Today has been a slow day at work, mostly spent looking at tattoo pictures on vi.sualize.us. Holy cow, there are some that I am seriously coveting! I wanted to share a few with you as well as some of my own ink plans and ideas.
I really love this picture, as well as the tattoo:
I learned how to fold cranes a few years ago by a friend, and have been passing it along ever since. I love origami because you can do it anywhere, using most anything, and it creates something so entirely different from its origin. I've seen a gum wrapper go from trash to a little crane that makes someone's day. Me and Ms. Victoria have plans to make this tattoo idea a reality sometime in the future :)
I also just adore this swirly speckled octopus tattoo. I know, I know, octopus love is a fad just like owls and deer and bikes. But you know what? I really genuinely like octopi and owls and deer and bikes, and I think not liking something because its a fad is just as bad as liking something just for its fad status. I'm not in the business of letting the opinions of people I don't know or care about control my own. I like the sea. I like the mystery and dark and surprising beauty of it. And as such, I like the sea inhabitants. From crazy beautiful cuttlefish to scary misunderstood angler fish, to, yes, octopi. With their huge reserved eyes and dangerous tentacles. I think there is a lot to be learned from them. I digress, this tattoo is awesome, and I very much want it :)
Speaking of deer,
|All Images (C) Sandi Calistro.|
I like the first a lot because I'm a huge fan of sugar skulls and greasers, and I really love the timeless beauty captured in the second set. What a lovely way to remember who taught those feet to walk :)
I also really love couple tattoos like these nerdy color spectrum ones :) It says to me that you know your love is as permanent as ink. The Yeti and I actually have little matching inifinity symbols on our inner biceps.
|Infinity (symbol: ∞) refers to a quantity without bound or end: <3|
As far as my personal ink plans for the future, I don't want to get too detailed because of all those silly idea stealers out there, but I see silhouettes and wind and hot air balloons and punctuation in our future.
It is a bright future indeed :P
Have a beautiful day, everyone.