American Pickers star Danielle Colby Cushman is already one of the most colorful characters (both literally and figuratively) in all of reality television, but the 36-year-old recently added even more color in the form of a huge tattoo of one of her heroes, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo! The vibrant tribute is on Danielle’s right arm and was done by tattoo artist Alex Strangler.
Danielle shared the photo above on Facebook along with the caption, “Thank you Alex strangler, amazing job! You perfectly captured how much I adore Frida.” The photo below, showing Alex Strangler “in the process” was accompanied by Danielle’s caption, “Finally finding time with my friend #alexstrangler to do my Frida tattoo!” on Instagram.
And here are some more photos documenting Danielle Colby’s new Frida Kahlo tattoo from the concept stages to the final product:
Danielle has always been very open in her admiration for Frida, even selling “Viva la Revolution” t-shirts with Frida’s image at her “4 Miles 2 Memphis” shop just around the corner from Antique Archaeology. And speaking of Antique Archaeology, be sure to check out Danielle along with her helpers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz on American Pickers on Monday nights at 9/8c on History Channel!
Hmmm… I seem to have written an entire Danielle Colby Cushman post without using the words awesome, badass, or burlesque! Oh, wait… D’oh!
UPDATE – July 26, 2012: Danielle just shared this quote from Frida Kahlo on Facebook:
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
― Frida Kahlo