Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ink

I've got three tattoos. They're all grouped together on my left thigh and if I happen to find a pic, I'll add it later.

Since last May - Mother's Day to be exact - I've been asking the Evil Twin (a designer by profession) to design a new tattoo for me. I'm thinking something upper right arm, to balance things out.

Both my babies are Aquarians. One in January, which has a garnet birthstone and the baby in February, which has a amethyst birthstone. So, I was thinking something along the lines of the symbol for Aquarius and perhaps utilizing the colors of garnet (a deep brownish red) and amethyst (light purple), although I'm okay with only black work too. I currently have a rose, but my favorite flowers are daisies, so incorporating a daisy or my kids' initials in a design would appeal to me (just put ETW in their place, since I realize most folks don't know my babies' names).

I don't do flash. Flash is the artwork you find on the walls of the tattoo shop. And, I don't do popular symbols or themes. In other words, no Tweety Birds or Taz's, no "Mom" or half naked ladies.

I'd like something in a fairly good size. I think you sacrifice detail if you opt for tiny work. I don't care how many hours I'm in the chair or how painful it is. I need to get my third tattoo re-filled anyway, so I'm looking at that work as well.
The point of this drivel? I'm inviting my readers to design my fourth tattoo. If you feel so inclined, give it your best. NO Clip Art - original work, only. You'll be in competition with the Evil Twin if he scoots off his duff and tries to work up my dream design.

8 comments:

  1. Very cool!

    I always wanted a tat of a parrot with one wing extended, mid feather up.

    You know, a bird 'flipping the bird'.

    I have no suggestions regarding regarding your tat; Tiff is much better suited for this type of creativity.

    Just be sure to post the results!

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  2. I'm thinking something to do with a rabid squirrel... Ok maybe not. I've considered a tattoo, but am always torn about what to get. I always come back to the fact that I like geometric shapes and the celtic sort of style. Good luck on the design...

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  3. Gosh, I wouldn't have a clue how to design one. I've always wanted a tat on my ankle though ;) I'd like a scorpion since I'm a scorpio, but I'm so darned afraid of spiders...

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  4. I was thinking as I was reading that a garnet wave over a purple wave would be pretty. (Aquarius being like,, 2 squiggles) you could go with real simple wave symbols (like what you usually see in astrology) or something that more resembled water, depending on how graphically intense you wanted it to be!

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  5. If y'all are interested, this is who I plan on seeing for the work. Go to Drew O'Neill off the home page and you can see his work. His kids go to the same school as Buddy.
    http://www.actats.net/

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  6. He looks like he does some nice work.

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  7. I have one flash tat and one custom one (well, kinda custom - I found the design all by myself online). Love both pieces, though I would have loved it more if the flash had been the custom I wanted...stupid of me to pick out something will ALL straight lines, I know.

    Does that make sense?

    Ennyhow, if you're serious, I'm going to send you something. I has an idear!

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  8. I have ideas but I'm so crap with execution on drawing images (unless, of course, you're looking for a face...I can draw those). I could offer descriptions though if the artistically gifted wanted to work on those.

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