Veronique Andrews

Married to my best friend, mother of 3 beautiful children, and addicted to tattoos. Most girls want diamonds and fancy things but I’m not most girls. It’s not about keeping up with the Jones for me, it’s about the next art work going on my body. There’s a story behind all my work and I’m happy to share it with everyone that asks.

How many tattoos do you have?

50

Any you'd like to share specifics on?

My left sleeve is about my past life, I truly believe everyone has one and my was about the sea. I created a scenery above and below the ocean. My right sleeve is about my family, lucky, peace, and my story doesn’t end just here. My back pieces are mostly family flowers, good and evil side of myself, and once it’s completely done I’ll have a fairy tale story in the background. The cancer sign symbolizes a very close friend of my fighting her battle with brain cancer, I also have two other tattoos that represent our friendship. My grandfathers memorial piece is on my thigh and every other piece on my lower half of my body have a story that isn’t done yet.

What's your favorite tattoo?

I wouldn’t say I have a favourite because I love every piece I’ve put on my body. But, if I had to choose a piece it would be my grandfather’s memorial one. My king, forever in my heart.

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

My very first tattoo, that is now covered, was done when I was a teen. I’ll never forget that day, sitting in the arena, a sowing needle, some thread, ink, and away I went. So unsanitary but I didn’t even know better, just disposed of the needle, thread and used ink. It was my nickname I had in high school that I tattooed on my hand, “RONI”, I thought I was the coolest kid on the block.......

Any idea what you'll get next?

I have too many “next” tattoos but I would like to completely finish my sleeve.