02 June 2014

New Tattoo

*brisk clap*
I got a new tattoo!
It's not done yet.
It's half done.
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.
There is really no way to show this to you without showing you my underwear, but whatever, that's my jam.
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.
Oh I guess I can show it to you without showing you my draws.
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.
Like a lot.
I love it a lot.
This brings my total number of tattoos up to: two.
I have two tattoos.
My mother hates them.


  1. I love this. It's really gorgeous.

  2. I have actually literally considered going to San Francisco to see your tattoo guy.

  3. OMG AWESOME...... However I am a little confused from the photos it looks like its on your right leg, then your left..... Oh wait is that a photo of your reflection in the mirror? Why am I still typing if vie answered my own question? Anyhoo...... LOVE IT!

  4. You're better off not having a bandage covering your tattoo than to suffocate your new tattoo with a plastic wrap.
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