Monday, August 18, 2008

I lost my virginity...

Tattoo virginity, that is! Gotcha! So I've been wanting one for a long time, but I'm pretty fickle and get bored with everything quickly, so I've taken a long time in deciding. I finally decided on a loose plan of a child hugging a farm animal with bright colors. I got a bunch of Tofurkey heart temporary tattoos at Vegfest and put them all over my body until I decided on the right spot (inner left calf). Yes, I know, probably over thinking it... but I'm crazy like that. I went in to Scapegoat, my local all-vegan tattoo shop, and made an appointment to meet with an artist. I chose Sam due to his availability and a beautiful peacock in his portfolio, and when I told him my idea he totally understood what I wanted and came up with a design. I scheduled my appointment for a week later. Unfortunately, my cat scratched the shit out of me that same day - right where the tattoo was supposed to go! So I had to reschedule and let that heal. I finally did it yesterday! I am super happy with the results - Sam is really talented and I almost cried from happiness when I saw it. But I didn't! Almost!





In natural lighting












You can see the child a little better here














Kitten approved!















Speaking of kittens, do any of you have any great kitty names up your sleeves? I'm liking Marmalade, hubby's liking Godzilla. Yikes!

10 comments:

VeganCowGirl said...

Oh my goodness....I am so jealous that you live in vegan-mecca..."my local vegan tatto parlour"!!! Argh.

I too took forever to get my tattoo and have wanted another one ever since. My first tattoo is a line from Romeo and Juliet, which I had put on my lower back in graduate school.

My vote for the cat's name is: Hamlet!! :)

Enjoy your (vegan) ink.

jessy said...

wow! what a beautiful & thoughtful tattoo! that rocks so hard! i really super love it! that's awesome that you planned it out so well - even the placement! great idea, indeed!

i think that Marmalade is an adorable name! :) your kitteh is just too darn cute!

Bianca said...

Sweet tat! I really, really like that. Tattoos are a super commitment, so it's great that you took so much time and care in deciding. That one says, "I love and respect animals" without coming across as super militant. I don't think you'll ever regret that.

And I LOVE the pic of the kitty inspecting Sam's work. Too cute!

VeganFabulous said...

That is a great tattoo! Is that your inner thigh? I am confused by the pictures...My cat's name is Rupert. People are always taken aback by it but I really like it!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

that is beautiful! are you coming to the ppk potluck so we can see it in person? ; )

Chelsea said...

Thanks everybody! I'm really loving it :) And VF - I totally wish my thigh was that svelte(!), but no, it's my inner calf (the grass starts a couple inches above my ankle). And Jess, hmmm, I figured I was too much of a noob to go! Maybe I will come show it off :)

I really like Rupert and Hamlet for kitty names! This is so difficult! I've been liking Rosemary today...

The Cooking Lady said...

I beat you. I got my first tatoo when I was 41. I did not tell anyone, althought hubby already had 4.


mine is a Trek tatoo, can you guess why? Yeah I an old enough to have watched the Original series and not in reruns. It's a generic Trek tatoo and it was recently sliced into due to back surgery. Boo Hoo.

I love your tatoo, it speaks volumes. Love your blog!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Chelsea, it's on the PPK! It's totally open to all! You should come, totally.

jelymo said...

i love that tat, congratulations on getting inked! it is a very addictive art, i must say.

Mandee said...

Hi Chelsea, found your blog thru PPK.

Your tattoo is awesome and your kitten is to cute! I think Marmalade suits her :)

Mandee xox