So my tattoo - or the beginning of it, anyway - looks amazing and I am so happy! :3 It’s hard to take pictures of, though…it goes all the way around my arm, basically. The girl in the hot air balloon boat is so tiny and detailed and mischievous and cool. And my whale is beyond perfect. I go back on my birthday for the rest of the shading & color. Hooray!
There are so many tattoos I want and it’s so hard deciding which ones to get, and when, and where on my body, and what tattoo artist to go to, but it’s been 10 months and I NEED ONE
I kinda (super) am still in love with my Harry Potter tattoo. The lines are wonky because my calf muscles are flexed and there are 3 pretty large scars that have been covered up by the tattoo. But I’m so happy I got it. And now I’m getting to the point where I really want my next tattoo. I want it to be House related (as in the TV show) but there’s just so much to try to think of…
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
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
sloth reading a book
Done by Katie at Blue Byrd in Middletown, OH
hoping I can get my piece done by the same artist. This is so cute! :P She doesn’t work at Blue Byrd anymore … she’s actually less than 5 miles away from me. I’m so excited and I hope she likes my idea…
It started like this:
I did it oh my god it took me 4 hours but I finally recolored it myself. as a tattoo, I’ll probably want the tree on the left to look better and the purple in the sky to be darker and more shaded than ‘filled in’ and the flowers to not be as dark and also more detailed but I’m proud of myself for just figuring this out. :p
thank you morgan for suggesting pixlr. it took me a while and some tutorials but I figured it out!
original art credit to Mary Grand Pré!
edit: I made the edges a bit darker (added another layer) and I made the leaves in the willow a little darker to sort-of match the green of the grass under it and I love this. I just hope it can work as a tattoo.
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!?
does anybody want to design a tattoo for me around one of these general themes? I’ll pay for it, just talk with me and we’ll figure out a price and such:
-the quote from Harry Potter “It’s not really goodbye after all.”
-the lyrics “There’s more to living than being alive”
-a conglomeration of foods, like cheesecake, bacon, avocado, mashed potatoes, a cup of tea, a baguette, etc.
-the number 42 or the words “forty-two” [Hitchhiker’s Guide Reference]
-something to honor House (the show, of course) that isn’t actually Hugh Laurie’s face and isn’t just a quote. Definitely not “everybody lies.”
if you want to design something in a ‘frame’ too, that’s awesome. If you don’t want to do this at all, okay. I just really want a tattoo and unless it’s simple linework, I’m not really good at designing anything. Let me know!
My favorite Wil Wheaton role was as Dr. Isaac Parrish in Eureka. It was fun to see him be a snob.
I actually just really love Eureka. I honestly want a Eureka tattoo but I don’t want it to be the Global Dynamics symbol. I want something awesome. I was thinking maybe the Cafe Diem sign or something but I’m not very good at designing anything. Somebody make me draw so I get better at it!
reblogging from myself without the longwinded commentary because it’s just a great tattoo and I’m proud to have designed it :]
(p.s. see how it’s the word love but it’s also a sideways heart look at me how clever I know it’s not super ultra original but I still love it and it’s technically in my handwriting)
-a small silhouette of the Eiffel Tower (yes, that would make two Eiffel Tower tattoos.)
-the Arc de Triomphe
-the Moulin Rouge
-the Musée du Louvre
-the Harry Potter quote “It’s not really goodbye after all.” (in HP font, of course)
-42 or forty-two. Haven’t decided on whether to make it a word or a number.
-the lyrics “There’s more to living than being alive.” from the Anberlin song Alexythimia
-a slice of cheesecake, definitely, but I’ve thought about making it a big conglomeration of other foods too, like a sliced avocado, bacon, a cup of tea, a baguette, some cheese, etc. I would probably want it to be a thigh piece.
-“Just Listen”, the title of a Sarah Dessen novel and a constant reminder.
-something to honor House…maybe just the H logo, maybe a quote. Not completely sure yet, but that show saved my life, and I’m still trying to figure out exactly what will be sufficient enough to me to commemorate that.
-I eventually want a chest piece, but I’m going to have to put a lot of thought into it. Part of me wants it to be a quote from a French poem I wrote. “Tu est vraiment plus belle que toutes les étoiles du ciel.” and then have a night-time scene with stars and clouds but I don’t know how it would work just yet.
locations yet to be determined other than those I already mentioned.
so basically, I need a sugar mama because all of this would cost, like, $2000.
and the list will, as the title said, keep growing.