By Marcus Rodriquez
Niamh Parsley, a San Francisco local, is a bit of a free spirit who doesn’t like to be pinned down. This 19-year-old Salvador Dali fan loves a kaleidoscope of different activities including: Painting, sketching, working out, dancing, traveling and “anything to inspire and involve the mind, body, and soul.” One of her current loves is the Photojournalism class she’s taking at City College.
The tattoo on her arm is of a koi fish springing from a pomegranate, which is simultaneously regurgitating a tiger.
“It’s a perfect surrealist take on life,” Parsley said. “This means it doesn’t really need to make sense. It’s about complete disorder.”
As for the flower tattooed on her arm, she said: “My good friend, who is an artist, and I designed that piece together. He does amazing work with colors and he and I just made up the flower together. As far as the meaning behind that tattoo, there’s no real story behind that one. I just had the itch’ for fresh ink. I think of that piece like a piece of jewelry, it’s pretty and it compliments me well.”
When asked about her goals for the future Niamh responded, “I plan to travel the world and document my travels with photos and journals.”