April 04, 2006

Diary of a tattoo...

Got a new tattoo from Mr.Gerry Kramer!! *woot* About freakin time... I haven‘t been tattoo‘d in ages.

I thought for those of you who‘ve never seen a tattoo in progress you might enjoy this little photo diary.

So Gerry and I talked about the image I wanted and he spent some time furiously drawing and re-drawing the picture until I liked what I saw. I liked what I saw right away... by the way. The man is a genius. Then we talked about what colors everything would be…
Then he makes a stencil of the drawing and places it on my leg. Thank goodness I had that pedicure.
While my stencil dries he sets up his gear. First he picks the needles he wants to use.And sets up his tattoo machine.
Then he starts tattooing. AHHHHH!!
We’re about halfway there...Oh dear lord. I need a water break. Getting close to finishing the outline!
Outline is done. That’s it for me today… I tapped out. *laugh*Outline took about 1.5 hours to do... color will be done in a couple of weeks. I had a rough sleep last night. *laugh* My leg was aching... Beauty is pain right??This is me in the morning... a little puffy and sore, but you get the idea. By the way, it's really difficult to take a photo of your own leg. *laugh* I'll post a better photo once we put some color into it. :)

17 comments:

Holly said...

GORGEOUS! I *love* it!!!

wolffie said...

OWWWWWW!!!!

Katrina said...

thank you so much for posting this. I'm planning to get a tatoo fairly soon and it was great to see how it all goes down.

Urban Vegan said...

interesting, but ouchie-poo.

Urban Vegan said...

interesting. but ouchie-poo.

Kramers said...

never ever ever could I ever do that. never.

Me said...

Love the new ink Sarah! Can't wait to see the colour! It's funny but when I say the pics from your spa session I was surprised at how few tattoos you have on your legs - I was sure that you had more. Sure enough, you went ahead and got another one!!!! YAY!

I'm off to see Chris at Bears Skin Art (wwww.tattoosbybear.com) here in Edmonton after work today about my next 2 pieces (war time portraits of my grandparents). Damn that addictive ink...

Anonymous said...

Awesome! It looks art deco!

plaidshoes said...

That is great. I wish Gerry was in the states!

Moochiecat said...

Gerry is awesome...he did a small memorial tattoo for me last October and got everything absolutely just right.
He's also tattoo'd several of my friends so we're like the Gerry Kramer fan club when we get together.
Shame on you for posting that though...you've got me champing at the bit to get more done now!!

Danielle said...

How gorgeous!

Jamie said...

Looks great Sarah! I will show one of my friends who thinks it's quick and painless! Mind you, mine have never needed more than one session, bus my big centaur's all black anyways.

You should show a few of the scary wet wipes... I went through a whole pack of them!

Summer said...

so very pretty....

DreamQueen said...

Yes, it's beautiful! Good work, Mr. Gerry Kramer!

Kelly said...

that looks unreal Sarah...now I am itching to get one!!Gerry did such a great job!

Poppy said...

Wow, I want one too. If I ever get up to your area of Canada(and I just might) I'll have to come by and get one.

vegcat said...

ooh pretty!!!