finally getting around to posting my tattoos. i was waiting until my latest, large piece was finished.
this is my first tattoo. 18 years old, what can i say? it's on my lower back. i think they call them a "tramp stamp" now? at the time, i was obsessed with stars and like everyone, i thought i liked stars before stars were "cool", right??
(tattoo revolution, redlands, ca. artist unknown.)
this was my second tattoo. it's the flame from the movie foxfire
. i was a big angelina jolie fan, back when she was actually doing decent films. the movie and the book, which is better, really spoke to me about female independence. this one is on the outside of my right breast. sorry it's so blurry!
(location and artist unsure. remember when you used to just walk in??)
third tattoo. i actually folded the crane and my roommate drew it in illustrator to get just the lines. she has one too, on the inside of her right wrist. slightly smaller. i love japanese imagery and my mom, who lived in japan, taught me to make cranes when i was young. it was both a friendship and a good luck tattoo.
and to show location:
(everlasting tattoo, san francisco. henry - he's no longer there.)
and the latest and greatest. this is a very very symbolic one for me. it's representative of my family. my mom learned ikebana when she was in japan (she's my crafty inspiration) and this is a traditional ikebana design (though the flowers aren't, really). the calla lily is for my grandfather who passed away at 101 years old and was truly the patriarch of my family. the rose is for my mom. it's a 'double delight' rose - my mom's favorite. the five morning glories are for myself and my four siblings. and the blossoms are mostly filler, but my niece and nephew have already decided which ones they get to be
sorry for the awkward image, it's a, um, sensitive location. and i had to brighten it up a bit, so i hope it's not too weird.
and this is to show a different view...
(everlasting tattoo, san francisco. justin http://www.everlastingtattoo.com/