Friday, July 10, 2009

temple vs amusement park...

Some of us see our bodies as a temple and some see it as an amusement park. I'm down with both points of view!
This photo of a brand new tattoo has been forwarded to me by the awesome folks from BlueQ. I had to take a second and a third look. Yep, that's the owl from the pattern I did for BlueQs overnighter bag. Someone loved it enough to give it a home on their back. Here's their original message:
(I just wanted to share some new ink with you guys - we at Acme LOVE,  

LOVE, LOVE the new stuff!  The photo below is a little raw still and   

combination of the overnight tote and the catalog cover.  My tattoo  

guy is a genius...

-nina)

Well, if anyone else wants to tattoo something I made...  let me know - I'll help with the process - make the lines clean and  help with colors - 'cause this is a serious commitment!

11 comments:

carolyn Gavin said...

You've arrived Helen! i've always thought of getting inked myself but could never decide on what design to get... well this opens up a new possibilty. Although i don't think i'm brave enough in the end... it sure is food for thought!

Cicada Studio said...

Wild!

Becky said...

I'm one of the can't decide what I want but I want a tattoo gals too!

Maybe for my 50th this September!

How cool is it that someone loved your designs this much!!!

Anthony said...

Whoa, talk about someone "having your back"... That's pretty much the ultimate compliment!

salli s. swindell said...

owwie-zowie! looks painful but oh-so beautiful! what an honor!!

Vickie said...

I love your designs, but...OUCH! Not that much.

Rain said...

Hi Helen, I noticed your designs right away via Illustrationmundo. Your work is fantastic, very fun and cheerful! :) I took the liberty of adding you to the blogs I follow. Would you like to trade links? Thanks! :)

Hege Evensen said...

wow, I am out of words... but agree with all the rest, this is a huge compliment.

Karen said...

That's awesome! Wish someone would tattoo my work on them!!! Oh, maybe me... ;-)

9SpotMonk Studio said...

that's love.

Acme Mercantile said...

I happened upon this picture of my back totally by accident. Imagine my surprise! I loved the simple timeless patterns paired with the colors that my tattoo artist picked, making it truly one of a kind. Be prepared for any updates...