The new tattoo is on my left arm. My inner wrist/forearm area to be exact. And this is actually how it should be viewed. I tricked ya a little by putting it sideways down below. I just wanted to see what some of your guesses would be. :P This guy is absolutely amazing. I explained my concept and he drew it out. Straight onto my arm. Freehand. With a black ink pen. Seriously. Can you believe that? He's uber-talented. His name is Josh. And you'll be shocked to know that he's a Republican who listens to talk radio! Well, I was shocked by that. I guess you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, eh? He's a very interesting person. Very cool to talk to. Not at all what I'd expected. Some of you were correct in your guesses. The tattoo represents my nieces and nephews. The "T" in the middle is because all their names start with the letter T. But of course, y'all knew that, right? Then there's a flower for each one descending down in their birth order from oldest to youngest. Each flower is colored for the birthstone that represents the month they were born. This is the black outline before color. (Sorry. If you look close it's a little bloody.) The third born is Tatum. Her birthstone is blue topaz which represents December.
Fourth born is Teagan. He's an aquamarine for the month of March.
Think John Mc_Cain would want Josh campaigning for him? LOL! Yes those are tattoos on his face, too.
Our baby girl, Tess, was born on August 10th. Her birthstone is a lime green peridot. Looks a little yellow in the pic mixed with my blood and all. :)
It didn't hurt too bad. Was just more annoying than anything. But I also have a high tolerance for pain. So maybe I'm not a good judge of that. A friend from work went with me for moral support. Or in case I became a quivering bundle of nerves. LOL! She took all the pics. Thanks Debbie. Here's the second born's flower. Travis is an amethyst. He was born in February like his aunt.And we finish up with the oldest child's flower. Another purple one. Tanner was also born in February. Pretty cool, eh? I absolutely love it!!! It turned out even better than I expected. It's exactly what I envisioned and then some. I'm still amazed that Josh just listened to my explanation, grabbed my arm and drew it on with a ballpoint pen. No practice on paper first. Just went for it. And it turned out perfectly! By the way, Carla, now that this is permanently etched into my arm...... you're done having children, right? LOL!I love that it's so dainty and feminine. The swirls and scroll work are gorgeous. And just to give you an idea of the scale here's another pic. With little Mr Griffey demanding his ears be scratched.I don't have any tattoos on my back yet. I'm saving it for a piece to represent my daughter. I'm hoping that her Chinese name will have some type of meaning that can be interpreted into a drawing. I'll include her western name in a beautiful script. And her Chinese name in traditional Chinese characters. If the meaning behind her name can't be drawn out, I'll do something else with an Asian theme like cherry blossoms, a koi fish, a dragon or something like that. We'll see. I have lots of time to ponder it, don't I?