Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through: New Tattoo

A large percentage of the people I know have tattoos, and everyone's a little different about them. Some people want pretty ink. Others think each piece needs to be significant and long-thought-out over years. Either way is fine with me. The only part I'm a little snobby about is making sure the artist is good so that whatever image looks nice forever.

I was so happy with the work Andrew Milko did on my Imagine tattoo that I knew I'd be going back to him as long as possible. Then he up and moved to a shop in Omaha, Liquid Courage Tattoo. Rather than try to find a new artist like anyone else would do, I took a road trip. Totally sane? Not sure. Sane people don't play roller derby, either.

Last time I sweated embarrassingly and nearly passed out. Andrew gave me Tootsie Pops, so that the sugar would minimize that! At the risk of sounding like a bratty child, I asked specifically for chocolate Tootsie Pops.

Score!

Also: I did not pass out. Score again!


Here's the piece with just the black done.


So many pretty colors to add to that!


Nearly finished.


The plan wasn't to leave the circle open, but it just worked out really well that way so I asked if we could.


And done! I'm so freakin' happy with this! 110% worth the three-hour drive.


The image has a lot of significance to me, but here's the original for reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_Roll_Dreams_Come_Through. Like all tattoos, this looks even better in person!

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