For Jennylyn Mercado’s latest vlog challenge, she learned the basics of tattooing at 55 Tinta. Professional tattoo artist Oskie Esguerra taught her how to sterilize instruments, operate the tattoo machine, and treat the tattoo after the session.
The second part of her challenge was to find a willing volunteer who’d agree to be tattooed by her. Since no one in the tattoo shop wanted to be inked by a newbie, Jennylyn ended up tattooing her boyfriend, Dennis Trillo! Both of them seemed super nervous about it—understandable!—but Jennylyn successfully tattooed him on the wrist with a cat design in just under 14 minutes.
The cat design seems to be inspired by their love for their fur babies, Sage and Clay.
Jennylyn’s vlog is the latest of her “Jen Survives” series, where she takes on different challenges like teaching zumba for the first time and going undercover as a blind singer with Dennis at the LRT-1.
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