Kit is a quiet young woman, who likes writing and drawing and is drawn to Japanese culture.
She shaves one side of her head and dies the other side purple. And, she has begun
a collection of tattoos on her forearms, with a Japanese bunny on one side
and characters from a Japanese story on the other.
Sabrina is camera shy, but she let me photograph her heavily tattooed arms. She is German and has lived in Fort Myers for two years, though she previously visited Cape Coral regularly for 26 years.
People usually tell me there is a story behind each tattoo. This artist just liked the designs.
Don David, a glass and silver artist, at the Naples National Art Fair.
Both of Erica's arms are covered by tattoos. The tattoo on her left shoulder is a dancer because she is a dancer. The one on her right forearm is based on the Wizard of Oz. A third is a timepiece. And . . .
The Muspa were a small group of indigenous people who coexisted with the larger Calusa tribe in the centuries leading to the arrival of Europeans. Muspa lived in what is now Marco Island. Like the Calusa, they subsisted on fishing and clamming and they made solid ground from shells.
Like the Calusa, the Muspa favored body painting and using shells in weapons.