Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ink Sauce



The story began somewhat hazy I didn't know what to get, my first instinct was just go with it. So as me and my friend sat through the night as her little brother peered at the screen we finalized the font for the supposed script. This was it! So close and no one to stop me. Man! sweet , quick check on the artist and a moment to reassure myself that everything is going to be OK and we're back on. It was basically taboo so i cant divulge anymore lets just say I wasn't the only one getting inked luckily my contact and a squeamish smile melted the Philippine giant who was before me in line and I squeezed into the studio. As I sat onto the stool in the middle of his studio/ living room / kitchen the ritual began and I realised I was in too deep. When the needle went in and he got at it , it happened so fast I couldn't believe he was done. Looked into the mirror and there it was one night ago a scribble on word was now my first tattoo. Mangiata Il fegato - Eat your heart out.

This little Piggy

The next of course was supposed to be a Cook free or die skull by Chef Anthony Bourdain but that didn't fly well with everyone so instead I worked up a tattoo on the fly referencing diagrams from the Internet and comparing it with my notes . The original tattoo was going to be in french but I wanted to go easy on the rookie tattoo artist and went with English incorporating a family member's name to get some approval and leverage. Remember walking back that night with a bleeding arm wondering what the hell i had just done.


The Piece DE Resistance

, the beauty standing a year old is the sea bass. This tattoo means so much, food , my fishing time with dad and the special occasion for getting the tattoo . It was the best four hours of my life and money well spent the angler and the bass came out beautifully and the waves look amazing with the Japanese rays in the back. The tattoo is supposed to be for good luck like the koy fish but my twist was the bass and the angler is you, me basically hanging on two and reeling in luck and life, it starts off flimsy but as you reel it in you get better and more stable. So when your ready you can stick it in the gills and hold life by the hands. Shout out to Gavin R, you did good com padre.

16 comments:

  1. I love the sea bass tattoo. The artist has done an amazing job! I have been reading a lot about people getting inked and now I just need to do it. I have the design ready. Maybe it's time I upload the design as a post on my blog so that I dont lose that little piece of paper....Do you want to guess what I am going to get?

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  2. Wow, those are some tattoos! I have a teeny weeny one on my left shoulder! Maybe I should put up a pic too ;)

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  3. Kudos to you.. i have been thinking about getting one done for a long time and in the process my wife ended up getting inked twice. Maybe i am worried about the needles...

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    1. haha thinka bt it properly fore getting it

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  4. Woah! Cool Tattoos. I like seeing them but I am sure I'll never get one done.

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  5. Wow!!! Three. You are really brave. I loved the sea bass one. Its beautiful. What does the first one mean?.I am sure I will never ever get one done.

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  6. whoa! that's one tattoo! I don't think I will ever get a tattoo done..:-)

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  7. whooaa... i can never imagine myself done! love the last one !

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    1. hehe thanks :) the last one means d most

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