My mom has been wanting a tattoo for years now but was waiting for just the right time to do it. The right time turned out to be last night, as a 65th birthday present to herself (and from her dear hubby/my dad too). I accompanied her on the excursion for documentation and supervision (she is my MOM, after all).
Just after the outline was tattooed:
The happy birthday girl:
Damion at Electric Dragonland (he did a GREAT job):
The final piece of art (click to enlarge):
The colors will be much lighter and brighter once the healing is complete (1-2 weeks). All of that green will turn into the green known in our family as "Grama green" (the color of her green VW bug) which is 100% appropriate for her. She couldn't have chosen better colors or a better design.
The final verdict: She LOVES it! And thought that it didn't hurt that bad... :)
We joked about having another item checked off of her proverbial "bucket list" as we enjoyed some raspberry chocolate chip ice cream at Sebastian Joe's afterwards. What's on your bucket list?
*My mom's 80-year old friend is getting a tattoo next week too!