Sunday, September 27, 2009

336: because you asked so nicely

The in-progress shots taken by Meryl, Shawn's wife:

The final-product, though a-little-hurty shots taken by the tattoo artist himself:

The wrapped-in-plastic, on-the-road-to-recovery shots taken by my husband at home (where he fed me homemade waffles and orange juice):

Honestly? It didn't hurt all that much. Just felt like those nicks you get from shaving. Over and over and over again. And I realize this area of my body is the most adaptable to this sort of pain, so the gold sticker I might feel I deserve is ridiculous.

For those who are curious, it took six hours and fifteen minutes of sit time.

I'm amazed at the amount of work that went into this tattoo. It really is awfully amazing, isn't it?

And Meryl kept me company the whole time, and we nattered on about poetry and other distracting topics. I need to spend more time with that sweet poetess and her hoosband. Them's good peoples.

Thanks again, Shawn.

I can't wait to see what you're going to do on that letterpress!

PS: I'll post some healed pictures too, promise.

Edit to add: Shawn's post about the one-of-a-kind-tattoo. (He even warned Meryl, when she was oohing over how neat it is: "Don't get any ideas! I'm not doing this again!")


Angie said...

Kinda funny how the wrapped in plastic pics look like someone just wrapped words around your arm!

It looks incredible, can't wait to see it in person.

Molly said...

I know: the saran wrap totally makes it look like the words are on the plastic as opposed to the arm.

I woke up this morning and thought, "Hey, I have a squishy arm. Oh yeah, I got a tattoo."

I can't wait to show it off in person! :)

amanda said...

ahhh can't wait to see you!

Rachel said...

Amazing! Shawn did an amazing job! Definitely post the healed pictures! I have two tattoos and neither one hurt that much either really...the one around my ankle had certain places that were unpleasant but not really pain exactly.

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