Friday, December 10, 2010

My Last Tattoo

Tattoos decorate the body but they also enhance the soul. So let's just say I'm decorating my soul one more time...and this should be my last.

I love tattoos! They are artistic, beautiful, soulful, and intriguing (at least most of the time). When I see someone with a tattoo, I'm immediately transfixed. I want to see it up close and just simply admire it. I want to know the story behind the tattoo.

Then there are women with sleeves that have always fascinated me. There's just something about it, je ne sais pas quoi! I've been saying for many years that I would love to get a full arm sleeve, but I didn't have the balls to do so. Somewhere this year, I found some "pelotas grandes" cause I'm working on my next tattoo and it's starting to look a lot like a quarter sleeve. It will incorporate the already existing tattoo on my inside wrist and it will wrap around and go up on the forearm. I'm really excited and nervous at the same time. The idea has developed over the last year and I've been waiting for it to completely form in my mind. And now it has. I won't give away the entire idea...but think moroccan style henna-inspired tattoo! Now, I need Jose Santiago (tattoo artist and 'ole time high school friend) to design what's inside my head. See you next week Jose!

I'm not one to place too much interest in what people think of me. Yet, I do wonder how this tattoo will change my life. Let's be honest, you know it will...

I thinks me crazy! and I love it!


Sara Louise said...

You better post photos! I'm dying to see!!
(and the 'bun' in that photo is my sister-in-law, not me) xo

Sergio said...

I really think you' re crazy and is fantastic. Luck with your tatoo!

sol said...

Bonjour Sara Louise!
Of course I will post pics as soon as it's complete. I'm only in the beginning phase of creation.
as for the "bun" have fun practicing! ;) xo

Thank you Sergio! :)

insomniac ellen said...

I don't know.... mixed feelings about ink.
it's SO permanent!

I'd be afraid I wouldn't like a year or two from now--then what do I do?

and, I'm probably just chicken...

funny thing is, my daughter got pissed at her son for getting one--and she has 3. granted they all aren't much bigger than a postage stamp, but still they're tatts.

how will you feel about your Matt getting one when he's old enough?

sol said...

Hi Ellen! long time.....(my fault, sorry :/)!

I agree it is SO permanent. That's why i've only gotten tattoos that have significant, infinite meaning. One for my brother, Robin who passed away and one for my son. This new one will be a continuation of my son (adding his name) and incorporating family heritage.

I will not sign any paperwork giving Mathew permission to get a tattoo when he's under 18. I will warn him about the permanency and possible stupidity of a tattoo. I didn't get my first tattoo till I was in my 30's cause there wasn't anything in my life that had infinite meaning to me yet! So I hope with open honest discussions he will be smart about it. we shall see........

hope you have a wonderful holiday!
and Happy New Year!


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