I got a new tattoo!
I mean, more than half, I guess.
It's outlined and shaded, but I need to get color still.
I'm not doing that until September, because my schedule is complex.
It's California poppies (state flower), and a quail (state bird), and a dogface butterfly (state butterfly).
This did not start out as an ode to California concept, but that's how it ended, and I like it.
Did you know that the California state butterfly is the dogface butterfly? I did not. If asked, I guess I would have assumed that it was the monarch. I would have assumed incorrectly, as it turns out. Luckily, my tattooist is up on his California state symbolism.
Well how about that.
Anyhow, I went in with a very vague concept and we came up with this and I am pleased.
I believe I said, "I want California poppies. And...more stuff also, to make it not just poppies." The rest was all George. George is my tattooist.
Then I got the sketch a few days ahead of my appointment and the quail looked a little too Disney for my liking. It was an attractive quail, but it looked like it spoke English. It had a chubby cheek and a sparkly eye.
So he fixed that bit for me, and we were in business.
I really, really love it.
I love it a lot.
This brings my total number of tattoos up to: two.
I have two tattoos.
My mother hates them.