So last week I sat for the first installment of my sleeve tattoo. It’s going to take several appointments, and since my artist lives in another state, I don’t get over there as often as I’d like. Luckily, work takes me there every couple months, so I am hoping to have it finished by Christmas. My next appointment is scheduled for mid-August.
It’s hard to explain the design. The concept is lace, with several ‘cameos’ within it of important things in my life. This first cameo, and the largest, is for my children. I didn’t want to tattoo their names or birthday’s. That’s fine for some people, but I’m all about imagery. So these are my boys. The older, Linus, who loves blankets, and the younger, Rerun. I just love how confident Linus is and how Rerun is looking up to him as if he knows that his older brother is going to teach him the ways of the world. That is exactly how they are. My older son knows everything and will happily tell you how it is. And the baby just follows him around and soaks it all in.
The rye wheat will feature in all the cameos in some way as well. The lace is very art deco, and the design will follow that vision. Right now I am planning to have three or four more smaller cameos down and around my arm with bands of lace finishing off the top and bottom. Sorry if that’s not clear, it’s sort of floating around in my and my artist’s heads right now. There will be a piece for my parents, my dogs, and Sir (of course), but not sure what we’re going to do for all of them. I love what some people have done with the standard BDSM symbols, so I will probably look for something unique. Sir suggested weaving some crops, whips, and ball gags into the lace. It could be complicated, but I know that if anyone can do it beautifully, my guru can.
So as this grows I will post more pictures. I love ink, so you’ll be forced to put up with my obsession now and again.