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Talent –


Jennifer Billig is an absolutely amazing artist.  Amazing.  Seriously.  Anyone who can take a vague description and a call-phone photo of a headstone, and turn it into *exactly* what I had in my head is exactly that: amazing.

Stage one of The Big-Ass Tattoo is done.  I’m due to go back in September for part of the shading and color, and then again in December for the rest of it.  Hopefully it will all be finished before the end of the year, but we shall see how that goes.

Roughly one hour into the actual inky bit we were up to the elbow, and I was feelin’ fine.  Just fine.

Dogwood tattoo at the first break
Dogwood tattoo at the first break

At hour 3 or so we had the whole arm done, and I was still feeling pretty chipper, although freezing my arse off:

Dogwood tattoo, second break
Dogwood tattoo, second break

Then we did the shoulders and the upper back, and that was pretty much when my body decided it had definitely had enough:

Dogwood tatto, the final hour
Dogwood tatto, the final hour

That last bit was absolutely brutal, which really surprised me, but the entire outline is done, which should be the worst of it, right?

I love it.  Looooooove it.  Love.   Also?  I’m now covered in beeeees!


2 thoughts on “Talent

  1. It’s amazing! And quite Big-Ass if you do say so yourself!! I can’t wait to see the progression. You are a stronger woman than I. I just don’t think I could hack it. :o) I look forward to more pics. And to lunch!!

  2. Wow, Holly, it’s really pretty at just the outline. Can’t wait to see it with color added! I love dogwoods.
    (and bees too)

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