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. Terry,

    I think you should get a paisely tattoo AND a nose ring!

  4. and pierce your belly button too! :)

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

  5. Anonymous3:45 AM

    they only hurt while you're getting them done... after that, you have htme forever!! Be aware, though, that many reputable tattooists will refuse to tattoo your hands, neck, or face. Just in case you were considering that!! And if you love tatts, just not on YOUR skin, how about tattooed *shoes*? There was a link over on makeblog today...(