for years, i have wanted a tat. i almost got one back in the brooklyn days from huggy bear, back in the old 'hood. the artform intrigues me, as does the culture. in my heart, there was nothing more appropriate to have one as a lifemarker for the final close of a beautiful chapter and the opening of another chapter which is destined to be brilliant. i designed this one as a daily reminder to bloom...and i am certain that there will be days that a reminder will be needed. i was inspired by my garden, a vintage plate and the colors of old wallpaper. this tattoo is 3"x5" and on my abdomen, a place where i will see it everyday.
the moment that gilbert the freaking awesome tattoo artist (dude, thank you. you so rock the casbah!.) started working, i knew that i wanted another and have it already designed. so, i will be making & adding more handmades to put in my boutique to sell for my inkfund. (thank you to those of you who have bought from my boutique in the past.) he was concerned that i would be a wuss since the abdomen is such a sensitive area, but dude, i have given birth to three kids and nursed a broken heart. this was a vacation. (and yes, i was working on him to get a blog.) my beyondwonderful kids and i shared this day, this new chapter ahead and this kiss to being a miss.
for all of you gardeners who have officially run out of gardening room , think skin. square inchage is what itz tat.