Alex Dapp, a sophomore majoring in communication studies, has three tattoos. Dapp received her first tattoo when she was 18 years old and it has a very deep meaning for her.
Two main parts compose Dapp’s tattoo on her lower back. It is a picture from an Audrey Hepburn movie called “Funny Face,” accompanied by a verse in one of the feathers that reads, “Save the last dance for me.”
Hepburn has deeply inspired Dapp.
“She is my role model,” Dapp said. “She always believed that you can have anything you want, but you’ll never get it if you don’t try.”
Dapp mentioned she keeps this in the back of her mind every day.
“Save the last dance for me” is the title of a song that has always been a part of Dapp’s life. At the same time, she said it is kind of her motto.
“Whenever I find my husband, he’s going to be the one that saves the last dance for me,” she said.
Even though her mother doesn’t agree with it, Dapp plans on getting more ink on her body.
“Tattoos are the most personal art form there is,” she said. “It’s something you are committed to for the rest of your life.”
Dapp got her tattoo at Next Generation Tattoo in Springfield, and believes that even if other people have similar ideas and preferences, every person is unique. Therefore, every tattoo is different because of the meaning.
“You may have a similar tattoo to someone else, but it is on your body and it means something for you,” she said. “Tattoos are personal statements.”
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