Tattoos tell a lot about our lives. Our stories of struggle, strength, love, perseverances, memories, or just a genuine love for art and master piece designs. Protecting and nourishing the memories we ink into our bodies is just as important as the tattoo itself.
After years of being in the skincare industry I took a little step back the start of 2022 to do some soul searching within my brand and to determine where Ca Pier Young and I actually “fit in” within this community.
It is no secret I love and respect art of all kinds, enjoy self-expressions, tattoos and body art, all enhanced with my little hippie soul, slightly eccentric personality and of course my love for self-care.
It became obvious to me what part of the skincare industry I needed to be apart of.
Ca Pier Young is excited to offer luxury tattoo skincare products to help hydrate, enhance and protect your body art and cosmetic tattoos.
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My tattoo story
The pain getting my tattoo was crucial. Imagine long hours of several sessions with needles being scraped into your back. This pain though I believe could not be compared to the pain an addict must feel internally. I tried to put myself in the shoes of a suffering addict while getting my tattoo. I tried to see how well I could ignore the pain. It was very hard. If I had something to take the pain away it would have been much easier. I think that is how most addicts feel. They just want to take the pain away, even if just for a moment. I chose my back for this tattoo since it is the backbone of our bodies, the strongest part. Your back carries you and supports you. It is your outer strength.
When I was 16 my dad gave me a cross necklace, I have never taken it off. The cross in my tattoo is that cross, except in my tattoo it has 1 diamond shining in the middle to represent my dad. The necklace itself has diamonds throughout it. The heart around the cross is made up of ginger flowers. They represent pride. It shows that no matter what happened in his life, I will be forever proud of him and love him unconditionally. The sunrise is heaven and all its glory, for I believe that is where my dad is. The doves represent peace and tranquility. The verse reads: When I called you answered me, you made me bold by strengthening my soul. Psalms 138:3
In the beginning I was weak, I prayed to Jesus one night to give me strength. I believe Jesus heard me that night. I have never felt so courageous and free from fear since then. The Cherry Blossom flowers represent his beautiful life. They do not bloom for very long, but when they do they are beautiful just like life. I have them growing up into the sunrise to show that even though life was not always beautiful for my dad on earth, if will be beautiful for him now in Heaven.
– Kathy Carniero-Founder of Ca Pier Young I AM TATTOOED & Author of On the Outside Looking In-Surviving the Blindside of Addiction. (snippet from the tattoo chapter in the book)