Oops I Did It Again

Well, I did it again. I got another tattoo, that is. I’ve been stressed out a lot lately and felt a pull to get more ink. I made my appointment and my artist Leo was ready to go. I wanted an old school Sailor Jerry tattoo, and that what he absolutely lives to do, so he was beyond elated to ink it on me. And you know I was beyond elated to have him ink this beauty:

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I had wanted it for a while and couldn’t wait to head to Supernova in Astoria. I feel like it is a second home to me now. As soon as I got there I felt my stress level go down and my excitement go up! And the atmosphere there is awesome:

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You can see Leo is quite the old school tattoo artist with his Sailor Jerry books full of old school designs you’d be likely to see on a seaman 50 years ago. I love the vintage/pinup/burlesque vibe that these tattoos offer, and I know I want more and more! I have a feeling I’m going to be totally tattooed in a few years 😉

As soon as that needle hit my skin I felt my stress level and pain just melt away. Sometimes getting a new tattoo helps my pain more than the pain meds do – weird, huh? But it’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

So what does the grand finale end look like? Here it is…

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This is from Leo’s Instagram, and as you can tell, he had an awesome time doing the tattoo. I had a great time too! I can just sit while he inks me and shoot the shit with him. The best part was he was wearing a Viva Las Vegas shirt from when he was there in 2011. I went in 2012. We both want to go next year! All in all, an awesome experience. But that’s par the course at Supernova 😉

3 comments on “Oops I Did It Again

  1. Fabulous ink! I love the classic Sailor Jerry style as well. That’s not strange to me at all – there are a lot of things out there (crafting and writing, for example) that help me more than any prescription med ever has. There are all kinds of helping and healing things in this world, and not all of them come from a pharmacy by any means.

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