Skin and ink…

Someone suggested to me a few days ago that I may not be ‘normal’ – I asked several people at work today if they thought this was true and they all expressed the view that I am very normal indeed. So if I take into account the character and mental stability of those judging me then I must be a complete freak and should tie myself up immediately with some sturdy cord (shortly after calling the authorities – making phone calls with no hands can be tricky) then roll myself carefully outside and wait patiently to be taken into protective incarceration. Anyway…

tattoo

I’ve been doodling again – this time some exterior decorating. A new design photoshopped onto my back – just to make sure I like it before I take the plunge and get it inked in for real. The idea was to incorporate some different tribal designs and meld them all together.

It stemmed from a ‘discussion’ with the guy who did the Maori design on my right shoulder who believed that all tattoos should be pure designs from one culture and be separate on the body. I told him that I figured this was bollocks (in the nicest possible way of course) as neither of us were anything other than Anglo-Saxon white boys from the South East of sunny Inglaterra and about as non-tribal as you could get so any ‘tribal’ tattoo – although you could take into consideration their original meanings and spiritual significance – were basically just skin art and could be mixed together. We agreed to disagree and he did a beautiful ‘pure’ design all down my arm.

So I found an artist working with slightly less artistic limitations who has already adorned my chest very nicely (thankyou to the lovely Rebecca from Madam Butterfly’s) who I’m hoping will put some more ink in my skin later this year…

I didn’t surf today. I am really quite normal though. Oh yes…

15 Replies to “Skin and ink…”

  1. Wow, I’m impressed. Looking forward to seeing a pic of the real one. There used to be headhunting tribes here, and their tattoos were quite impressive.

    I like the idea of a tattoo, but the problem is I tire of designs quite easily. So I guess I’ll be sticking to henna.

  2. you’re tied up? I’m just in the mood for a little light B & D….

    oh sorry, this was about tattoos wasn’t it? very attractive image. would like to run my tongue over it

  3. Lizza – the trick is never to look at them…
    Nursie – thankyou for your artistic evaluation. I shall look forward to you adding the finishing touches…

  4. you lot are all mad…
    unlike me – I’m normal.
    …you don’t ‘wiggle’ shoulders – ears maybe or a nose possibly. Hips if you’re lucky. Parrot…?
    Why I oughta….

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