Tuesday, February 15, 2011

first tattoo + a work in progress

Went and got myself my first tattoo.

 Naturally this has been something I've been wanting to do for a while now. Ever since I first started including them as themes in my work. I've been fascinated by them, as means of storytelling and making a portrait into something more than just a portrait. Also, I love drawing.
This little anchor wasn't something I thought about prior, I didn't know what I was getting until an hour or so before I got it. But it's an anchor, with a heart, which pretty successfully illustrations my love for the sea, I think.
This tattoo shop in SF, Picture Machine, does $25 Valentine's Day themed tattoos each year, with a bunch of options to choose from. So on Sunday a bunch of my friends and I all got love-themed little inkings done. My tattoo artist Derick was super friendly and amazing and was actually familiar with some of my work, which of course made me giddy and excited like a 5-year old. But, yes, it did hurt. Luckily my kitty Wesley has inadvertently been preparing me for it, as he is, well, playful. Playful with his claws and teeth..? Ha. Kind of just felt like Wes was scratching me in a very careful and organized fashion. With ink. 

Anyway, there's something so intriguing about it. It's now a part of me forever. It's important to me and for my art, I think. To understand it. Yeah yeah, I know, it's super tiny, but it's a step. I'm already planning my next one. There will definitely be boats involved. (duh)

Also, I'm going to be in a super fun Warhol-themed group show that opens March 10th at Project One in SF. Here's a lil teaser image of my piece of Jackie Kennedy that I started the other night. (one of Warhol's pieces re-imagined by me)


Marxela said...

It's small, but the heart anchor is lovely and I think it suits you well.

Anonymous said...

super cute :)

Deborah Kraft said...

You have a new canvas to paint.....YOU!! It is lovely dear, just as you are. I myself love the sea, it is so appropriate. <3

Melinda Walker said...

I love your tattoo. So cute.

mathyld ▲under the pyramids▲ said...

Guess where I plan to make my own tattoo ?
Yeah, that's right, miss twin ! Right wrist !
I love yours !
x x x

Ps : 25$ tat ? Seriously ! Wow !

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Great news! Am already looking forward to seeing the next one;)

Unknown said...

wooooooooo like it !

Off Label Mama said...

New to your blog, and so glad I found it! I'm an absolute lover of all things nautical, but especially anchors. I think this is a fantastic first tattoo! Hopefully I'll get an anchor tattoo of some sort soon myself. I can't wait to browse through your past posts and come back to see more!

Unknown said...

The picture at the top is so pretty >>>>

-L O V E

Anonymous said...

nice paints you are soo S E X Y.

Melanie said...

Congrats on your first tat! I got my first one 10 years ago this March! (Wow, I feel old now) haha.

Keep up the inspiring work, it's great as always! P.S. love the new hair! ;)

Jess said...

Yay! Welcome to the be-tatted club. They are super addictive. But yours is just lovely & so delicate. Great story too.

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely beautiful, I'm so glad I came across your page! You inspired me for my first tat ;)

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