This woman makes awesome Slavic-themed tattoos! (PHOTOS)

Marie from St. Petersburg didn’t choose the theme by accident.

 Preserving a connection to one’s roots is of utmost importance to her: “I grew up in Ryazan. My grandfather used to play musical instruments, while my grandmother was busy crocheting and cross-stitching tablecloths. We have a very beautiful city: wooden architecture, the inimitable traditional Ryazan costumes, whose ornamentation I use in my projects as well. I always say: the place that you grew up is your main source of strength.”

Marie’s clients opt for tattoos that evoke precious memories. Some come to her with requests for tattoos of very special places – such as a window platband from the house they grew up in. Others like to get flowers from their native regions – plants they would use to make wraiths with their mothers. “Each person’s experience is unique. And so is every tattoo: it encapsulates all the experiences, memories, pain and love that a person contains. And I’m in endless awe of people, who come to me for sessions”, Marie admits. 

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