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!


Ranx said...

Beth love your tattoo!
Its reminisant of a full shoulder tatoo I once thought of getting.
Tattos are addicting, I have three.
Mine are typical guy stuff and do not have the wow factor as yours does.

Beth B said...

Well thank you, sir! :)
Yes, I'm very happy with it - I hope to get more very soon. Travel is very important to me as well - so it's a toss up between permanent body art, or a trip to Spain! Dilemmas, dilemmas...