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"I got my first tattoo while I was on vacation visiting my very strict Japanese family and came home with hand grenades tattooed on my chest. They were not very happy about that!" recounts Jennifer Martens. The fact that she was only 16 at the time might have added to the family's shock and awe. They couldn't have been too surprised, though, since Jennifer's been into tattoos and piercings ever since she can remember. "I love that you can express who you are and your art through tattoos."

The Palm Coast, Florida, resident makes her statement with the help of traditional and new-school Images that utilize thick lines and bright colors. "I've been around the Navy and military a lot In my life, so I would always see very traditional Sailor Jerry-themed tattoos and whatnot."

The artwork on Jennifer's chest was done by various artists. The koi and lotus on her left upper arm was Inked by Craig Messina at Lonewolf Tattoo in Long Island, New York, the pinup girl on her left forearm was tattooed by Rob Bianco at Lonewolf Tattoo, "Doll Face" on her knuckles was done by Erin at Pensacola Ink in Pensacola, Florida, the Jason Voorhees mask on Jennifer's left forearm was Inked by Scott at Colorfast Studios In Coral Springs, Florida, and the zombie on her right leg was tattooed by Jimmy Bennett at Colorfast Studios.

"It's my fiancé as a zombie and me as a pinup, and underneath it says 'Jen and Ed.' It's my favorite tattoo." Additionally, Jennifer has tattoos done by Will Brown at Psycho Studios in Bossier City, Louisiana, and BJ at Colorfast Studios. She complements all her work with a few choice piercings: belly button, nipples, septum, gauges, and snakebites (she's had them so long, she can't remember who did them).

"I get very comfortable with an artist once they've tattooed me," Jennifer says, "If I like their work, I will stick with them for awhile—but ultimately, I will get work done by other people."

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Our next victim was bassist John Campbell. For John, his first tattoo experience was "Quick and easy. I had become friends with Timothy Hoyer and he gave me my first tattoo. It's a red circle with three 6's in it, ala the mark of the beast from The Omen. I got the tattoo as a personal rejection of religion." John also has Willie Nelson as Jesus on his right forearm and Bob Barker as Vishnu on his left forearm both done by Timothy.

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