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ROXBURY -- Jen Olsen of Natick is a 36-year-old mother of three who was getting her first tattoo at Darkwave Tattoos on Washington Street. She had spent time looking for tattoo artists on the Internet and liked the work of Jason Maybruck, who composed an image of mermaids and trees for her. Maybruck's clients include suburban moms, college students, and people from the neighborhood. His tattoos, he says, are 'for people looking for a new mature form of art (who) have done their homework.' The wrong reason for getting a tattoo, he says, is 'because your man or your girlfriend told you to.' He adds, 'People make bad decisions about tattoos when they make hasty decisions.' (Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff) audio: Jen Olsen on tattoos <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
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ROXBURY -- Jen Olsen of Natick is a 36-year-old mother of three who was getting her first tattoo at Darkwave Tattoos on Washington Street. She had spent time looking for tattoo artists on the Internet and liked the work of Jason Maybruck, who composed an image of mermaids and trees for her. Maybruck's clients include suburban moms, college students, and people from the neighborhood. His tattoos, he says, are "for people looking for a new mature form of art (who) have done their homework." The wrong reason for getting a tattoo, he says, is "because your man or your girlfriend told you to." He adds, "People make bad decisions about tattoos when they make hasty decisions."

(Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff)

audio: Jen Olsen on tattoos