Monday, October 26, 2009
My Pin-Up Girl Tattoo
I love my pin-up girl tattoo. A very talented Denver artist named Willie came up with the design - it's a cross between Gil Elvgren's illustration of a blond girl in a white dress surrounded by love letters, and of course Bettie Page. I wanted her surrounded by blue clouds instead & in a red dress, and Willie suggested to have her sitting on the moon. Perfect!
The other day I was at the library in a short-sleeved shirt, and the gentleman working at the counter asked if he could have a look at it. When I pulled up my sleeve to reveal the entire piece, he gasped and said "That's magnificent!"
I'd never received a compliment like this before about one of my tattoos, but I was thrilled about it. I do believe that it is a magnificent piece, and I feel proud to have it on my arm all the time. I know a lot of people still don't understand tattoos & why people get them, but I think they're beautiful when they're done right. And I really really love mine!