Friday, January 11, 2008

lion tattoo

Not being the brightest bulb in the box last night, it didn't occur to me to snap a recent pic of my tattoo at the same time I took one of my sister's. This morning I realized my error and tried to get a good shot of it. It turns out that my camera really is crap when it comes to close ups of this size. I have no focus control. I swear it isn't as blurry as the photo shows. If it were I would be seriously PO'd at the tattooist.

I also learned that it is also not easy trying to get a pic of your own ankle. I have it on the inside of my left leg so I can see it easily myself. I will try to get someone with a real camera to snap me some decent pics in the future.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Those tattoo shows

Wow I just started this and I already have another photo to share. I ran into my sister at a family event and grabbed a quick shot of her tat.

Yes it is in the classic "tramp stamp" area of the lower back. (Hey I didn't give it the name so don't get mad at me.) It is a pretty large celtic tree of life. I went with her to get it a couple of years ago.

I also wanted to add a comment about the popular tattoo shows on TLC. (Miami Ink, LA Ink, London Ink) I have read online that some of them are set up and not actual tattoo shops. Lots of drama for TV's sake added, etc. Whatever. I am going on the record and saying "I don't give a rat's patootie if they are real or not. I watch them, and enjoy them, for the tattoo's they show." I hope that clarifies that. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

lion tattoos design

I just love tattoos. So I thought I would start a blog just about tattoos that I love. Mine and others that I find online or see in the flesh. I am by no means a tattoo expert. Just a fan of the art form. Here is my first. Technically my second. I got it back in 92 and it is a cover up of a smaller heart. I love the heart but the wings need improving. The left one looks one dimensional. I am hoping to get the colors re-done soon too. It was done at a place in Hampton Beach New Hampshire called Tattoo America. It represented freedom from a bad relationship.
This is my most recent one. (a bad pic, sorry) I need to get a recent healed pic of it to share. (geez I am pasty white!) I also went back and had a few more lines added to the mane. This is the inspiration it came from.
It is a family tattoo for me as a Lion King theme has special meaning for us. I am planning on adding some star constellations to it above his head to represent the kids and hubby too. I just haven't decided what color to get them done in.
Anyhow, welcome to the blog. I will be adding to it as I go along. Now I need to go be mom and cook supper. Not my strong suit. Wish me luck.

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