Inked

So I got this yesterday.

I am very, very happy. It’s something I’ve wanted for a long while. My knitting and cat obsessions are likely obvious if you read this blog, but what might not be is that I learned to knit from my grandma and come from a line of crafty women. Hence, this design has multiple meanings for me.

Putting it on my wrist was a bit of a big decision, but I’m ultimately very happy. My first tattoo isn’t so visible, and I’ve always wished I could show it off more. So, I figured why not take the plunge with this second one?

Another thing that I’m excited about with this tattoo? My husband drew it 🙂

Of course, small tweaks needed to be done by the tattoo artist. He added the detail on the yarn for example, which I LOVE. It was really cool to bring the hubby and let the two artists figure out the final product. I of course had input, but my art skills are so terrible I was happy to defer to them.

PS: the artist is Peter Belej at TCB Tattoos. HIGHLY recommended.

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Well pierce me with a hook

So, searching tattoo designs on the ‘net tonight, since I am thinking of getting another one (I’ve been ‘thinking’ for months if not years, so we’re not talking imminent folks), when I stumble across this rather unique piercing:

What is your first thought when you look at this?

Mine? Crochet hook. I honestly thought “is that a crochet hook?” Does this mean I have a problem? Is yarn taking over my subconscious?

If you say no to that, let me tell you that my second thought (while still thinking it is indeed a crochet hook) was “awesome!” before my rational brain stepped in and pointed out that such a thing would be a) impractical, b) perhaps a little too odd for my tastes.