Friday, April 2, 2010

inked!

Okay, so first of all, I forgot to show you one last picture from the past couple weeks that I feel sums up where I'm at in life perfectly: see my two bloody pinkie knuckles? Yeah, that may or may not be because my instructor had me boxing with focus mitts without my boxing wraps on and I punched them so hard I broke the skin and had a bloody mess on my hands for a few days.

Yeah...anyways... (hey, at least I punch with the correct fingers! Never punch with your thumb or pointer finger or you'll break your wrist.)



On to tattoo pictures!



beginning the needle work and tracing over the stenciled-on design


Pretending I'm in my happy place...Disneyland...


Surprised you can't see how white my hand is from gripping this chair to death.


Inking!


Smiling through the pain.


Little more than halfway there!


View from over the shoulder of Pat Fish, the tattoo artist. She was great - very professional.


Another view from over her shoulder.


Done! And I only bled a little, didn't squirm at all. :)


Checking out the finished tattoo in the mirror...


Photo of my tattoo reflected in the mirror. No, I didn't get it backwards!


Bandaged and sore. Thank god for saggy jeans.


Less than a week later...healing nicely!

So thanks for your patience, folks... I loved my tattoo experience and if people are ready to commit to permanent body art I highly recommend it. It wasn't as painful as I thought and I am thrilled with my design.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone...I'm off to finish off a batch of red velvet truffles for my accountant (he decided not to charge me for doing my tax return, thank the gods, so I'm thanking him with baked goods) and I'm finishing up planning a bachelorette party that I'm throwing tomorrow night with a bunch of other tattooed girls!

Oh, and no...I won't be taking pictures of the bachelorette party. What happens at girls' night...STAYS at girls' night. ;)

Happy Friday, y'all! And to all who celebrate it - a wonderful Easter as well!

23 comments:

Marion said...

It's totally AWESOME, Phoenix, you skinny thing, you!! I love it and the tattoo dude did a fabulous job. Beware, you'll want MORE tattoos now. Blessings and have a happy Easter!! xoxo

Jenn said...

It looks great! So pretty. :)

Kris said...

Brave girl! Looks great!

Bathwater said...

It looks great, peer pressure of tattooed girls can be overwhelming-- I know.

Miss Anne said...

it is SO PERFECT.
and i am coveting your hipbones as i type this.

happiest Easter to YOU sweet pea!
xo

littlemissjuicy said...

Wow! What does it mean?
And it looks like it hurt to death!
But congrats. :D

Dionne said...

Oh wow! OUCH! But it turned out beautifully!

He did your taxes for free? Did you show a little leg? ;) That's so sweet of you to back some goodies as a thank-you!

Wine and Words said...

Hee hee....love that you gave us a little butt crack too! Nicely done, it looks great and like I said...nice sentiment.

Robin said...

You brave thing. I have this thing about needles. Phobia is just not a strong enough word. But, your tattoo looks great and have a blast at your party. Blast is probably a dated word. Whatever. Knock yourself out with fun.

Maggie May said...

it looks awesome, so clean and crisp and dark. lov e the lettering. good job smiling through the pain, pretty "_"

krista said...

bad. ass. you.

Clarity said...

I was thinking of tats recently and this is what I find, maybe I felt tat pains like people get pregnancy ones :)

Oh honey, I respect all you do, but dangit, did ya have to brand yourself? OK, love you, hope you heal quick. Peace, x

Like the shirt, my style exactly.

Lori ann said...

oh dear. i must say you even look cute in pain.

Irenicineri said...

It looks awesome!!

Gwen said...

I am so proud of you for getting the tattoo!!! I love the meaning of the word. Girl I'm right there with you on bloody knuckles. My middle knuckle is always raw and bleeding. LOL!!! XOXO

Shanley said...

i love it! i've been thinking of getting one for a long time, so good to know.

Shanley said...

and what DOES it mean?

drollgirl said...

you are tough! and brave! and smiling through the pain! and it really looks fabulous!

p.s. i'd do your tax returns for red velvet cake. a hahha. i couldn't guarantee i would do them RIGHT, but i'd do them. :)

Barbara said...

OUCH!

jonas wunderman said...

Excellent shots there!!! Nice to see the blow by blow action.



(right, poisson d'avril ... its just the french term for april fools day, except, well, I haven't quite got the hang of it but we are supposed to hide fish all over the place, um, not real fish, chocolate fish ... i think. As I said, I havent really got the hang of it. I dunno if thats the april fools bit or not .... )

Joker_SATX said...

OK, I'll say it. That tat is sexy as hell! Not just because its placed on you...Not just because of where its placed...but because of what it says....

EnTheos...the God Within! (Or Goddess in your case)

The spiritual side of me just got a woody! Are you sure you wouldn't want to have just a mere 24 hour fling with me? You would make my millenia!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Nice tattoo! You probably already know about endorphins released by pain...

Alisa said...

Ouch! Looks good!

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