No ..Love them or hate them, I'm talking TATTOOS.'Kojak'..sorry, that'll be Pete, has been saving up for another tattoo for absolutely ages.Ages.
Donkeys years even.
I wasn't keen on him having another, I love seeing them but I'm still unsure about the old-age thing (parting the wrinkles at 90 to have a peep at your 60 year old 'ink' so to speak)
that and the fact that we are not quite exciting enough people to get away with amazing tattoos like this one or the one above;pretty stuff..(from flickr)
Every time he managed to save a bit, putting away his Christmas and birthday money every year, we ended up dipping into his 'tat fund' for important but boring stuff, like food.
Thankfully now (without wishing to jinx things, so I'm touching wood and crossing everything as I say this) things are much,much better than they were, so Kojak..Pete, had his first sitting of his new tattoo the other week.
It's going to take a good few sittings for this one.He's wanting a 'sleeve' (I'm really not keen on quite that much but It did enable me to use lots of jokes about 'puff-sleeves' or 'leg of mutton sleeves' )
He certainly did his research.The style, the artist, going through endless photos and inspirations.He likes the 'old school' stuff.Bright and colourful with a big emphasis on the 1950s.Pete's tattoo artist is a big hairy, tattoo covered biker..with a Degree in fine art.
These are his inspirations..a starting point really because the artist will add lots of his own artwork to make it unique.
This is what you get with a really good artist..
and this is what you get with a bad one!... (his first tattoo which will be re-drawn and re-styled)
oh look one of Nicky's cute, innocent bunnies is in the background!! lol!
I'm so impressed with it all so far I even thought of having (my tattoo that you dont really know about..) hidden under a new one with a little bird and some cherry blossoms.
this is phase one..lots of twiddly bits like birds and stuff still to be added and of course,the colours.
He says it itches.
But it has made him soooooooo happy.