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Myself, in a sentence
I love life!!! I enjoy all the small things and treasure every feeling and memory and experience. I revel in the now. I only get one life, and I'm going to make sure I have no regrets and that fear never stops me from achieving my dreams. I'm a crafter at heart, I will delve into anything artsy that I can get my grubby little mitts on. I adore handmade things, DIY, tattoos, riding my bicycle, my 4 year old daughter Zoe, my delicious boyfriend Christopher, playing my drums, good foods, road trips and my friends and family.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it
Well, funny thing is my favorite tattoo I actually hate the look of, but it's my tattoo for my 4 year old little lady, so therefore will absolutely always be my favorite. I went to the shop on my birthday with a friend o' mine, and the artist was highly recommended by a friend of hers. Never go with the friend of a friend thing, because he was an absolute asshole who didn't listen to me at all. I was pretty dang specific, I had a BULLETED list of aspects I wanted, and the design was not that complex. I asked for a quilted looking heart that appeared to be stitched on my arm, with baby colors. I also asked for the words "Zoe" and "love" somewhere in the design. What I ended up with was a RED heart, terrible blurry looking stitch marks, and what was supposed to be a highlight in the middle but really looks like I love sperm. But you live and you learn and regardless of my feelings on it, I get tons of compliments. So go figure.
My first tattoo and the story behind it
My first tattoo I designed myself pencil sketching at age 17, but of course when I went in to Sid's and Sid saw it, he told me it was way too complex for where I wanted to put it, but the end design he came up with still held most of the key elements I had wanted, so I was content with it. It's an old school chest piece with a central heart entwined by thorns, criss-crossed anchors, pink clouds and magnolias, a skull and a bird, topped with a sunrise. I originally had the words Heart, Mind, Soul and Blood surrounding the design, but Sid talked me out of it, saying that it would be too busy on my chest with the words. But the essential idea was that those four things guide me through life, from birth [the bird] to death [the skull]. It's my "life" tattoo. I'm pretty happy with it, don't think I will ever want to get rid of it! Thanks SID!
My next tattoo
My next tattoo is going to be a female spirit, a muse I suppose, a sleeve on my right arm. I want her to be the embodiement of all my loves in life, art, crafts, music and literature. She'll be sitting under a flowering tree and I want there to be an old gramophone playing a record to her. I envision it as an art nouveau piece, a la Alphonse Mucha, but I have yet to find someone who specializes in that style. Really excited for this one though!