Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I very clearly remember having a conversation with my then-boyfriend and his mom when I was about 18 about how tacky I thought tattoos were. Both then boyfriend and I would never get a tattoo. His mom thought we were being a bit judgmental but we were 18 and knew everything.
Fast forward six years and now I have four tattoos. To be fair I'm not brave enough for color so all mine are in white ink but, with my beyond pale skin that actually ends up looking pretty cool. My most recent one is of the Portland skyline. I was inspired by the lovely Lana's Philly skyline tattoo. I've wanted a Portland tattoo for awhile but couldn't really decide on anything. Once I saw Lana's amazing ink though I knew that was what I wanted. So, with her blessing I went forward.
I sketched what I wanted using this photo. Sean Lanusse at Infinity Tattoo took my very rough drawing and turned it into what is now permanently on my arm. And I love it.