When I stopped her and introduced myself, she was happy to share it with us here on Tattoosday.
Petra explained that this is the skull of a Velociraptor. When I asked why this particular design for a tattoo, she elaborated:
"Velociraptor is my spirit dinosaur. They're small and quick and very vicious and I identify with that as a person ... I really like dinosaurs. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a rock-climbing paleontologist, so I knew it was something that I'd like, you know, for the rest of the time I have my skin on."This is Petra's first tattoo, and she got it inked by Cheyenne Sawyer at Atlas Tattoo in Portland, Oregon.
Thanks to Petra for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!