13 July 2009


I answered all this stuff on twitter, but I GUESS some people either don't tweet, or don't follow me as closely as they ought to (pfft, losers).

Is this your first tattoo?

Holy Shizz Batman, it's huge!
Yeah, well, this is the one I wanted, didn't feel like I needed a practice round first.

So, uh, you like the book?

Are you getting it colored/filled in?
Yes, this was the first of I'd guess at least three sessions, perhaps more. Next appt. is August 22nd.

Color? Shading?
In color, basically true to the illustration, except with more of a night sky, and less cross-hatching.

Did it hurt?
Yes, but not unbearable. Well, except for the parts that were over my shoulder blades which OMG ZOWIE OWIE. Julia tried to tell me that it felt like butterfly kisses. Not surprisingly, she was lying to me.

Who done it?
George Campise.

How long did it take?
I think the actual tattooing, after set-up etc, took a little less than 3 hours (although I could be mistaken).

You're pretty fucking naked.
Yeah, I am. I had a 'privacy screen,' but that didn't really do much when I was facing out with my hands at my sides so George could flesh out the sketch. Especially with Julia taking pictures.

Do you love it?
Yes, yes I do.

*pics don't show up in reader


  1. I'll say it for the 1000th time. I want your balls.

  2. That artist is tres awesome! Had a look at his other shiz...I like.

  3. It's pretty damn great. Gabriel see it yet?

  4. When you do something, you go all out.

  5. Ouch that looks painful but I have to admit, I JUST LOVE THAT BOOK!

  6. your child will want one now, of course!

  7. Damn. If I could do my back all over again...

    What does Gabriel think?

  8. Can't wait to see the finished product in all its colored glory.

  9. That is possibly the coolest thing EVER! Nice job by the artist and I can't wait to see it in all it's full color! Guess you'll be seeing the movie this fall?

  10. Now, THAT'S a tattoo!!!!! Holy shit, girl. Very, very cool, but OUCH!!

  11. Well not all of us can keep up with 18 different forms of internet communication like you can :)

    Thank you for the update! It looks incredible!

  12. George also tried to tell you that being tattooed by him was like being kissed by an angel.

  13. Looks amazing. Does Gabe love the book too?

  14. Holy MotherFucking Shit. I really think you are my idol now. I'm too chicken shit to get a little kokopelli on my ankle - damn girl.

  15. That is flippin' awesome! I am thoroughly impressed!

  16. OH MY GOD. Jenny that tattoo is huge!!! You better punch out anyone who says you got it because of the movie or some shit!!!

  17. Dude holy shit that thing is HUGE. OMG. It looks great though. Damn that color is going to hurt though.

  18. yeah... wow, really impressive! Can't wait to see the done version.

  19. everytime i look at it, i gasp. it's seriously INCREDIBLE.

    and it's going to be absolutely GORGEOUS shaded in!


  20. I popped over here from Captain Dumbass and I have to say, that is the coolest tattoo I have ever seen!!!

  21. Oh my freakin' gawd...I'm so insanely in awe. I thought MY back tat was awesome but that just took the Oscar, the Tony and the other fantabulous awards that float around in the nothingness.

    YAY you! I can't wait to see it when it's all done, although I think it's pretty great as it is!

  22. Okay, I might be a loser because I don't Twitter, but I did just buy a T-shirt from Hot Rags that says, 'Where the Wild Things Are'.

    I can't wait to see it finished. Very cool.

  23. I love it! You are so much braver than I!

  24. OH WOW! I just started following you, so I'm excused from being a loser right. BUT, ZOMG, that is AWESOME! I can't wait to see this IRL at BlogHer. I'm so tweeting you to meet me so I can get a look at that thing, and a pic with it! ;) I LOVE IT! Congrats!!!

  25. Amazing. And awesome! Came over from Captain Dumbass'.

    I love the work, and think it's great that you went for such an ambitious piece!

  26. Oh. Em. GEEE! I love this! I'm getting a tattoo soon and in the planning stages. I'm guessing right now I'll need to get more than one, because I can't just pick one thing, or one place. Maybe I'll work my way up to a giant one like this.

    It rocks though. Awesome.

  27. I don't think I have ever seen a tattoo that made me want a tattoo more. Wait, does that make sense? I'll restate: Your tattoo makes me want a tattoo very very badly---and it does so more than any tattoo ever has. I love it. LOVE IT.

    Also, there is another question to answer, and it's: Are, um, various pain-distracting substances allowed while a tattoo is being done?