Of all of Allison Wilt's tattoos, only a few have personal meaning. There's a portrait on her left forearm of a young boy in a far away land that's dedicated to her grandfather's adventurous spirit. A sugary sweet cupcake sits just above, scribed with the name of Wilt's sister, "Molly Kay." A tribute-in-progress, the outline of an airplane stretches across the opposite shoulder, a love note to her father and brother who both fly airplanes. And completing the family ties is a replication of a Shel Silverstein illustration, meant to forever remind Wilt of a poem her mother read her as a child.
Photos by Mattie Stafford
The rest of 'em, which she estimates to be "between fifteen and forty," are really just for kicks.More »