Surely you’ve heard of Scarlet Saint, right? She’s an absolute babe who has taken the Internet by storm. She’s a model, blogger, YouTube vlogger, and jewellery designer. Talk about a self-made woman! She’s also got an envy-inducing collection of tattoos from some seriously talented artists. Today she’s here to tell us a little bit more about them.
How old were you when you got your first tattoo? What was it?
I was 19. It was a little heart outline on my wrist; the stencil was drawn by my partner and I had it tattooed on our first anniversary. He also got his first tattoo that day which was a musical note on the inside of one of his fingers.
How many tattoos do you have now?
7. So far!
What are your thoughts on tattoo regret? Have you ever had any?
There will always be people who regret their tattoos; though I think a lot can be done to avoid it by taking the time to be sure that this is what you truly want, and not just a temporary interest. Ask yourself can I live with this piece of art on me forever? If I regret it one day how would I feel about that? Not compromising on your choice of artist too! Go to someone who’s work you love and who you trust as an artist. Be picky! Don’t settle for less than what would be the best for you. If you start looking at cheaper artists because you can’t afford the person you really want; save harder for longer or don’t get the tattoo. Sounds harsh but that’d what I do.
I don’t regret any of my tattoos. Even if I someday did, I’m not the kind of person who’d mind that much. I could happily live with it.
Do you think tattoos need to have a special meaning or can they be purely aesthetic?
There are plenty of awful tattoos out there with deep meanings, and plenty of incredible ones without! I have a mixture of both; and I don’t think it matters. All that matters is if it matters to you or not.
Do you have a favourite tattoo? What’s the story behind it?
I think my stag half sleeve by Rachel Baldwin might be my favourite. Though it’s tough to pick one as I love them all. I live in the countryside in England, and ever since I can remember seeing deer wandering across the roads or standing in fields during our walks has always been an exciting moment and brightened my day. That’s the reason for the stag. The rose relates to my family; Rose is a common name and middle name for girls in our family, and my real name has ‘Rose’ in it. The button jar and needle and thread are there for my Grandma; she’s worked as a seamstress most of her life and growing up would always make me cosplay costumes to run around in. The butterfly relates to a memory from my childhood. I was walking down the street during summer wearing a white top with a little butterfly on the pocket; when suddenly a real butterfly exactly like the one on my top came and landed on me. It was just a cool moment that I’ve never forgotten and wanted to incorporate into the piece.
Are there any artists you’re yearning to get work from?
Yes! Just off the top of my head: Tiny Miss Becca, Amy Savage, Sasha Unises, Alex Strangler, Jody Dawber, Daryl Watson, Rich Warburton…and probably several others that I’ve forgotten!
Thank you so much, Scarlet! You’re such an inspiring woman and I can’t wait to see what amazing things the future holds for you.
If you think Scarlet sauce is as awesomesauce as I do, be sure to watch her videos on YouTube, look at her modelling photos on Facebook, check out the beautiful jewellery she makes in her shop, hear what she has to say on Twitter, get a peek into her life on Instagram, and go give her fabulous blog a read.