(Dorothy Edwards/Crosscut). “To be confronted with it adds a lot more meaning to my day to day.”, Once Lilith reopens, Henry plans to go back to tattooing part-time, so she can continue being a removal technician. I got together with my friend Mary Jessica who is a fabulous artist, and we talked about the things I wanted to include, and she sketched out the concept for me. “It’s the idea that whatever mark you make on this world is going to outlast you,” she says. Shining a light on the Native vote with data, Art Pulse: A Seattle artist builds glass houses to reflect on connection, How WA youth shelters are handling online learning, Apocalypse: Now What? “It’s helping me not just get through the daily grind of this job, but confront my own mortality on a very deep level, and it’s beautiful.”, “It’s a part of life that is so undeniable and present, but so many people spend their entire lives pretending like we don’t die, or ignoring it,” Henry says. Henry has to wear a mask at all times. High quality Ars Longa Vita Brevis gifts and merchandise. She often finds herself being the one who first consoles the family. I took a pedometer onstage with me tonight in Southampton. That was mid-April. She started to doubt that. “Are you ready? The falcon represents her dedication, love and respect for her craft. “It’s not easy. Henry still remembers the tire tracks on his chest, his face turning blue. Jessica Henry at Lilith Tattoo in Fremont, June 3, 2020. In other words, Ars Longa Vita Brevis means that it takes you a long time to acquire and master your skills, but you can only use them for a short amount of time. A board full of my favorite art works in many different mediums, including tattoos. Apr 2, 2020 - Explore Rowena Willard-Wright's board "Ars longa Vita Brevis" on Pinterest. She ended up majoring in philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. Ars longa vita brevis. Just a few weeks earlier, she was still working her dream job: covering people’s skin with Pacific Northwest flora, starry skies, snakes, skulls and skeletons as an independent tattoo artist at Lilith, a queer tattoo and art studio in Fremont. The first one is a word which is written as “Ars Longa Vita Brevis” located on his right upper arm. Henry is often one of the first people a family encounters after the death of their loved one, sometimes after the first responders or the hospice worker leaves. One of her colleagues quit because of the added stress and pressures of the job under the coronavirus. Don’t worry. Henry had hurled herself into a new reality that includes Zoom funerals and socially distant wakes, where entering a hospital morgue or a private home is potentially hazardous. Latin: "Art is long, life is short". This weekly newsletter brings arts news and cultural events straight to your inbox. May 15, 2017 - Ars Longa, Vita Brevis designed by VORONOI. “‘What means most to me in the entire world is not essential.’”. Your Custom Text Here. 14 Oh-So-Tiny Tattoos We Love The delicate designs that will even make the tattoo-averse rethink ink. The Tattoo Hub of the world find all your Tattoo designs with us. Neither of those things are something that we’re really conditioned to be able to deal with on a day-to-day basis.”. It's my only tattoo. When the shop closed in March in response to Gov. They’re not, because life is impermanent.”.