Tatted Otters: Tatum Hogarth

Getting a tattoo of a flower is one of the most common tattoo choices and for good reason. Flower tattoos almost always look amazing, whether there is meaning behind it or not.

Freshman Tatum Hogarth got her first tattoo in May of 2019. She has a rose on her left arm, which is her only tattoo at the moment.

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“My mom and I went together for Mother’s Day since she already had one and wanted to start another piece,” Hogarth said.

Having a close relationship with her mom, Hogarth dedicated her first tattoo to her mom.

“My mom was getting something to symbolize her journey as a mother and in honor of her, I got the rose as a representation of how I see her; vast beauty with deep and radiant layers,” Hogarth said.

Hogarth fortunately got her first tattoo placed somewhere that is generally less painful. She was also able to be involved in the whole creation process and see her artist sketch her tattoo.

“The process was somewhat simple for me,” Hogarth said. “I really enjoyed watching the artist draw out the sketch and bring my idea to life. I didn’t feel too much pain either, it was actually pretty relaxing.”

This certainly isn’t the last tattoo for Hogarth and she is already planning future tattoos to go with her rose.

“I want to eventually finish with a sleeve, adding a combination of flowers, animals and symbols to the piece,” Hogarth said.

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