Von D. says ever since the show debuted last summer, shes been getting asked to put tats on people she never would have suspected before, including supposedly conservative moms and even a few grandmothers.
Shes happy with the attention and claims its proof that people no longer think that tattoos are just for bikers, gangsters or prostitutes.
But while Von D. enjoys her higher profile, she admits shes not used to it completely yet.
In her words, Some people have asked me to tattoo my autograph on their body but I dont feel comfortable marking people with my name. Id feel vain.
The second season of Miami Ink debuts Tuesday (July 18) and Von D. has been made a full cast member.
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