All of my tattoos have a story, but this one is two fold.
It has been a little over a year since I had my last inky addition, but even as I was in the chair I knew there were more to come. It is just over 6 months since plans were put in place for a new piece, this time between my shoulders. A collaboration between my boys plus a Celtic symbol that I love. My idea came together nicely with a little artistic guidance from my tattooist.
There was a long delay in having this one placed because of covid-19, and all of the studios being closed. But as soon as they reopened I was itching to get booked back in. As my artist was clearly going to be backed up I left him in peace for a while, He messaged me a couple of weeks back offering me a slot! I couldn’t refuse and booked in for the first day I had clear once the boys were back in school.
Had I been able to get this done in April, as originally planned, two things would have been different. The favourite colours of both children have changed, thankfully. And I would not have even considered picking up the location for the scavenger hunt.
With the scavenger hunt in mind I chose my outfit carefully. I had in my mind that I would be able to take off my vest top and have freedom to take pictures as much as I liked. But when I got there I asked if the straps were in the way and I needed to remove it. After positioning the design he said that there was plenty of space and I could keep my top on.
I have rarely been so disappointed in my life!!
No matter, I know that part of the thrill for me is the sneaking of images, so I took advantage of him pottering around sorting out colours, needles and Vaseline. When I captured this one, with him working behind me, visible but invisible, I felt pretty pleased. Unsure whether it was clear where I was I sent to an unsuspecting friend with the question “where am I?” (Unsuspecting because he didn’t know I was getting a new tattoo, rather than sending an unsolicited tit-pic)
His immediate response: “Tattoo Parlour.”
And so I knew this was the picture to share here.
But who can I showcase this week?
There were four others to choose from, so my most popular location in weeks. As I would personally choose ink over metal pretty much every time, I have picked A to sub Bee, with Bee-ing Inked. Their very personal design is just fabulous, and who doesn’t love a cheeky flash?!