She was kind enough to share two of her tattoos, both from her right arm. The first piece is this hamsa:
Samantha explained that she got this tattoo in memory of her grandmother, or "bubbie," as they're known among many Jewish grandchildren. Samanthha's bubbie passed away a few months ago. I asked her what she thought of her tattoos and she replied, "Well, being a Jewish bubbie, I don't think she was too excited about them, but I always asked her if, as long as she still loved me, then it was okay; and she always said, "ach, yeah."
This hamsa, a symbol often associated with luck and warding off the "evil eye," was inked by Josh Schlageter at Hand of Doom Tattoo in Buffalo.
Samantha also offered up this dragon tattoo:
She got this from Steve Boltz at Smith Street Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn, explaining:
"It's called a spaulding dragon - it's old sailor flash ... I just wanted to go to one of the guys that could do one really, really well. Everybody in the tattoo community up in Buffalo that I know said, 'you gotta go to Steve Boltz', so I traveled down here to got see him."Thanks to Samantha for sharing these cool tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!
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