Ink of the Week – Emma Rogers

Karrigan Monk
Assistant Arts and Features Editor
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Emma Rogers     
Senior creative writing with a 9-12 Teacher Licensure student from Mocksville

What is your tattoo?
My tattoo is a pair of wings: one raven wing and the other an angel wing with a broken chain hanging on them.
When and where did you get it?
It was two days after I turned 18. I’m 20 now. I got it at a place called Inkwell in Winston-Salem.
Is there a cool story behind it?
This isn’t cool, but when I was getting it, he did the outline of it and then paused and moved some cinder blocks, washed his hands and then shaded it.
Wow. Does the tattoo have a specific meaning to you?
I’ve always loved flying and always dreamed about having wings but could never decide if I liked the angel wings or raven wings. Both have pretty obvious meanings. One is supposed to be good and the other is bad, but I think there is good and bad in all of us. So for my pair of wings I wanted to show that.

Emma Rogers has a pair of wings on her back: one angel wing and one raven wing. Photo courtesy of Emma Rogers.

I really like that. What kind of experience did you have getting it?
It was a good experience. The guy was nice and helpful with the drawing. Plus he did my dad’s tattoo so I knew he would do a good job. At the end he said he was glad I didn’t pass out. I asked him why, and he told me that a girl came in earlier and had passed out after a couple minutes under the needle.
Woah. Any plans to get any more tattoos?
Yes, of course.
Any advice to someone wanting to get a tattoo?
Think about it. If you are unsure, wait a year. If you still like it then go for it. Make sure it has meaning to you.
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