Well........it's my mid-life crisis and I'll have it any damn way I please thank you. Here's the latest addition to my tattoo gallery from Mr. Ed. He's a really phenomenal artist at Royal Oak Tattoo. He also tatted fellow blogger Kat and did my repair/cover up on my first tat.
This is our version of a wisteria vine trailing down my left shoulder/arm. This was inspired by my grandmother. She had an area of her back yard called she called her "jungle". There was an arbor that you walked through to get to an open area where there was a big wooden swing. The swing had a trellis on top where the wisteria vines would proliferate. It was a magical place that really fascinated me when I was little.
I even incorporated her name in to the larger leaf. Wisteria's are typically monochromatic, Ed decided to use pink to offset the purple and give the flowers some depth. It wasn't until I was driving home that I realized that pink was my grandma's favorite color. It was as if she whispered in his ear and let him know that he needed to include a hint of pink to make it "hers".
I also had Mr. Ed add a small blossom on to my forearm to signify the passing of all things living. It looks like it dropped off of the vine above it and has a little brown on the edge to show it's wilting. Mr. Ed even added a "scar" on to the vine to show where it dropped from. The man has a thing for details.
Not much in the way of knitting content at this point, I am still working on the baby socks for my co-worker who is apparently still working on the baby! I thought for sure she would have had it by now, the poor girl is absolutely miserable. I hope she pops soon! I have a few things that I would like to start, actually about 20. ;-) You guys know how it is. I think it's easier for me to plan out a tattoo than to decide what to knit next! Have a great weekend.