TATTOOSSATURDAYS!!


It's kind of like Tattueday/Tattoosday/Tattoo-Tuesday... only... on the weekend.

Some really great things are happening here in Jesland, and I'm feeling cheery. I've been carrying around my camera everywhere I go (again) and oh, how I've missed it! I don't necessarily feel the need to share every hour of every waking day with the interweb world (most moments I just want to soak in, y'know?)... I just carry my camera because I see beauty EVERYWHERE.  I see my world through a viewfinder; my reality is forever mentally framed in a .jpg format. When you're surrounded by amazing people, doing amazing things, in amazing places and your mind is always in artist mode, it's difficult to not want to capture what you see. This is where it becomes an art form. Not in the snooty-professional-I'm-a-big-deal kind of way, but in the "I was able to recreate what was beautiful in my head" way. It's an articulate accomplishment. And an audience is icing on the perfectly framed cake for shizzle.

Now that I've aired that, guess what? I finished my new favorite tattoo today! I have finally found my forever Tucson tattoo artist Kristin at Black Rose and I adore her tenfold. She's down to earth, beautiful, and like-woah-talented not to mention a wonderful conversationalist. This is pretty crucial for 5 hour sittings. Our topics usually touch on our favorite subjects like fuzzy kittens and vegan baking, but today she sent my mind whirling with a sweet discourse on Body and Art Anthropology. We theorized a little bit about why coming of age rituals/communal acts are missing from our American culture and why. She's a way smart cookie.

(She's my favorite piercer and artist in Tucson AND she crafts her own body mod jewelry (you should probably buy some).


and the finished piece:


Why yes, that IS a kitchenaid mixer! It's my generation's most used kitchen tool, and I think it speaks volumes of my culinary passion... wink wink. One thing that's different about this particular tattoo is that the colors will be quite different once they heal... the pinks with be lighter, the yellows more yellower, and the leaves will be a subtle green. I don't think I could be more excited. Kristin, thanks for being rad. Now, on to finishing the rest of my sleeve! Huzzah!

And folks, now you know who to ask for when you come to Tucson and want the tattoo of your life.

xoxo

13 comments

  1. Wow, that is awesome! Beautifully done and such a neat idea too!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  2. Wow thats unique,cool tat.Im heading to my tattooists on tues I am soooooo excited!! Really fancy a pin up girl on my leg x

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    1. man, leg tattoos are something i've never done! Link me a picture when you're finished! I'd love to see it!

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    2. Im hoping he can cover up a shite tribal tatt on my leg from when I was 17! First tatt regret,bummer!! Either way a hot lady is being tattooed on my other leg.Pics to follow tomorrow :) x

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  3. i am getting tattooed by allyson bennett next week. in the exact same spot! next time i'm in tucson and itching to get something done i'm contacting kristin for sure!

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  4. That's adorable! And it looks like a kitchenaid. It's always a bummer when tattoos of real life things don't work out, but this is amazing!!

    I want more tattoos, but I'm too poor. =P

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    1. I know it. It's one of those things you have to do impulsively because there is ALWAYS something more responsible to spend your money on...

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  5. Oh wow I'm in love with that sketch she did. So awesome!

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