This is my most recent tattoo (9th), and it was done by a very close friend of mine who just finished his apprenticeship. I’ve always wanted a tattoo for the song by Doris Day, “Que Sera Sera”, but never knew exactly how I wanted it portrayed on my body. This is my first quote tattoo, and I was pretty nervous about getting it, but I eventually just decided to pick a typeface, spot, and go for it. I’m very much a believer in whatever will happen, will happen, and that’s just how it’s going to be. It’s definitely one of my favorites! :D
Newest tattoo! (more pictures to come and be posted on my blog here) This is my third, and I’m realizing that I’m actually addicted. It’s underneath the fatty tissue of the left side of my chest. Why yes, that is fancy speak for under my boob. Basically, I’ve realized that I get a tattoo whenever something bad happens in my life without consciously making that decision. I just end up in the tattoo parlor. And this one means a lot to me. Because I’m not perfect, and I think I’m starting to be okay with that.
Something about tattoos makes me wonder exactly why people have a thing about putting something permanently on their body, and then I go back and get another one and it’s like the pain is very grounding. That was especially true with this tattoo, because it was a combination of a tickle and hurt all at once. Maybe when I have all of my tattoos and I’ve got all I want from my body, I can call it perfect and my tattoo will be a lie. But I don’t think so. There’s always going to be something else. So until that day comes, I’m not perfect.
Done by Jason (who’s done two of my three pieces so far) down in Pasadena at Prix Body Adornment on the 10th of September. Be warned, though: he broke up with his ex-wife almost a year ago, and whenever we talk while he works, he complains about her and talks super frankly about sex. Without fail, the three times me and my friend have been to him, this was all/a super large part of the conversation. It’s kind of funny, but also kind of way too much information. It makes for good stories afterward, though, so I’m not complaining. :)
This was taken a few hours after it was finished (hence the markings and such). It’s taken from my favorite verse in Isaiah 43. I’m a huge worrier and have been wanting this on my wrist for a few years now, but never found the font I wanted. Tyler at American Electric hooked me up with the perfect mash up of several that I liked. Practically painless.
Seriously, go to American Electric if you’re in the LA area. You won’t be disappointed. These guys are amazing. And Tyler does GREAT work.