INKED: Shani

Shani, 22, professional baller

At what age did you get your first tattoo? Have you gotten your last one yet?

I got my first tattoo at the tender age of 16. Hope to never get my last one!

What’s the significance of your largest tattoo?

The term "largest" is actually pretty debatable, but I'm gonna say the pieces on the backs of my thighs. They say "Fiat Lux", which means "Let there be light" in Latin. Hopefully I'll at least have the light inside me whenever all others go out. Sounds cheesy, but really. And God know.

What does your ink say about you?

It says that I am a huge nerd, basically. And I mean "nerd" in the coolest sense. :)

Do people see you differently now? How?

I think people think I'm "tough" or "cool" or something...go figure.

What do you want to say to the world?

Don't cry over spilled milk. There are people dying of thirst in Africa. Save your tears, and make a sculpture out of the milk-dampened earth. Then sell that shit on Ebay. PROFIT!

You can (and should) find Shani on facebook here: Shani Whitfield