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Character Interview - Athena

Athena is one of the first artists that Lyra hires for Edgestone Parlor. From the start she is quiet but is a good friend to Lyra. Even when things seem horrid and that nothing can go right, Athena sticks by her side. But maybe there's more to her than what meets the eye.

For now let's get to know a little bit about Athena.

What made you want to become a tattoo artist?

Tattoo’s are super special. They become a permanent part of someone. I’ve always been into art and graphics but I wanted my art to mean more. That’s why I wanted to become a tattoo artist because I put a little of myself into each client, and my legacy will live on through them. My mom wasn’t obviously happy that both my sister, Hera, and I wanted to become tattoo artists but she’s come around a little. My dad has disowned me.

Tell us about your last boyfriend / girlfriend.

That’s a bit of a sad story that I don’t want to get into. My ex is an amazing person, they just self-sabotage all the time. I know I can’t help someone who won’t help themselves but they don’t tell you how hard it is to watch someone you love destroy their lives in every single way.

Where would you take someone for a date in Jamestown?

Definitely Frank’s diner or Chapters Bookstore. I think those are romantic oldish settings that could win someone over. I don’t read much but I love the atmosphere at Chapters. Frank’s is just fun and friendly

What was the worst thing a partner ever did to you?

Gained my trust, used me for everything I have, manipulated and gaslighted me and then left me when I couldn’t give them what they want anymore. That broke me for the longest time, I was suicidal and depressed and it took me ages to get some of my confidence back.

Where do you see yourself in ten years.

Hopefully with my own parlor, or as the owner of franchise of Lyra’s. I’d also like to be travelling more and maybe go viral for my artwork like those television shows about tattooing.

Who is your best friend? Why?

Most people would probably say that Hera is my best friend because we spend all our time together but actually my best friend is a guy named Scotty, I’ve known him since we were in kindergarten. He’s always been there for me and is always fun to party with.

Do you ever want kids? How many?

After my dad disowned me, it really messed me up so I decided I don’t want to have kids because I don’t want that pressure on me to make sure I don’t mess them up in life.

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