A low-key weekend has been happening for me, and yet it feels like it's been packed full of things.
- Dress - Zac Posen for Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here for the case|lang|veirs concert in June
- Blazer (below) - Banana Republic, thrifted; last worn here over the cold shoulder in May
- Shoes - Half-Truth Veda, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July for the Alt Pride Parade
I had to miss the Ulti game on Saturday morning, because I found a new tattoo artist (Mason LaRose, linking here 'cause I love), thanks to the recommendations from our pals at Floyd's Diner. I met with him a couple of weeks ago, and really liked him and his style. Done! Let's start working on my next project!
I love this dress, and thought it would be comfortable for lying on a table for 4 hours. I was right.
A jacket to cover up from the sun.
One last look at this upper arm.
- Belt - gift from Ruth
- Cuff - thrifted
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence
- Spider ring - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1984
I took my camera to record some of my tattoo journey. This is Floyd's Diner.
Mason rents a chair at Painted Lotus Studios (linking here 'cause I love)
This is the main area of the shop:here).
I always enjoy the decor in tattoo shops.
I had my work done upstairs, where we had a big skylight for natural light (and seagull-watching). Another woman and I were being worked on up there; they put on "Star Trek: Into Darkness" for her to watch (I listened, since I was mostly facing away from the TV).
L picked me up afterwards (I was all taped up for overnight recovery), and we headed down to Lure Patio for drinks and appies with our besties to celebrate our dear friend Nick's birthday.
It's a great view!
From Lure, we strolled across the bridge to town.
We strolled through tourist central:
Today, I slept in, then started on my tattoo care: remove the plastic and start washing the plasma off the tattoo.
- Top - Two Women and a Trunk, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) in July, although this is basically an around-the-house-only top now
- Skirt - Noa Noa; last worn here a year ago July 2015 with cowboy boots
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (4th outfit) a couple of weeks ago in July with my purple fluttery silk skirt (enjoy, Chrissy!)
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
Okay, you ready? Here's part 1 of my new tattoo.
The words say, "I am the master of my fate"; this is the penultimate line of my favourite poem ever, "Invictus." Once I have my left arm done (another rose, which will be red), the quote will be completed with, "I am the captain of my soul."
Here is the full poem - it's by William Ernest Henley, and was written in 1875, and I have loved it since I was a teenager. Here's also some info about Henley himself - he is famous for this single poem.
I'm excited to get this coloured!
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