Thursday, December 06, 2007

Too Young To Worry

Too Young To Worry (2nd version)Yeah, I've long been the worrying kind, but in a bid to stop myself worrying about stuff, I've taken a leaf out of Martha's book and put a reminder of my new mantra on my forearm, for easy access, in the form of a sugar-skull tattoo. Click the pic for a closer look.

It took just about 2 hours 15 minutes, which is super-quick. One of the first things Xam told me at the beginning of this year was that he works fast, and he wasn't kidding. I'm mad pleased with the end result and have also made my first appointment for my backpiece...

So, while this one heals and we get through Christmas (without worrying, of course), New Year, and the wife's birthday, I can also be looking forward to yet more ink. Jeez, how much fun can one guy have?!

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27 Comments:

Anonymous Franki said...

Hot damn! That's gorgeous!

Frankily Yours

06 December, 2007 18:46  
Blogger furiousBall said...

wow, that's amazing that was done in 2.5 hours. unless you are on some sort of metric time system over there that my dumb american noggin doesn't understand.

06 December, 2007 18:56  
Blogger Karen said...

Beautiful work. And only 2 1/2 hours? Impossible I say! My leg took 6 and it was much simpler than this beauty!

And only you can say how much is too much!

06 December, 2007 20:23  
Blogger The Anti Crapitalist said...

Cool. Wish I had the guts to have a tat.

06 December, 2007 20:31  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

love it. and i'm going to join the chorus of i can't believe this took so little time!

i don't know if i'll ever have the guts to get something vibrant and detailed like that... so i'll just live vicariously.

and i hope it serves as a strong reminder for you. i know mine does.

06 December, 2007 21:45  
Blogger Avid Andy said...

2.5 hours? what is it...rub on? or maybe you just have tiny forearms. looks good.

06 December, 2007 21:48  
Blogger My Reflecting Pool said...

Very cool. How funny is this going to be when you're 90 and your family members need to lift your sagging arm skin to read that what it says?

07 December, 2007 00:03  
Blogger d34dpuppy said...

ace

07 December, 2007 05:41  
Blogger Crankster said...

That is a seriously cool tattoo. I love the colors.

07 December, 2007 05:47  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Thanks guys. Seriously 2 hrs 15 mins (that's 2 1/4 hours, not 2 1/2, so even quicker than you thought!).

Nope, no metric time system here. This beauty was done in the time it takes to watch the standard-length version of Terminator 2.

07 December, 2007 10:29  
Blogger Sheamus the... said...

yeah man...thats pretty awesome. I mean really awesome.

07 December, 2007 11:14  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

2 1/2 hours for that yikess. But cool work though. How big is the back piece? Your whole back or just a portion of it? A neighbor that just moved had his whole chest done. The only reason I know that is because he was running around without a shirt. No i wasnt looking at another man. I am happily married thank you... LOL.. Well talk later.

07 December, 2007 16:12  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Shea: Yeeaaaahhhhh!

Tweetey: Back piece will be whole of my back, yep. Lots of hours...

07 December, 2007 19:13  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

That is magnificent. Couldn't have one myself though. It says 'too young'. Everybody would laugh...

07 December, 2007 19:34  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Whew...that is a beauty!!! I love it and it is unique yes!

I hope it works. I am a fair bit of a worrier too it comes and goes...

Yes, it sounds like you have lots offun events to savour and look forward to and all of those good things.

07 December, 2007 19:53  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

4D: I'm already pushing the boundaries, I think, but youth is a mindset. And the way I figure, one is always too young to worry.

Candy: Thanks. Worrying is no good for us, y'know?! Yeah, gotta have stuff on the horizon.

08 December, 2007 08:41  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Ouch. Are you having that done all at once or in pieces where you can sleep on your back? Just a curious reader.

08 December, 2007 15:46  
Blogger Biddie said...

Cool tat. I have one small tat (in a more private place) and I have thought about getting one more. Don't think that I would be brave enough to get one that big, though.
Here's to no more worries! Have a great Christmas!

08 December, 2007 16:51  
Blogger Soupdragon said...

A seriously cool tat, man.
I wish I had the guts to have have one that says "no, I'm not here to fix your fucking computer" on my forehead. Or somewhere more appropriate, maybe.

I often dream about what I'd have tattoe'd, but have never managed to think of summat original enough.

Story of my life?

Very cool tat though. Fucking ace, in fact.

08 December, 2007 17:42  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

I like the colours!

09 December, 2007 03:23  
Blogger Milla said...

That is so damn gorgeous!! Oh *Aste, if your tattoo guy is an artist with ink, you are a genius for choosing this design. Really, it is very very beautiful!

09 December, 2007 15:48  
Blogger _z. said...

dude... that's... a lot of tattoos. still have space?

09 December, 2007 23:07  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Tweetey: The back will be done in several session, perhaps as many as 10 of varying length.

Biddie: Yeah, this is quite big, though probably not my biggest.

Soupy: Cheers, mate! You should get one of Aaron Kwok or something!

10 December, 2007 14:51  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Mr A: They're certainly vibrant, right?

Milla: Ah yes, genius. That's me!

_z.: Plenty space yet!

10 December, 2007 14:52  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Oh ok. I was wondering how you were going to do that all at once.. LOL.. Thanks for sharing your tatoo's though. They are neat to look at.

10 December, 2007 17:23  
Blogger Suze said...

That is quite an achievement, what a talent. I love it. :)

10 December, 2007 19:05  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Tweetey: No worries.

Suze: Thanks pet.

10 December, 2007 23:53  

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