The red ink tattoo above it says “Never Mind The Bollocks” for the Sex Pistols’ classic punk album In this photo Hanna Beth Merjos shows off her freshly-done crown tattoo inspired by the work of graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.She also has safety pin tattoos on both arms, a skull on her wrist, and “Beautiful Life” on her hands — “Life” is shown here while “Beautiful” is on her other hand.
"People say that [I'm an icon, that they look up to me], and I don't fully understand it or get it," she says.
"I feel like since I did it all then, I have a hard time getting into it now or feeling inspired by it now, because I've done it for so long." "Back then, it was exciting to be yourself — to really be yourself, and people loved that," she says.
"I've been in horrible relationship situations where I've been really badly mistreated, I've been verbally abused, mentally, all of that," she says.
"I would let guy's opinions dictate how I felt a lot." Added to the hoopla any headline about her break ups or hook ups would make on Live Journal, Hanna has since learned to shy away from posting about her personal life, instead opting to focus on beauty-related business via her Instagram.
Buzz Media originally found her through her My Space account.
She has a younger brother named Marlon; her mother is Hayley Mortison.
Or maybe it's just because she grew up and got tired of all the peripheral bullshit that seemed to tag along with her desire to just talk about her interests. I never knew how to deal with my feelings growing up, so I would turn to other ways.
Either way, her exposure to all the public pressure surrounding intensely personal moments — like her first serious break up with Boys Like Girls' Martin Johnson — proved to be a trigger for much darker things. I would always hurt myself instead of feeling feelings.
"I'm more proud that I wrote a book that people bought or that I did.
I don't even tell people that I did [Diane Von Furstenberg's Despite her unassuming attitude though, there's something undeniably magnetic about her — something that has obviously contributed to her position as an internet fixation for the past decade-plus.
'" she says, explaining that the ability to connect with others outside the bubble she was born into was a life-affirming experience.