Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tattoo Time

Since it's been a few years since I actually got the ink, and because Heather brought it up, I thought I'd share again.

I got a winged heart design on my right calf. It's not fancy with a lot of detail, because it was taken from a drawing Samantha made in my 1985 yearbook. She dedicated a whole page to me (and wrote some pretty lovely things - all of which were destroyed with the yearbook in the fire), signing it at the bottom with her icon: the heart taking flight. It's an icon I will always associate with her, and it seemed a good candidate for a tattoo to mark the end of that life.

The original artwork from my high school yearbook...

The finished ink (taken at an awkward angle by my crappy phone cam).


Lucy Leadskin said...

Tattoos are *always* the most beautiful when enriched with deeply personal meaning. :D

Heather said...

Awwwww... that's absolutely lovely. And, I agree that personal meaning only adds to the depth and beauty of the tattoo.