Office Style: Tattoos Round 2

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Since I started at Free People, I’ve been noticing many cool tattoos around the office. I’m personally a big fan of body art – I think it’s a creative way of self expression, just one’s personal style. For this week in office style I wanted to show you all some of the cool tats I’ve been seeing on the Free People ladies. It was really fun hearing everyone’s story and why they chose to get their certain tattoo.

This intricate piece depicts a vestal virgin, the solar system, the sun, and a tree. Vestal virgin were powerful holy female priests in the Roman Empire. Apparently, they were something like witches. The bottom half where the solar system is depicted shows each planet, and it’s actual placement in orbit relative to the other planets. So cool!

Her middle name is based off of the Hindi word “sattvic” which means purity and harmonious balance in the world. On her middle finger she also has a lotus flower which is also representative of life and purity. I love how peaceful this tattoo is.

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She based her tattoo off of album artwork from Incubus -  It was drawn by the drummer Jose Pasillas in the band. She changed the eye in the center by replacing it with her grandfather’s eye. The idea is that he’s always with her and watching over her.

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A feather to represent her last name which means “to write” (the feather is supposed to be like a quill). After she got engaged and would be changing her last name she and her brother decided to go and get the same thing. (my brother and I both have matching tattoos too!)

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All of her tattoos are drawings by a friend of hers who lives in Brooklyn. I love the idea of putting a piece of one of your friends on you.

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This tree is based off of a necklace that she and her mother always wear. It’s “their little family tree.”

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When back packing through Thailand with her friends, they would always draw mustaches on their fingers and take pictures. Afterward, they all decided to get tattoos so that they would always be, “mustache photo ready.” Each has a different style mustache.

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This is a word that she made up which is a combination of the words “god” and “given.” She said that if she ever has her own line one day that’s what it will be called.

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Tiffany -June 9, 2011, 4:13PM

Love the feather one

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Anonymous -June 9, 2011, 5:30PM

im in love with the first one!!!

j -June 9, 2011, 5:31PM

im in love with the 1st one!!!

rose24 -June 9, 2011, 5:32PM

The fish is actually from an incubus album

Jack -June 9, 2011, 6:07PM

Loving the middle finger tat, badass!,

Reina -June 9, 2011, 6:26PM

this was a really fascinating post, hearing about all their tattoos!!!
i dont have any (yet) but since every tattoo has a story i ALWAYS wonder about someones tattoo when i see one.

Taylor -June 9, 2011, 7:13PM

This was really fun to look at. I really love the first tattoo, so much detail!

Taylor -June 9, 2011, 7:20PM

I love tattoos also! When I am older, I think i may get a small one on my wrist or something! :) They are very creative and personal!
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Becca -June 9, 2011, 7:26PM

this is a great post. really interesting that they all have black & grey tattoos and only one with color.

Kate -June 9, 2011, 9:47PM

The fish one is actually Incubus, not Nirvana. Brandon Boyd drew it. I love it though!

Vivian -June 9, 2011, 10:49PM

Hey! I believe you mean Vestal Virgin for the first one. They were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth and home, and guarded her hearth at her Temples in ancient Rome.

Jessica T -June 9, 2011, 11:55PM

I LOVE the first girl’s tattoo, it’s amazing.

Anette -June 10, 2011, 2:00AM

The first one is amazing. So different! I really like the rest of them too:)

Jenna -June 10, 2011, 4:34AM

Love the mustache story.

the lovely harbour -June 10, 2011, 9:49AM

Awesome! THanks for sharing!! I loved the Tattoo session round 1 that you shared; it’s great to see all the creativity in a second round too!

B. in the Know -June 10, 2011, 10:23AM

I love the fact that there are so many beautiful tattoos in your office. It makes me think – I should find a new office to work in where my tattoos may be more enjoyed – not that I have them for others, but it would be nice to share stories of why we each got what we did.
Much love,
B

Natalie -June 10, 2011, 10:24AM

LOVE the vestal virgin tattoo- amazing. I think it’s wonderful that FP allows its employees to show off their self expression and artistic beauty. If only more companies would follow suit <3

Caitlin -June 10, 2011, 10:36AM

Where is the office style tattoos take 1?

Kara Hand -June 10, 2011, 10:54AM

I have the same koi fish tattoo (image 3 from the top) but I got mine from Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas.

fp jemma -June 10, 2011, 11:25AM

hey Caitlin, here is the link to the office style tattoos take 1

http://blog.freepeople.com/2011/01/office-tattoo-style/

:)

Andrea -June 10, 2011, 12:33PM

I love the first tattoo especially but might want to make a quick correction: It’s “vestal” virgin. “Vestigial” means sort of left over or degenerate/under-developed.

Cindy -June 13, 2011, 3:54PM

Those are sweet tats, everytime I see one I feel the pain of the person getting it….

Anonymous -March 13, 2012, 12:40AM

lol, “goven”

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