As promised, this is the second edition of my Tattoo Collection Posts (you can read Part 1 right here).
My owl was my first big piece, I had a few tiny tattoos I had gotten on a whim but this was the first large one with color. I knew I wanted an owl, but I had never seen a cute, feminine owl tattoo before (this was many many years ago) and I wanted it to look vintage, like something you could find in your grandma's house (where my love of owls started). Well, a friend told me she knew a girl who just started tattooing and being the dumb teenager I was agreed with no reservations to let this stranger, who I had seen just one of the tattoos she had done, permanently tattoo almost half my arm, haha! It turned out to be a great decision and that brand new artist was Jasmine, who's done every single one of my large tattoos since! Just for fun, this is what it looked like when I first got it!
Let's talk about this peacock feather. This tattoo will be on the headstone on my freaking grave. Maybe you've seen in on Tumblr or Pinterest it circulates around the web like crazy. I know photos will be stolen, especially if you have a blog, and it's silly to chase them around the internet trying to link back or report them but what makes me so protective of this tattoo is the placement. I know a peacock feather isn't the most unique tattoo ever, in fact I didn't even choose it, it's a friendship tattoo with two of my girlfriends and one of them came up with the peacock feather idea. The pride I feel for is the placement of the tattoo, I had never seen a tattoo on the side of the knee like that (at the time. Again, this was many years ago.) I saw a lot on the calf or thigh but not the middle. It's lame, I know, but it's a point of pride for me.
My yellow roses are tattoos that I got just because I wanted tattoos on my feet but I wanted something semi-neutral and simple so it wouldn't take too much attention off of whatever shoes I'm wearing, haha. If you look closely you can see that these are actually two different tattoos, not the same drawing photocopied and that was something that was important to me. It just seems more authentic, if that makes sense.
Thanks for reading, do you have any tattoos? Link me!
*All of these tattoos were done by Jasmine Wright. Feel free to use/share these photos but please credit and link them to me. Thanks!