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.
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.
2. Get tattoo.
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