Five for Friday: Tattoo Consultant Tann Parker
1. WHERE DO YOU FIND STYLE INSPIRATION?
Nowadays I find it on Instagram for certain silhouettes and sneakers. But I will always prefer to shop vintage or sellers because of fit. I will recreate certain looks by finding it in vintage styles. My go-to for basics is Uniqlo.
2. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
Awkward with a flare of interestingly weird and comfortable. I like to play around with layering of size and length. I love texture and color. Showing a lot of skin is fun for me because I have a lot of tattoos and my look always feels complete. AND no look is complete without a fun pair of socks! (Socks are my favorite article of clothing.)
3. IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE (DEAD/ALIVE) WHO WOULD IT BE?
Actress Cree Summers is the coolest person to me! I would love to meet her IRL and chat about her career and hear some of my favorite childhood cartoon voices. She is also one of my favorite style icons! It's very her and effortlessly cool.
4. WHO WOULD YOU SAY HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCE, STYLE-WISE, PERSONALLY, OR PROFESSIONALLY?
I'm a big fan of Virginia- @_chicadeoro and Julia- @sarrjamois personal style. They both have fun styles that mix print and texture in cool ways. I really enjoy their looks cause they are functional and about comfort.
5. WHAT IS SOME PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU RECEIVED THAT HELPED YOU NAVIGATE YOUR CURRENT PROJECTS + CAREER?
Having honesty in the work that you do. What you create can reach a lot more people and you will come to work with and share experiences with others and if you are not an honest person that will be seen through your work.
6. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OTHERS LOOKING TO CHALLENGE
For me, it's continuing to collect tattoos. I feel resilient having tattoos and creating my own job from something that I enjoy so much TATTOOS! I would look at what social norms I have faced personally and break that down on how I can change that. We all have a reach of people around us and setting intentions outwardly can make change happen.
7. PERSONAL MOTTO?
Don't let anyone press you.
9. FAVORITE PIECE OF JEWELRY?
I've been collecting my signature jewelry for a few years now. I have gauges in my ears and having specific jewelry to fit is important. It's one of my favorite details and the right earring is important. Even though my necklaces are my most complimented jewelry. One of my necklace's pendant is from an ex-friend, so I plan on getting that melted down and remade.