I wanted to apologize for my lack of creativity and inspiration lately.
My rough week was quickly turned around after a visit to my tattoo artist yesterday. I realized after spending around 6 hours there that I really needed to get out of my own head and just chat with people I don't normally talk to.
Yes, tattoo artists and other tattoo enthusiasts, I'm one of those tattoo collectors that talks to keep her mind off the pain. I like to think my artist doesn't mind, but maybe I make him want to jump out the window.
Regardless, he did an amazing job with the first iteration of my matryoshka tattoo design that I first debuted in this post.
Here is phase #1, outline and some shading:
Sorry that you have to see my pasty and sunburned thigh.
I go back on August 13 to fill in the coloring, and I'll probably have another session to touch everything up and tighten up the whole design.
I'm madly in love with it, of course. And one great thing about it in relation to my last tattoo--the half-sleeve--the "incomplete" version of this one looks pretty badass. The half-sleeve, because it didn't have any strict lines, looked more like a series of brown and grey blemishes and burns after the first run.
I've decided that this'll be the last one for awhile (for reals this time) because I don't want to get all my tattoos before 30. This last year I got three big ones and it's time to sit it out for awhile.
What have you done this weekend?