• Number 12

    Number 12 happened today. Danny at Electric Soul Tattoo created a fabulous design for me with just a little guidance. I initially sent him 4 or 5 inspirational photos all in the American traditional or neo-trad style, gave him a body location, an approximate amount I would like to spend, and said I like things that are colorful and symmetrical.

    I got to my appointment today having no idea what he was putting together, but as soon as I saw his design, I loved it. We briefly discussed colors, i was indecisive but on board, and we got started.

    The initial plan was to do the black ink and if I wanted to tap out after that, we could finish another day. But it was barely more than uncomfortable, so two hours later we were done.

    The biggest challenge? Breathing slowly and regularly without taking big belly-moving inhales.

    Anyway, here’s the moth he did for me back in December, and the new piece right below it. 🙂

  • New Ink Friday!

    I wish this was a regular thing! Haha but no…. Just a I got lucky enough to save up some $$$ to get some work done.

    Several months back, I had this guy, from wall flash, tattooed on my thigh.

    And after sending over my ideas and some inspiration images to my artist, which included photos of an enamel pin, a watercolor painting, and a piece of polymer clay sculpture, he came up with this.

    There will be some other small details added around it before it’s done.

    Anyway, I was having pre-tattoo anxiety last night so I was up late, and then woke up super early with pre-tattoo excitement this morning. I pottered around the house, watched some Nurse Jackie, gave Moppie her meds, and ate a good breakfast. Then I hopped in the car to head into town.

    Crown and Dagger Tattoo and my bank are on the same block, so I found street parking, walked to the ATM, got cash, and sat on a bench to wait for the shop to open. I was wearing shorts for easy access to my thigh. The bench was metal, and very cold. I did not stay sitting long.

    Finally I went in and Charlie got to work getting my stencil ready, and then he applied it. He busted out a sharpie to make a few minor edits directly on my thigh. Then we got started.

    About 2 hours after I had arrived, I had this.

    I’ll be going back in the next couple months for one final session, but I love how he got was I was imagining just right!

  • Pencil Case

    My pretty new pencil case.

     

  • Pencils

    Pretty pretty pencil porn!

     

  • Pencils

    More pretty pencil porn!