Saturday, March 17, 2012

Awkward Silence

I know I've been blogging for a year or two now but I feel horrible about my recent lack of posting. I've been working so much and so tired all the time that I have completely neglected my blog. I feel like I owe myself and all of you an apology for that. I do love my blog, I promise I'll be making more time for it!

So as promised, I had a surprise. And as many of you guessed, I got my first tattoo! On February 29, William and I headed to Lucky 21 tattoo in Las Vegas to see Alex Strangler, one of my favorite tumblr tattoo artists. She was visiting for just two days and we were praying she'd have an availability for me! 

So I gave her one of my drawings of the flowers you all know I'm obsessed with. I was so impressed that she came back within a few minutes with a perfect stencil. I didn't have to fix anything because she did just what I wanted.

And then I sat for two hours and got my first tattoo! It's on the inside of my left arm, close to my elbow. I thought about getting it lower but that would have hurt even more! Over all I'd say it hurt like a bitch, however you get over the pain pretty quick. I just got super obsessed with how beautifully it came out and I know I'll be getting tons and tons more.

And I thought the healing process was wicked so I snapped shots of those too!

Over all I think it was an amazing experience for me. The team at the shop was amazing and friendly. Alex is kind and truly gifted at her craft. I don't think I could have asked for anything better.

Do you have any body mods? I am slowly making my way more into them. I am really thinking on dermal anchors right now.
Love and Turtledoves,


  1. AH! I adore it, such a pretty tattoo and so well done!!
    I have my itty bitty little sunshine on the inside of my wrist, and just regular ol' ear piercings. I totally want more piercings on my ears though, maybe a helix piercing and second holes :) We'll see though!!


    1. Thanks! I'm so in love with it, I can't wait to get more.

  2. Jaco, it's absolutely beautiful! Oh, goodness, I love it!

  3. OMG!!!!!! I love it! Btw's, ever since you mentioned a dermal anchor on your blog a while ago, I have had the secret desire to get one so if your thinking of it, go for it!

    1. I want a dermal so bad but they do reject sometimes and are really permanent. I don't know, I'm so tossed up on the idea.

  4. Looks amazing! Post pictures when its all healed!!! I love tattoos but am way too much of a wimp to get one!!


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