I have been pretty busy with projects lately, so I haven't been posting much lately at all, and for that I am sorry.
I however, have something really exciting to share with you all.
When, I turned 40 back in December, I decided it was high time that I get a tattoo. I have been toying with the idea for about 15 years. I finally decided it was time to make that a reality.
I really wanted to work with a female artist, and was happy to discover a young artist had opened a studio in the basement of the hair salon I am going to be selling some hair accessories. ( If I ever get around to making any!!)
I wrote her, and told her I wanted to meet with her. I threw some ideas out at her. I had a few things I really wanted to incorporate into the tattoo as much as possible. I still have some other ideas maybe for a future tattoo as well. We talked about my thoughts, and her thoughts, and it wasn't until we sat down together that it all came together.
The butterfly has been part of my persona for the last 9 years. My husband wrote a poem for me in which I a butterfly. I will post that poem some day if I can pinpoint where it is. I have Celtic roots , and I feel a kinship with the Celtic culture I can't quite explain. You know how you just have that connection with something you can't quite put your finger on. That is how I feel. So, I definitely wanted a butterfly , and I wanted a Celtic feel to it. So, my artist really wanted to do a realism 3D butterfly, and had been wanting to do one for a long time. So, I agreed that would be a cool thing to do. The reflection shows the image of the butterfly in Celtic knot work.
So, the butterfly represents me, and the reflection represents my Celtic spirit. Pretty awesome, eh? :)
I am super happy with it. I go back in 3 weeks to get touch up work and a little more colour.
Hope all is well in your parts of the world!! :)