Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Body Defacing

Surprise! I got my first tattoo!
I'm expecting a phone call from my mother in about 15 minutes to chastise me for my choice to deface my body. Perhaps the other siblings may have broken her in though. We'll see, but don't call me right now mom, Dane's sleeping. You can yell at me later :)

I have wanted a tattoo for a long time but I waited. I wanted it to mean something to me, to stand for something, something I would never regret. So I chose The Double Tree of Life. Family has always been important to me, but after I had Dane it took on a whole new meaning. This stands for the blending of Brad and my family into one. Our past, our grandparents, our roots hold us strong. Our future as the tree grows and new generations are born.

1 hour in and the outline is done. Break time.

Another hour in and the shading is done. Break time.

30 minutes later. The final details and highlighting.Ouch, I have to say the highlighting hurt the worst.

Today, 2 days later. Still healing. It's like a work of art, beautiful.

I went to Krazy Katz in Kettering upon referral from some special people who are in the know. Gabe is the man to see. He has an amazing story, been tattooing for 18 years and he's only in his thirties. He is very gentle, extremely talented and so friendly. He comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

1 comment:

  1. BEAUTIFUL Casey!!! I love it!! I've always wanted a back piece, that is GORGEOUS! You will never regret that. Too perfect.