoo of the Week: More Heineken, Please
Who are you?
Park Slope, Brooklyn NY
Photographer & Personal Assistant
Very hard to choose, but my latest means the most. It's a Heineken Bottle on the back of my upper left arm.
When and where did you get it?
I got it 3 weeks ago, so around mid September. Home visit, went over to the artists house for a laid back tattoo session.
What does it mean to you?
Heineken was my mother's favorite beer, she passed away 6 years ago. For me it's more than just a memory tattoo, every time i look at it it makes me smile.
How old were you when you got your first tattoo?
I was 17 years old, the week before High School Graduation. Wanted one so bad and refused to wait for it.
What is the biggest misconception people have about you because of your tattoos?
They automatically think of me as a rebel (sort of am) with negative ambitions. They think that I'm not thinking about the long term, "is she thinking about being able to get a job...". There are deff a lot of misconceptions by people who just don't like tattoos, it happens.
Why should we feature your tattoo?
I think you should feature my tattoo(s) because to me it's a form of an art. I'm one for spreading art, showcasing it to as many as you can. Maybe then we can change people's perception on tattooing, showcasing it for the beauty that it really holds.
Do you have a particular tattoo artist you go to?
Usually I skip around and have been to a lot of artists, but my recent tattoo has got me hooked on Hrukti from Brooklyn.
Have you ever received a tattoo under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
No, was purely on a natural high : ]
Do you regret any tattoos you have?
No, all my tattoos mean something to me. They are symbols of my experiences, somewhat holding a spiritual extension to myself.
Are you a tattoo addict?
I deff am, plan on finishing both my arms (full sleeves), my chest. Also plan on starting my calfs and my back, so yea it's an addiction.