So, I went in to the shop know what I wanted and where it was going to go. I sat down at the counter and Daryl and I found the right pictures online and he played around with photoshop so that it all looked right. After I looked it over and double, triple checked it, he printed it off and ran it through his fancy machine that made the printout a stencil.
|I know you can't see it very well, but here is the stencil on my leg.|
After he got the stencil put on, he went to work. I haven't gotten ink in a couple years, so it took me a minute or two to get used to the feeling of the tattoo gun.
After he had gotten the outline done, he went out to take a smoke break. When he came back and started filling in the frame, my skin had gotten tender enough that it started to be pretty uncomfortable. But I stayed as still as I could. I cannot stand when I see or hear of people crying and pouting and wiggling and complaining. So, I stayed still and I didn't say anything. Once he got to filling in my flowers, I started to calm down a bit.
Here is the finished product! I absolutely love it! It is everything I wanted and I think its gorgeous! For anyone who asks, the phrase is "I am fueled by all forms of failure. I paid the price. So, I'll take what's mine." It is the opening 2 lines of a song called "Sticks and Bricks" by A Day To Remember.
That is all for today. I hope everyone enjoys this lovely Wednesday!