Friday, July 06, 2012

de Havilland Tattoo - Complete!

First of all, forgive the terrible photos below - it's not easy to photograph your own right arm with a phone, even with the aid of a mirror. I will of course post a clear photo when it's all healed up, but I couldn't wait to share this now - especially since those of you who follow me on Instagram and the like have already seen it.


Finally, finally, I got my tattoo finished! It had been black and red (left) for over a year due to my own laziness, and I'd kind of just gotten used to how it looked. Once the artist, Simon Morse, moved to his own studio recently I decided to book in and get it finished - if I'm going to stick to my one-a-year plan, I had to finish 2011's before getting 2012's, right? We'd established the Tiger Moth would be yellow, but other than that I left the colour decisions up to him.

The middle photo was taken about two thirds of the way through yesterday's sitting, when I got up to have a stretch, and Simon ran his idea of the blue by me. It's probably just because of my AS, but in each of the three tattooing sessions I've had, the pain from keeping my body still is way worse than the actual pain of the needle!

I love love love how it looks with the blue background - eventually I think I'll be adding to this arm, so I didn't want anything too border-y if that makes sense. I can't wait until it's healed so I can post some better pictures - the detail on her headgear especially is so perfect.

If you want to check out more of Simon's work, you can view the Dr Morse INC Facebook page here, and also check out this article on his new premises.

10 comments:

Caitlin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh dear Alice, I love it! It looks so amazing with the color :)

Consider my dear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really wish I could steal it!!

markleggett said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome.

Teddi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

alice is looks great! do you love it?

suzy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks so sweet!! love it.

alex said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks great!

Han said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really like it. I doubt I will ever get tattoos so will have to live vicariously for now lol.

Nova said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's ridiculously hard to get a good picture of your own arm! It doesn't seem like it should be but I had the same trouble.

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I still thought it was really cool with just the red! I've got a tattoo consultation next week to get more. Yours looks great x

Louise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's pretty cool x