Session 60 and a New Look

If you’ve been here before, you may notice that I have changed the look of the blog.  The more I look at it, the less happy I am with this new look.  I’ll have to spend some more time on it, but the real reason for the change was based on feedback I got from an internet stranger.  That person said they were trying to find quick access to specific parts of the tattoo, but were unable to do so because I didn’t have any sort of short cuts or pages set up for that.  This new format has allowed me that opportunity, as you can see on the left side of the page.  This will have to do for now.

Below are pictures from my 60th appointment with Horizakura.  More tebori on the top of my shin/below my knee.  Not much else to say about this.  He did some doodling on my thigh/torso and suggested that next appointment he will start outlining another koi on my thigh and a dragon on my torso.  Until next time!

A Short Interlude

Oh! I didn’t see you come in.  Have a seat, won’t you? Let’s talk about my 59th appointment with Horizakura!

We chatted a lot during this appointment, so the time really flew by.  Horizakura shaded a clump of waves on the inside of my right knee and laid down some black in the rock under and behind the turtle’s leg.  This will be my last appointment until early June, but I feel really good about the progress that has been made in the last two appointments.

Looking ahead, we discussed some more ideas for the rest of my suit.  There is still maybe three or four appointments left before we really have to decide what is going on my thigh, so hopefully inspiration will find us before August!  This year feels like it has started out really slowly, but according to my spreadsheet (shut up) it is pretty normal to have logged five appointments YTD in mid April.  I’m optimistic that we can finish the year strong!  Until then, I took a couple extra pics this week to earmark our overall progress to this point.

Cowabunga!

Just when I thought I was out…

At the beginning of my last post I was filled with the excitement of having two appointments in a row.  Shame on me!  I ended up having to cancel an appointment because of a work trip in LA, so our run of 5 appointments has become 4 appointments.  Could be worse!  As work gets busier and busier, I’m becoming more and more thankful for the opportunities I actually have to get tattooed now.  One of my greatest fears in life is losing my momentum and not finishing this thing.

That got dark…

…Dark like the background Horizakura laid down during my 58th appointment!  It should be fairly obvious to see what is fresh in these photos.  It’s the shiny parts.  Not much more to say here.  We have one more appointment in two weeks which will likely continue the background/rocks around my knee.  After that appointment, we’ll be on hiatus until early June.  Infinite sorrow.  Ok maybe not infinite.  Several weeks of sorrow.  Looking forward to our next appointment nonetheless!

Witness me!

On a Roll!

Horizakura and I met for my 57th appointment on Tuesday, the second appointment in 2 weeks.  Feels great to be back into a schedule!  I’m not sure how long it will last as he has some travel coming up and work is getting busier and busier for me… let’s enjoy it while we can!

Nothing too wild here.  This was about an hour and a half of tebori on the rocks around my right ankle.  Easy breezy!

For Freedom!