Tag Archives: Tattoo

Why Not an Owl?

15 Aug

I have been asked why a dinosaur and not an owl for my second tattoo as I am so into owls, with all that carving that I do?

Well, it’s because I have been going on and on about the dinosaur era when I reminisce about life in my musings, it made sense to assert my dinosaur-ness with a permanent one. But a dinky one to salute life with a good chuckle.

The owls? They are different and seriously, too many to decide which one I like because I love all my Citizens of Gigglesville. And as I see and create them in 3D, somehow I cannot picture them in 2D.

I have yet to carve a dinosaur and my dinky dinosaur looks good as is, on paper in 2D, it’s apt and a good decision.

Would I consider a third tattoo? Hmm… will give it some serious thought when I get to that crossroad in future.

Carving-11

My Dinky Dinosaur

14 Aug

Meet my dinky dinosaur!

On Saturday I went to Borneo Ink to get my dinosaur tattoo. The tattooist, Vadim, was a visiting artist from Russian and he used a different technique. He said it was a prison-style tattooing method, using just the needle and not a tattoo machine.

And all it took was a mere ten minutes. The setting up took longer – sterilising, wiping down and ensuring the space was clean.

When the pokes kicked in, it felt like ant bites and occasionally it felt more than a bite but bearable. I must admit I did break out in a cold sweat for a bit but the session was over quickly.

M2, who was with me, said she could hear the poking on the skin and it sounded painful. Well… part and parcel to bear if one wants a tattoo.

I am happy with the end result.

The end result!

The comparison

The original pencil doodle

At a Crossroad, Part 3

11 Aug

Hubby thinks a dinosaur choice for a tattoo is ugly and for the life of him, cannot understand why would I want a dinosaur. Well, it’s my choice and I have mulled over it for sometime already and the decision is set.

Surprisingly, my M2 has been very supportive of this. Initially I couldn’t fathom why my child wants me to get a tattoo. With a little probing, I found it.

She has an ulterior motive! She wants to get an ear piercing that only a tattoo parlour is able to execute with the correct and proper tools. We shall see about this as I have not agreed to what she wants.

As I write this, the tattoo parlour just called! My appointment is scheduled for tomorrow morning! yay.

Now I am excited…

At a Crossroad, Part 2

8 Jun

The thought of getting another tattoo cropped up last year and again, right around my birthday in April. It is both exciting and worrying. Exciting because it’s something new, akin to a new toy. Worrying because I may not like it. At a crossroad…

What should I get?

Seeing that I am a dinosaur nowadays, maybe a tattoo of one would be good…

Hmm…

At a Crossroad

26 Apr

Lately I have been contemplating getting another tattoo. I don’t know why but it’s been on my mind. Perhaps the impending birthday being the trigger? Age catching up? Facing the fact that I am not forever 38

I am pondering what suitable graphics to go on me, seeing that it will be a permanent thing. Hmm…

My current tattoo on my right shoulder blade is fine and happy but I feel it needs a companion. So the new tattoo shouldn’t just be a motif or pattern but another animal.

Hmm again. At a crossroad in my life now…

Don’t You Want A Piercing?

18 Jun

Girls will be girls. But I guess I am not, somewhat. When M1 was six, she had her ears pierced. But it took 13 years before M2 had her ears pierced. All this while, she has been afraid and that’s why it took this long act on it. And we felt the fear and anticipation of the piercing was far more terrifying than the actual pain.

To show her support, M1 accompanied M2 and she (M1) got her second set of piercing while M2 had her first. This was last year.

Two weeks ago, M2 wanted a second set of piercing! Where did the bravery come from? But as M1 is away at university, hubby nudged me to do it, to show my support.

Did I do it? Well, I’d rather have another tattoo than having my ear lobes punched.

Can We Have a Tattoo?

10 Jul

An innocent mind is a simple mind. But an innocent question isn’t a simple question; it can be a mind boggling challenge. 

Several years back when I got myself a cute little tattoo, both my girls were fascinated by it and asked if they could also have a tattoo like mine. Hmm…

So I said yes, whipped out a marker pen and drew the same cute little character that I have on their arms. And did this every weekend for sometime before the novelty wore off.