A day in the life with Girl in a Coma

A day in the life of Girl in a Coma means you wake up a girl in a three piece rock band. You spend your days opening for acts like Sia, Morrissey, Steel Train and Tegan and Sara. You play music, write music, or you’re in the van listening to music on your way to the next town.

All photos by Lindsey Byrnes

Today, life as Girl in a Coma means getting tattooed and playing a show in Long Beach.

All the girls are heavily tattooed and so Tiffany Garcia, a fan of the band, who is also an amazingly talented tattoo artist, reached out and asked the girls if they’d like to get some ink! I met up with them just as Tiffany had put the first stencil on Jenn. While Jenn got tattooed we talked about their new record, tattoos and life on the road.


Jenn in tattoo seat with Tiffany Garcia

While Jenn was getting tattooed, we had an LA Ink moment. I started asking her about some of her other tattoos.

Jenn loves roosters and adores Elvis so getting an Elvis-Cock is not as random as it may appear.

This is one of Jenn’s first tattoos and also the first ever Girl in a Coma tattoo on record. She incorporated the acoustic bass that she had at the time.

I have seen other people with TCB tattoos but I never knew it was an Elvis reference. Again Jenn is a big Elvis fan and TCB stands for Taking Care of Business, which, if you have ever seen her play bass, then you know she does!