Even though my birthday is not until Sept 1st, I decided to treat myself to an early birthday present this past weekend!
Virginia Beach had their 2nd Annual Tattoo Fest, and of course, I had to go! I missed the tattoo expo in Hampton that was earlier this year, so I could not miss another one. I had a pretty good time, said hello to some of the artists I know, and ran into a few old friends. I missed the body paint contest that I wanted to see, but I found some pictures of it online which was pretty cool. I am glad that bodypainting is starting to become more popular here.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to get tattooed or not and had not planned on it. I was contemplating either getting a piercing or a tattoo. The artist who did my head tattoo was booked up, so I looked around and came across an artist from NY that specialized in lettering. I decided to get my knuckles done, which is ass-backwards for me to do it, considering I don’t even have sleeves yet, but oh well, I guess that is my way of rebelling hahaha.
I haven’t officially made my bucket list yet, but I know that one of the things on my list was to get a tattoo during a convention. I decided to get “HOPELESS DREAMER” across my knuckles, plus I needed to get something covered up. Here are some pics!
We decided on a carnival style lettering, which is my favorite and it is what we use for our LAHCIA STUDIOS logo. I wanted to have some color in it too, I didn’t want just black lettering, so I chose blue. Since the letters were one short on my pinky finger, I had him do a crescent moon and it turned out great!
I am not going to lie, knuckles HURT LIKE HELL!!!!!! What was I thinking???? hahaha It hurt more than my head tattoo, especially the pinky fingers. But, so worth it to me because it means a lot to me.
I think I am going to start treating myself to a tattoo on my birthday every year, well at least the bigger pieces. hahaha. I’ll be 31 this year, and I am actually very happy to be in my 30’s. I know there is so much that awaits for me and I am excited to see what it holds for me.
Well, I am off to go to the shop, I have tons to do! I hope you have a productive Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!