Sunday, 28 November 2010

Tattoo - It's Done!


No, not mine (ye-gods!), but a friend's.


Remember, ages ago, I was asked to do a design for a tattoo of an angel?

Well, it's taken all this time for my friend Gary to get sorted with an appointment to have it done, and it took more than one session, as you can imagine, in fact, it took over 7 hours to get it all done.

He came round to show me this week and here are the photos of the finished thing, hot off the press, so to speak. It's hard to get the full effect in just one image, because the wings spread round the back onto his shoulder blade and round the front towards his chest.

It's so big, it MUST have hurt though - eeeooooooo!

I rather like the additions the tattooist has made, especially the roses at the bottom. The tattoo is in memory of Gary's wife Sindie, my cousin, who died recently, and Gary tells me that yellow roses were her favourite.

Gary has a jacuzzi in his garden (lucky devil), so I imagine him sitting in the hot bubbles one frosty evening, with his angel rising out from the steaming water...

7 comments:

Bob Mrotek said...

That's very nice Lynne. Now you can add "Tattoo Artist" to the list of your accomplishments. You are truly amazing :)

granny grimble said...

I'm not a fan of all things tattoo, but I saw this one truly 'in the flesh' the other day, and I must say I was most impressed . It was magnificent and beautifully worked, quite unlike any I had ever seen before. Eat your heart out Beckham!

Lynne Chapman said...

Yes, it does look lovely (what a relief!), even though I'm not really a tattoo person either. I'm very pleased with how the wings have turned out.

Thanks Bob. Mind you, 'tattoo artist' sounds like I have my own needle at the ready, which would definitely be rather scary!

Serena said...

I don't mind tattoos in moderation and this one is absolutely beautiful, Lynne! Wonderful job by you and the tattoo artist!

Nikira said...

I am also impressed with tattoo, well designed, even I am afraid of idea to do it with the body. I feel very sad for Gary, what love he must have for his wife.

aka Penelope said...

The tattoo fits beautifully around his shoulder like a comforting wing of the angel that is his wife.

Lynne Chapman said...

How lovely Penelope - I never thought of it like that.