Friday, August 14, 2009

Decorating the temple

Finally I took the plunge and had my best friend (who's been inking just under a year now) bring his set-up to my house and draw on me!


The needle and thread is obviously symbolic of what I do, it's probably what I always will do and if I don't, it still represents now, and that's a huge stepping stone of my life path. I also developed my love of home crafts from my grandmothers, who's sewing boxes gave me many happy hours sifting and sorting. (And some items I still use). The loopy flourish pattern is the first 'fancy' thing I ever learned to draw- my Dad used to do pinstripe detailing on trucks and hot rods (my Uncle is a vintage hod rod freak) and he taught me that little loopy loop. The dots are just embellishments I have a habit of doing!

I'm so happy the way it turned out- I couldn't have imagined it better.

27 comments:

krys kirkpatrick said...

Quite impressive. I just have a tiny little carrot on my ankle with my 2 sister, (it is our logo 3 carrots) and I cried, it hurt!

Jill said...

it's really lovely! I've often thought of getting a ball of yarn and a crochet hook done on myself :)

ArtSnark said...

great design!

Bri said...

It's PERFECT, what a lovely tattoo!

Lady Lavona said...

I love it!!!

TheNikiProject said...

nicely done.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh I like that,,,make some rubber stamps! You are so creative!
Marcie

Just for Knits n Giggles said...

Oh I Love that!!! I may have to recruit you to draw one for me!!! <3

ArtPropelled said...

Such a great design!

Becca said...

Beautifully done, and a perfect spot for it, so you can admire it as you work :)

Angie said...

Very cool. I don't know if I could get one at that spot. Looks like it would really hurt. Ouchie!!

Viola Braunizer said...

So precise and simple, smart and intense!

greavesdesign said...

I am not always a fan of tattoos but this one seems so right. I think it's fantastic!

pen and paper said...

Wow, that's an amazing tattoo. Congratulations!

Lucy Harvey said...

I love this! I also just found this work and thought you'd appreciate it :) http://www.louisajane.net/index.htm

Art by Julie H. said...

Very unique and personal which is what a tattoo should be, great choice. BTW, there addicting!

RowanDeVoe said...

i LOVE your tattoo! it is perfect for you! i hope you have a wonderful trip too! it is time for me to get a new one-something small this time. and, i love the 2 miss havishams-one for both of us. we must discuss us when you get back. when we get those 2 done we can talk about more. maybe i will even surprise you by having the bodies all ready! don't get too excited about that though-you know how slow i am!
thanks for the carmel corn!
love and carmel apples for you!
merle

The Sobbing Settee ... said...

How cool is that! Love the design and as someone mentioned earlier ... tattoo's are very addictive ;-)

Have a good holiday!
Miranda

bellaluna said...

very, very nice, uniquely awesome

JUNKER JANE said...

What a super kick ass tattoo!!! :)

Secret Leaves said...

LOVE IT!

Sharon

Chrisy said...

It's very good isn't it...the thread looks almost real...

Kathrine said...

Still loving your blog!

The Reviewer said...

That is a really beautiful design on a symbol that holds a lot of meaning for you. And right by your hand too! tell your friend, job well done.

Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

I love, LOVE your tatoo!!... but more than that your courage to do it. It is absolutely perfect and beautiful. I have wanted one most of my adult life, and my hubby, so far, has been able to beg me out of the idea [sigh].

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

rachel.perrett said...

Wow, that's so beautiful!

ambika said...

It's absolutely beautiful.