Hello everybody we would like to introduce to you Quinn, a Vietnamese American born girl with a youthful spirit, an obsession with all things Old School and a Japanese / Neo Traditional body suit with flowers she loves because of the juxtaposition between the soft femininity and bold spirit they portray.
Hello Quinn would you like to introduce yourself to our readers? Where are you from, how old are you?
Hi! I’m Vietnamese American born and raised is SoCal. I’m 35 years old. And although my body feels old, I have a very youthful spirit. I became a mother at a very young age. My oldest is 18 and the little one is 5. So I have my hands full. All the time!
What is your real name and what do you do for a living?
My real name is Quynh-Nhu (a traditional Vietnamese name). Hated it growing up because it was difficult for people to pronounce. Now I just go by Quinn because it’s much simpler. I work in the optical industry. Worked in an office for umpteen years. Recently decided to make a change and went into sales. I am now a sales rep for an eyeglass frame company.
What are your interests?
My interests revolve around my kids. I love seeing the world through their eyes. My 5 year old loves being outdoors. She is a little menace but I love it. My 18 year old is too cool for me – you know how that goes. When I’m without my kids, I’m more often than not with my sister(s). We love to seek out vintage and consignment stores. Flea markets are my absolute favourite. And every now and then I go to car shows. I have an obsession with all things old school.
Let’s talk about your body suit. Who has tattooed you and why this important choice?
Tish (@tishtattoo) from Dana Point has worked on 95% of my tattoos. I originally sought him out to add on to (and fix) my half sleeve I had gotten elsewhere. I had researched for at least 2 years and somewhere through the rabbit hole I found Tish. When we connected, I saw a sketch he did for someone else’s back. I was completely blown away. So before we even worked on my arm, I had him tattoo my back.
As time progressed, we continued to add on to the back piece. At some point, I looked at him and said, “I guess we gonna do the whole hog.”
When did you start to be interested in tattoos and why?
My first few little tattoos were a mixture of impulse and boredom. Some had more meaning but mostly they signify different junctures in my life. A reminder of different points of growth.
And why did you start to get tattooed?
I love the artistic expression of tattoos. I love the creative process it involves. And I especially love that I have the sole right to put what I want on my body. Growing up I had to answer to so many different authorities. This body suit is symbolic of my independence and departure from being a people-pleaser.
Why the flowers and Japanese / Neo Traditional style?
I love the juxtaposition between the soft femininity and bold spirit it portrays. While its overall aesthetic is soft, the fact that the tattoo covers my entire body (or will eventually) symbolizes a certain toughness and resilience that I take a lot of pride in.
How do you see tattoo art?
There are so many different ways of expression. Tattoos are just one among the many ways a person can tap into and manifest their psyche and ideals.
How do you want to say hello to our readers? Do you have a special motto?
Do good and be good. Because karma is a bitch.