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EXCLUSIVE: Cami Appelgren Responds To Joseph Muscat’s Tattoo Reveal With Some Sharp Ink Of Her Own

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Local activist Cami Appelgren has responded to Joseph Muscat’s tattoo reveal in the most daring of ways: she’s getting inked herself.

Cami had been rather quiet on her socials in the aftermath of the media frenzy that ensued after Jospeh Muscat revealed that he had the word Invictus tattooed across his bicep. Cami has now one-upped il-King with something that is sure to turn heads at the beach next cleanup.

The ink piece portrays a shark breaking through the corner of a Maltese Cross, a symbol of her stance to “safeguard the sea and land we all share”

Local artist, Thomas Cauchi, handled the needlework for this piece from his own private studio in Qormi.

Thomaz is well known for his fine line pieces in grey and black and recently went viral after his work depicting a nannu and his grandson baking bread made news online.

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Il-Forn ta’ Tas-Sliema. The man depicted in this tattoo is Karmenu. 60 years ago he bought a bakery in Siema, after he had already been working in a bakery in Qormi. The man standing in front of him is his grand-nephew Nicholas. At 20 years of age he has already 5 years experience in bread making, and a lot of passion for his craft. He wanted to immortalise this moment of him working alongside his nannu, sharing together knowledge and passion for what all of us have a love for, ‘il-hobza Maltija' #dopeink #inked #ink #inkedup #inklife #istapic #inkedmag #inkedgirls #inkforlife #realistic #realtattoos #realistictattoo #sullenartcollective #mindblowingtattoos #tattoodo #bngink #bodyart #blackandgrey #bigtimetattoo #bnginkscociety #blackandgreytattoo #yestattoo #skinart_mag #crazytattoo #crazyytattoo #lovemalta #lovinmalta #malta #sliema

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Cami’s inking was inspired by Joseph Muscat but she hopes will convey a more linear message to those who see it.

“It simply portrays the love and connection I have for this country and that I’m here to stay and to fight,” she explains. “Sharks take on everything thrown at them. No fear, no mercy. They are the cleaners of the sea. Making sure the balance is maintained.”

“My fighting spirit was born in Malta from the fight I took on board,” Cami continued, referencing her efforts in environmentalism and community support.

She’s even given the shark a name: Joey. We can hear the Baby Shark remixes already…

Cami’s shark, do do do do do do ~

What do you make of Cami’s tattoo? Toss the harpoon at the comments section below!

READ NEXT: Did Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat Just Get The Word ‘Undefeated’ Tattooed To His Bicep?

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