1. I'm not crazy about my nose...it's crooked, probably because of my cleft lip and subsequent surgeries.
2. I'm a word person, and I liked the idea of expressing myself in words on my body as a personal statement.
I pondered what words and images to use, but when I came up with a quote, I knew it was the right one. My decision was sealed when we saw a production of "Midsummer's Night Dream" in the park this summer and I witnessed the little, fierce Hermia expressing herself!
So yesterday I took the plunge. I found a tattoo artist at New Rose Tattoo, a woman-owned tattoo shop in SE Portland, and talked to her (Carrie Smith) about my ideas.
Here is a photo collage of the process, thanks to my lovely and talented photographer/friend who accompanied me!
|Putting on the stencil|
|Ready to go!|
|Outside lines done|
|Starting on the text|
|At least I was able to smile! |
Thankful I had a friend to talk to and distract me!
|I survived! With Carrie Smith at New Rose Tattoo|
|Photos of the shop|
|Can you see the blue?|
With Nick later on at Costco