tattoo of the week: wolf & sword… and paws!

April 20, 2011

Meet AP member Binky B, 28-year-old, 20 tattoos and counting! Binky explains the symbolism and stories behind some of her tats… and why she ended up having one of them covered!


Who are you?
I’m Binky Brown.


Oakland, CA.

I work with animals.

Number of tattoos
About 20.

Favorite one
My back tattoo of the wolf and sword.

When and where did you get it?
I got it in Seattle, Wa when I was 18.

What does it mean to you?
It symbolized strength and my love and connection with wolves and the additional paw prints are to symbolize my daughter.

How old were you when you got your first tattoo?
I got my first tattoo in San Mateo, CA on my 18th birthday. It’s a raven which symbolized the courage to enter darkness based on a Native American mythology.

Why should we feature your tattoo?
I should be featured because I love my tattoo and everyone who sees it loves it too. It’s original and I got it for all the right reasons and ten years later it is my 2nd tattoo and still my favorite!!

Do you have a particular tattoo artist you go to?
I don’t have a regular artist, yet.

Have you ever received a tattoo under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
I have never been drunk or high while getting tattooed.

Do you regret any tattoos you have?
I regretted one tattoo I got then immediately got it covered up by a better one.

Are you a tattoo addict?
I am a tattoo addict, if only I had more money. lol