Who Did Your Ink?: Christina Gray tattoos her brother's art
Georgia Straight, by Janet McDonald on August 12th, 2017 at 5:30 PM
What's your name? Christina Gray.
What do you do? I’m a lawyer turned policy wonk.
Who did your ink? Lemur Vlt at Seven Eight Tattoo (192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto).
Why did you choose this artist to do your tattoo? I was struck by the beauty of Lemur’s designs and the way he approached his artistry.
Is there any meaning behind it? My brother, Phil Gray, is a Ts’msyen (pronounced sim-see-anne) artist. I asked Phil to send me one of his favourite "salmon trout head" designs and he sent me this one. I’d been thinking about getting this tattoo since I was 20 years old.
Phil made a transforming raven print and I loved the "salmon trout head" that was within that design. I guess I got this tattoo to symbolize the transformative period in my life when I began working as a human rights lawyer in Toronto.
Who's your favourite local tattoo artist? I don’t have a favourite tattoo artist, but Phil.
Have some ink you'd like to share? Contact Janet McDonald at email@example.com.