fast forward to my early twenties, i still had the little sketch with me (after numerous moves) and i made my mind up to make it permanent, i still loved it years later- why not?
i thought my granny would hate it, but she loved it and said it was very feminine.
my tat is an arm band and well, it's got a gap in the back (i did consider wrapping the design all the way around, but i wanted the pretty scroll work to show) so i've been itching to commit my love of quilting permanently on my body....last night i was exploring Flickr and i happened on a picture of Dainty Squid's chest tat that got me thinking about a quilting tattoo again (there's also a group for sewing tats- people sure do love their scissors and sewing machines) i'm not as cute as her and i'm pretty sure that i couldn't pull off a chest tat (i have done the blue hair before)....*sigh* i'd love a full quilting sleeve
any whoo- as i was coveting some of the ink on Flickr i had a huge light bulb moment!!! the one thing that has held me back from getting a quilting theme tat is: WHERE TO PUT IT...it took years to decide where to put my celtic knot....LIGHTBULB!!! i can put a little vignette of quilting stuff in the gap of my celtic knot omg- perfect.
i'm thinking a pair of scissors or a rotary cutter, a spool of thread with a needle, and a thimble. if i can fit it and it's doesn't look dorky i'll stick in a sawtooth star block. i'll also get the artist to freshen up my celtic knot.....sweet!
yes, i'm dead serious....