Back in June, I met two women on separate days who had peacock tattoos.
First was Charlotte, a filmmaker who I spotted on the uptown 3 train. I snapped these pictures when we got off the subway at 72nd Street:
She explained that she "wanted something beautiful to offset the Kali tattoo on her right shoulder".
A week later I met Emily near Penn Station, who had this different perspective on the peacock, inked on her calf:
"My mother used to work at a school in Dallas, Texas, where I'm from, that has peacocks that roam wild on campus ... when I was a child I used to go play with them (or just watch them)."Emily told me she "drew it and designed it with the help of Dave Wallin." Dave tattooed this when working at Tattoo Culture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but he now works out of Eight of Swords Tattoo Studio.
Thanks to both Charlotte and Emily for sharing their very different peacocks here on Tattoosday!
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