Last night, Horizakura opted do a little shading on my leg. Since the last four appointments were all outline, it was nice to get back into shading. It’s so much more peaceful without the noise of the machine. This was complimented by Horizakura’s music selection for that evening. Normally we listen to different kinds of jazz (I don’t know much about jazz, so I’m not going to try to be specific), but last night he was playing this experimental improvisation by a guy named Marc Ribot. I found a link to the exact video on YouTube. I don’t really know how else to describe it, but it was really, really cool to get tattooed and listen to this:
Below are pictures from this morning. For some reason, my leg looks like it has already begun to heal. Normally it doesn’t look like this until later in the evening or the next day. The only logical conclusion is that I have developed advanced healing powers a la Wolverine. Behold!
I have joked for a while that the whole reason I’m doing this is to cover up my white hairy man-thighs. Maybe I’m only half joking. Horizakura took the first step towards making that tanline-less dream a reality by tattooing a koi on in the inside of my left thigh. Definitely not the most pleasant area to be tattooed, but overall it wasn’t too bad. Pictures are below. I finally went ahead and just shaved my whole leg too. Since Horizakura only shaves the area he plans to work on during a given appointment, I had about 5 different lengths of hair on my legs from bald to full grown. This morning when I looked at my leg and it looked like my knee was wearing a yarmulke. Not that I have anything against yarmulkes, but I’m not Jewish and they don’t belong on knee caps.
Looking ahead, the plan seems to be to outline my entire left leg and torso and then begin shading from the ankle up. After that, we will move on to my right leg. If that’s the plan, I should be starting my sleeves sometimes around 2027. -_-
Patience is a virtue.