Well, the magic was fun while it lasted! Last session's red didn't hold as well as it should have, so back we went to the regular machines to redo that section + the rest of the snake's belly... all the way down to the tip of the tail.
I'll miss being able to simultaneously think and talk while being tattooed, but obviously it'll be worth it. Am really loving the way it's coming together, with the brilliant red + gnarly tree branch. Can't believe I have only (only!) 2 appointments left.
So after a few hours of controlled breathing, I got to spend some time with the amazing Madeline von Foerster at her nearby studio. She's an incredible painter (and one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of meeting), whose Waldkammer ("Forest Cabinet") series may be inspiring some new ink. Check her out... you won't be sorry!
From here to Cornelius
5 months ago