Saturday, April 14, 2007

Colour me happy

Well, Friday the 13th was not unlucky for me, since I went to tattooist Xam and got my newest tattoo finished (with the exception of perhaps a little bit of touching up later to hide the old covered-up tattoo as well as possible).

Here's the finished job:


And here are a couple of details:

panther head

snake head

The one bad thing about my day was my dietary intake. I ate a pizza before leaving home, a burger before getting tattooed, and a Chinese takeaway when I got back. Eww, that's a very bad day's food by anyone's standards...

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Blogger Red said...

Poor panther... things are not looking too good for him. Darn snake.

14 April, 2007 14:35  
Blogger Lee said...

Gorgeous! I agree with Red..that panther is having one horrible bad day! Any significance for you with the snake and panther?

And you make me wanna go get mine finished!!

14 April, 2007 14:52  
Blogger Tanya said...

wow - still a gorgeous tattoo. Man, now I am itching for a new tattoo. arse.

14 April, 2007 15:22  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Red: Yeah, bad day at panther rock, huh?

Lee: I like the imagery, and I needed something with some dark colours to cover the old piece. My left arm is Oriental style, and this arm is going to be my "old-school" Americana arm; so what better way to start that than with a piece that seems to be symbolic of East vs West.

T: Thank you. Best get saving those pennies...

14 April, 2007 15:27  
Blogger Karen said...

That looks fabulous *A! Great work. And don't worry about the food, as long as you don't eat like that all the time.

14 April, 2007 16:13  
Blogger Milla said...

That is such a great tattoo Asterisco! Davvero molto, molto bello. I'm proud of you, sonny!!
As for the food, well, that's all to be forgiven since your body went through a lot of colouring today.

14 April, 2007 19:37  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

it's beautiful!!

14 April, 2007 22:35  
Blogger Pickled Olives said...

Holy aspic! Your tat is vivid and strong. Its awesome! Now, about your eating - did it help Red? I'm guessing no.

15 April, 2007 00:15  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Karen: Thanks. It's becoming quite rare that we have takeout food at all, but with me having to be out for a good chunk of the day, it's just the way things went...

Milla: Grazie bella! And thanks for the forgiveness.

Mr A: Thank you. I'm really pleased with it.

Olives: It is vivid and strong, isn't it? Now I need to keep it that way with good sunblock and/or a sleeved shirt in the sun. Red had only the Chinese, so don't worry!

15 April, 2007 19:19  
Blogger cappy said...

thats the fucking dogs bollocks!

dare i ask how much?

15 April, 2007 22:49  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Cappy: Thanks, man. I'll drop you a line with the figure. When are you getting yours done?

16 April, 2007 07:16  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

I like the shading - very pretty. Eat more pizza - build up the panther, then he might have a fighting chance...


16 April, 2007 11:39  
Blogger ldbug said...

Oh that looks so great!

16 April, 2007 16:04  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

G/puss: I'll eat more pizza tomorrow. Yeah, he does look as though he's in some trouble, that panther...

LDB: Cheers, m'dears.

16 April, 2007 16:28  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

looks great! i'm with all the others... now i want to get mine. but i have to wait till after chemo... darnit!

seriously though... it looks awesome!

16 April, 2007 17:25  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

The blue and black is has come out really fantastic! It's hard to believe there is an old tat underneath it!

16 April, 2007 20:31  
Blogger Suze said...

Asterisk, that is more like a piece of walking art. I love it!

You know I'm a herpetologist, which means I love snakes of all varieties. ;)

16 April, 2007 21:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the colors. It looks awesome. I love it! That Xam has some serious talent.

17 April, 2007 02:01  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Martha: That's something to look forward to then, no?

Candy: It's well hidden, that old one, isn't it?

Suze: I often get people look at my tattoos when I'm out and about, but I'm sure even more people stared than usual yesterday, even grown men! Why did I guess you might like snakes?

Angel: Cheers, pet. He's a damn fine artist, and no messing.

17 April, 2007 09:50  
Blogger Winter said...

I just posted about getting a tattoo..

I want one, but I'm scared.

How do I not be scared?

17 April, 2007 21:09  
Blogger Judith said...

Those are some fine specimens ! You got them done on the 13th isnt 13 lucky for tattooists? And Oh sorry to hear about your betty page tshirt Im sure it looked the business with your tatts - you should submit the new tatt to bizzarre mag

18 April, 2007 11:59  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Winter: Nothing to be scared of really. Sure it's a bit painful, but that fades. You just need to pick something that you like -- ideally something that you think you'll like for a long time -- and then choose a really good artist, even if it means travelling a little way.

Judith: I don't know if 13 is lucy or unlucky for tattooists, but I came out of it all right! Not sure about submitting stuff to Bizarre. All tattooed folk should probably boycott it, what with its silly notion of "picking Jodie Marsh's new tattoo"! Thanks for stopping by.

18 April, 2007 15:48  
Blogger tideliar said...

Fucking beautiful mate! In a manly, bear hug kind of way, of course! I'm trying to save up for my next one...gonna be a biggun, but the tax man says I owe him $'s on hiatus till later in the summer :(

19 April, 2007 22:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice cover up
great colours
keep you lookin for ages
keep smilin

18 May, 2007 23:48  

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