Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wee Lass

So this is a piece of original artwork, by Cori Dantini that I loved so much I wanted it as a tattoo. It's called Wee Lass. (And yes, I've ordered the print too!) The other day, I emailed Cori and asked if I might have her permission to use her work and she kindly and enthusiastically said YES! (I always recommend asking the artist for permission-it's the right thing to do.) She is incredibly kind and asked me to send her a pic so she can see how it came out. (Cori, I *love* you-you ROCK!!)

So here's my leg before...

And this is Bill Gaspari at Adrenalin getting started on my tattoo. It was...interesting...Bill likes to play ear splitting acid rock while he works. Certainly not my thing, but if that helps him get into the groove to work, who am I to question? Next time I'm taking earplugs though!

Here's the stencil going on.


Let the inking begin! I have to tell you that for the first ten minutes, it's hurt like the dickens, but after that, my brain kind of forgot about it and it was just some minor annoyance going on in the background. I can do anything for ten minutes if I have to.

Partially inked.


The black outlining is finished.

The smeared red here is red ink, not blood, so no worries. This was when he was adding colour.

My son's girlfriend put the Loonie there for scale, after which I explained to her that that wasn't going to mean a darn thing to my American friends. *laughs*

The whole thing took a hour and a half, then I got bandaged up and that was that. It's going to take a few days to heal. Right now it just feels like razor burn, more annoying than anything.

This is what it looks like a day later, with the colour finished. I *love* it! THANK YOU CORI for your stunning art and THANK YOU BILL for your skill. I am thrilled with my one-of-a-kind ink. It means alot to me. And THANK YOU to my son for my Mother's Day Gift. xox
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15 comments:

Jessamyn Sommers said...

That is one of the best tattoos I've ever seen! I love it!!

Kris Henderson said...

Well now!!! That is so completely awesome! Good for you. LOVE IT.

sheba said...

very cool and waht a neat idea for the artwork.

~cori said...

bill does nice work!
OOx c.

halo said...

it is gorgeous, and so very "you". :)

lynnsie said...

Lelainia, I love your new ink. I have been wanting to get some henna on my hands and feet. I'm getting closer and closer. I love the image. It's beautiful. I love your blog BTW. I check in every week or so. I wish I could be that didicated to mine.
talk with you again soon, Lynn Adams

Michelle said...

Love it! I always threaten to get another tattoo...but my husband isn't in "agreement"...ahem! lol! Great tattoo...it's adorable...and unique. Congrats!

Pilar said...

Wow! First, what a phenominal piece or work, both original art and tat. The tat translation is so perfect for you as it has folkesque elements as well as personal symbolism. I wish I had thought a head last year and started my 40 before 40 list. I realize today I only have 10 or so weeks left to count down.
xoxoxoxo

Sandy said...

Hi Faith

Great tattoo! Kerry and I are contemplating tattoos. She already has one but we've discussed getting one together to commemorate Garry. Just can't decide what I want to get done.

Yours looks very nice.

the messy nest said...

It turned out AMAZING!
I'm in the process of drawing my own tattoos, and I just love having my illustrations tattooed on :)

I LOVE cori's drawings and think it looks great as your tattoo. Nice job!

The Crafty Chick said...

Wow that looks fab! Love the colours on it, and I am NOT a tattoo person, but this I really really like! Nice addition! Leandra

babeyruth said...

Love it, I have a few tattoo's, and I love this..way to go!

Becca said...

Am a lurker on the ROD board and came across your tattoo - WOW! it's fab! I'm not a tattoo person but I absolutely love this one! Great artwork from Cori too!

Heather said...

SOO COOL!!! I love it. I am so ready for my next tat. I have seen some great ones lately. Yay for you!! I love it.

celeste said...

Oh! I *love* that tattoo! I have wanted a tattoo for years and years and haven't done it yet...

Today I came by your blog via the RoD list (I am slowly going through all of the messages, as I just joined this second? round of class participants) though I have loved seeing your references to Penn...because she's the best and in my little "Gussie" group.