Easter came and went
Spent most of the weekend working, if only to justify my not working on Tuesday, when, instead, I headed out to the tattooist for two and a half more hours of inkage. Looking rad it is, too. Above is a snippet.
On the subject of tattooing, I heard of the death of one of London's premier tattoo artists a few days ago. Jason Saga had been on my shortlist of artists for consideration when I was looking for a new tattooist about 18 months ago. I found Xam instead, since my wants shifted away from Japanese style and more towards old school. But Jason's site remained in my bookmarks. Upon hearing of his death, I also learned that his wife had occasionally worked as a receptionist at my old tattoo studio. I'd admired her sleeves, and she told me, "My boyfriend Jason did them." I never put two and two together, though, since there are a few Jasons tattooing in London.
This is a sad loss for tattooing, and for British tattooing in particular. Despite the growing popularity of the artform, those of us genuinely interested in getting good work from respected artists are still a fairly small, minority community.
Watched a few movies over the weekend. My list of movies still to review is ridiculous now. I think I'll have to cull some, write them off as too far in the past. Or maybe give them a sentence or two and a score.
Here's the list. Feel free to request a review or two!
The World's Fastest Indian
Who Killed the Electric Car?
London to Brighton
An Inconvenient Truth
Notes on a Scandal
The Warrior and the Princess (aka Princess and the Warrior)
Best Laid Plans
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Since Otar Left
Where the Heart Is
The Notorious Bettie Page
A Scanner Darkly
Charlie Wilson's War
The Battle for Haditha
The Passion of The Christ
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency