Yesterday was a good day for me. I got a new tattoo, my third.
I knew what sort of design I wanted for a while, and with some inspiration from Mrs Gunfighter, I was ready to take the plunge. I contacted Mr. Paul Roe, who is the same great custom tattoo artist who did my last tattoo, which I really love.
I met with Paul a couple of weeks ago and brought him a picture of what I wanted him to do for me, and to see if it was feasible (always talk to your tattooist BEFORE you get your heart set on something that s/he might not be able to do. We scheduled an appointment, and the day was on the horizon!
I was looking forward to getting this work done, and although I was a bit late (I hate being late) Paul, ever the gentleman, greeted me warmly. We talked for a bit, and then it was time to look at the drawing that he had done for me. This tattoo was to be a cross... but not just any cross. It was a Jerusalem cross, and this one in particular is like the ones that I have purchased at the National Cathedral, which I have used to make rosaries in the past (aww yeah! Feel the synergy, baby!).
Anyway, Paul showed me the drawing, which was great, and we got right to work... or should I say HE got to work, since all I did was sit there and yap. We had a nice conversation on many subjects, which lasted the entire length of the tattoo process , which was just under an hour.
The result?, well see for yourself:
The second is a bit larger, and is a close-up to show some of the detail of the work.
I have to say that it turned out just like I wanted it to, even better.
Mrs Gunfighter knew that a new tattoo was in the works, but didn't know that it was scheduled for yesterday... so guess who got a surprise when she got home for work?
Good thing she liked it, eh? (at least, she told me she likes it).
OK, now that I am done talking about the ink... at least for now... I have some more business to attend to:
If you are in the Washington, DC area, and are considering getting a tattoo, do yourself a favor before you decide on an artist: Go and see Paul Roe, proprietor of British Ink. Paul only does high quality, custom artwork. If you get a Paul Roe tattoo, you'll never see another one just like it.
Paul's work is done in a clean, well-lit aesthetically pleasing atmosphere . He is a patient artist who takes pride in giving the customer what they want. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
ADDENDUM: The text is from Phillipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me"