I don't have any tattoos at the moment, because I've never been able to afford one
but there are several that I have wanted for a long time.
However, for my birthday this year (my 21st) I've asked all of my friends for money so that I'll be able to get a tattoo commemorating my recent trip to Southeast Asia. The trip was for school and was focused on the archaeology of the region (I'm an archeo major and total geek) The central motif of the tattoo will be this:
it's a compass in the shape of a lotus flower, and it's a common theme in the ancient ruins of the Khmer civilization. Both compasses and lotuses have always been important to me. In the center of the compass will be a more realistic purple lotus flower, and coming out from under the compass will be more western style compass points. I'm planning on getting the whole deal on my bicep, so that I can see it easily.
I have two questions.
Anyone in the Twin Cities area of MN have recommendations for tattoo artists? I got my nose pierced at Fluid Ink and they seemed really good, but I've also seen the portfolio of a guy at Visual Addiction and his stuff looked awesome. But I know nothing about tattoos, so any input is welcome.
Also, if I get a bicep tattoo and then lose weight, will this affect the look of the tattoo? Because that would really suck.