Saturday, March 11, 2006

Serendipity strikes again

Yesterday I posted my Illustration Friday response to this week's theme "Tattoo" and stated that if I ever were to get a tattoo it would be paisley. It was frivolous—I don't want any kind of tattoo really.

Today I went over to Columbia Art Supply to pick up some stretcher bars and other things and as I was paying, on the counter I spotted a display of little Dover books, including this one! Whaaaaaa—I thought I made that up, just yesterday. It was a whim and yet, here were actual paisley tattoos. Of course I had to buy it. And of course I had to come home and apply one of them to the very hand that was my model yesterday.

It's temporary, but I think I like it. Do the real ones hurt? A lot?


  1. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Hey Terry,

    I joined the weekly group that you recommended and am thinking about tattoos too -- but as usual you are far more elegant in your thinking than I am. I was maundering about some kind of snarky comment of tattoos of love, revised over time. cheers, June

  2. I don't know if they hurt, but they can't be to much fun. Think of a needle pricking you at say 500 times a minute. Not my idea of fun.

  3. and pierce your belly button too! :)

    I love the henna tattoos...I could have some fun with temporary ones.