1. Still fresh and slightly bloody while Katie takes a picture.
2. Shiny after washing and removing plastic wrap (ugh why do tattoo artists still use that?)
3. Detail of the Burrow!
4. A flexed muscle picture so my scars are sorta visible through it.
It’s wrapped around my fat, scarred calf so the pictures are skewed a bit but oh my god I love it so much!
The colors will lighten ( including the stars) and it will look so nice. Better pictures with more detail will come as it heals :)
Oh my god
It’s 5 billion times better (and bigger) than I thought it would be.
And holy shit after the third hour it hurt like a bitch but it’s so fucking gorgeous. I am so much happier than I even imagined I’d be! :3Katie is an incredible tattoo artist. I’d recommend her in a heartbeat (we talked about Doctor Who [she has an owl tattooed on her forearm with Tom Baker’s scarf!], Hitchhiker’s Guide, Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Gaiman!) and…well, pictures will come soon. :P When I can take a good one!
Tattoo in four hours!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!! :D
It’s finished! It’s about five feet long. Hufflepuff pride! =]
I spent the first 7 hours of my birthday at WalMart. Blegh. But the rest of the day, I’m determined, will be nice. Or drunk. Or a combination.
It will probably involve watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. :3
I get my tattoo in 17 days! :D HOORAY! The lady doing it is named Katie Hutchins and she’s super talented, really cute, she has beautiful tattoos of her own, and her ‘office’ is lime green. I’m getting it done on my leg (the other calf, opposite the Eiffel Tower. It’s going to be the picture I recolored (just a little lighter in the sky so the blending looks better and so that there’s more color difference between the trees and grass and stuff) with a parchment-style scroll above and below it with the quote “It’s not really goodbye after all” in the American Harry Potter chapter font. :3 I can’t express how excited and happy I am about this, you guys have no idea. Eeeeeeee!
And my 21st birthday is in five days, so there’s that too. =] I think I want to go to either TGIFriday’s or the Bonefish Grill. So excite! :D
Katie said yes she liked my idea and said she’d be happy to do it for me HOORAY! :D Guys I seriously can’t wait to have this artwork on my body, it’s going to be so beautiful. I finally get to have a tattoo that will require ‘sessions’ and I can’t even express how it feels knowing that Harry Potter will be a part of my skin. :3
I’ve been going a little tattoo idea-crazy and I just want to talk it out on here because you guys are awesome and inspire me a lot. I know that I really want to get my [first] Harry Potter tattoo, and my birthday is coming up. I’ve been thinking about calling The Shaman’s Den in Binghamton, since I’ll be back in New York for a week in the beginning of August, to see if they can maybe fit me in. If they can’t, I’m sure I can find an artist here in Dayton. But anyway!
The tattoo I’m really thinking of, I can only describe since (as I’ve mentioned) I’m a rather terrible artist. I really want to get the quote from the first movie “It’s not really goodbye after all” in the books’ chapter font. It’s got a lot of personal meaning. I sort-of want to get a swirly-ish style Fawkes, because obviously as a phoenix (and a super important part of the whole story), he never really has to say goodbye. He rises from his ashes…but I’m not sure the colors of red and orangeish and gold will look very good on my skin. I also really love the chapter art from Deathly Hallows chapter 5, but I don’t know how to use photoshop or color/recolor it…I know how I’d want it colored, so if anybody could help me, I’ll pay you to recolor it if you want/have the time!
Here’s the ‘official’ colored version. I don’t like that much blue, and it’s small because this is the highest resolution I could find.
…but I’m not sure the quote fits very well with the chapter art. It’s the chapter right after (spoiler alert?) Hedwig dies and I feel like that was a huge goodbye for Harry to have to make, especially since she died to save him, just like his parents.
And then part of me just wants to get an outline of Hogwarts, or even just the quote by itself.
I’m just so indecisive…not because I don’t know what I want, but because I want ALL THE THINGS. HALP!?
Yeah, so I actually don’t even really ship Harry and Ginny? I used to, and I’m still okay with it, but Harry and Luna would’ve been better I think. What bothers me is that so many people who don’t ship Harry and Ginny feel the need to insult her as a character. She’s one of my favourites, and I’m really protective of her. You can dislike a ship and still appreciate the character okay! Or if you don’t like her that’s fine I mean we all have different opinions but ugh just please stop insulting my bby.