Jocelyn Smith

I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading; you can read it on my skin

How many tattoos do you have?

25

Any you'd like to share specifics on?

I add to my canvas regularly and believe that every experience in my life can be apart of me forever. My tattoos are ever evolving and are rarely planned long term. I add as I go.

What's your favorite tattoo?

My arm sleeve is my favorite. Each piece on my sleeve has a story to tell. My favorite piece within my sleeve is a lion/day of the dead girl with a crown to represent me. I am a Leo and my own queen. It also has a time piece. The hands are missing and the numbers go counter clockwise to represent my independance and free will; my own direction if you will.

What was your first tattoo, and is there a story behind it?

My first tattoo was a small rose on my ankle. I was 16 and wanted a tattoo so bad. The only way I could get one without oarebrsl consent was to be 18. I set out on a mission and managed to create myself a fake photo identification. So that I did. There wasn't a tattoo studio in the small town I lived in so I traveled 2 hours to the nearest city to start my canvas. That's where my story began...

Any idea what you'll get next?

A unicorn to represent my freedom with a girl hiding behind a mask. This represents the many masks I wear to deal with my chronic depression and anxiety. The mask of hidden mental illness