A small fishing boat with a koi fish tattoo on its hull was one of the more unusual tattoos for a Miss Fisher tattoo to be featured in an article published today in the Australian Journal of Tattoo and Related Art.
The artist, who has worked with Miss Fisher and is known for her work with other famous artists, said the tattoo was inspired by her childhood memories of seeing the sea as a child and that it reflected the human heart.
“I remember swimming on the water, I remember seeing the ocean and the ocean was filled with people,” she said.
“My mother and I would always take a few laps around the beach.
I’d swim in the water and just look out over the ocean, I’d look out to sea and see the sea and the sea was filled.””
And then I think, what about when I was a child I’d go out on the beach, I would get my fish tattooed on my arm, and then I would see the people out there and they would be smiling, and I just wanted to take that to another level and show them that the sea is filled with joy, and it’s all around us.”‘
I’m not a tourist’When she started out she was asked to do the tattoos because of her experience as a Miss Fishing champion, but she had no idea how to do them.
“At first I was very nervous, because I was so young, and at that age I’m a little bit scared,” she explained.
“But I did it anyway.
I went out and I did a few tattoos, and one of them was on my neck, and the people around me, they were so proud, they all were so happy.””
But then I got really, really nervous because I didn’t know what to do with it, so I started thinking about the sea.””
I went out, and a bunch of other people were swimming around, and they were saying, ‘I’m so happy, I just want to see your tattoo’, and I thought, ‘no, I’m not that girl, I don’t want to get it, I want to do it myself’.”
The tattoo is a tribute to Miss Fisher, who had a history of getting in trouble with the law, but was a champion of young people in her day.
“It was a little strange at first, I was like, ‘oh, I guess this is where it all starts’, and then a couple of years later, it’s like, oh my God, it was so good.”
The tattoo has inspired the artist to make more, and she has even been asked to create new ones for others.
“So I just started drawing them and then the next day I got a call from my agent, and he was like: ‘you should come to Melbourne and do the same thing’.”
And so that’s what I did, I went and did the same tattoo on all of the people that I’d ever had in my life.””
So that’s the way I want the tattoo to look.
I don, however, want the word Miss Fisher to be on the tattoo.
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