The Girl With The Accidental Blue Jays Neck Tattoo

What tattoo would you get if you mashed your favourite childhood memories together? Don't worry how obscure your answer - I'd be rocking up with Barney the dinosaur, attempting to ride a bike, on the beach - with some tuna pasta.

So Amanda Fiske's blue jay bird mixed with a red maple leaf looks pretty classy now considering what could have been.

But it wasn't until someone pointed out to Amanda, who isn't a huge sports fan, that her tat resembled the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team logo and it went from there. Credit: Twitter/@AmandaFiske
Credit: Twitter/@AmandaFiske

Speaking to LADbible, 25-year-old Amanda from Boston, Massachusetts, said: "I grew up in the suburbs, my parents had a bird feeder out back and the blue jays were always my favorite ones to watch.

"I chose the red maple leaf because obviously the leaves change in New England in the fall, and the red maple ones are always the brightest. The whole piece is just kind of nostalgic I guess.

"My friend Nick commented on it when I made the post originally. That's why I posted it myself because I thought it was funny.

"I wouldn't have noticed on my own because I'm not a huge sports fan."

Amanda explained that Jonathan Penchoff created the neck inking adding: "I just told him I wanted a blue jay and a maple leaf, and let him do his own thing.

"He's not into sports much so it didn't really cross his mind. He thinks the whole thing is wild."

Amanda, who works as a dog walker, has received some comments about wanting to change or cover her ink from people thinking she had it done wrong or doesn't like it in any way.

But she's spoke out telling people: "I love the shit out of this little bird and I wouldn't get rid of him for the world".

She also said: "I posted those tweets as a JOKE because I thought it was funny and so did my friends. Somehow they got resurfaced the other day, and people assume that I hate this tattoo.

Credit: Twitter/@AmandaFiske
Credit: Twitter/@AmandaFiske

"I absolutely love it, in fact it's literally my favorite one that's on my body. My artist is incredible, he's done other work on me. He's got no fault in this and I'd rather that people don't go message him or comment on his posts, that's unnecessary.

"I'm never going to cover this up or get rid of it, as it means a lot to me and my childhood."

She concluded her post saying: "Be kind to each other."

Wise words from Amanda, we think her tattoo is fab and love the fact it resembles everything she wants it to about her childhood. Here's to hoping it gives the baseball team a bit of luck too.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@AmandaFiske

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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