swollen shiny red and new

swollen shiny red and new

swollen shiny red and new

tattoo # 2
january 30, 2010
by sketch @ body rites tattoo
deer illustration by erin kobie

i've been wanting this tattoo for so very long! i contacted erin
almost a year ago, i think, though maybe longer, for permission
to use her illustration. it seems so fitting to have an image from
an etsy artist after the learning experience this year has been!
erin was even kind enough to alter the image to suit my purpose
and sent me a copy of the print as an added bonus. i thought i'd
be able to get it done then, but monetary issues and financial
surprises kept waiting for me in the wings so it got pushed back
again and again. i finally paid off my hospital bill from my
appendectomy last month and i had a little money leftover from
christmas (though i'm sure my grandparents would be horrified
if they knew what that money went toward) so i decided to finally
run and do it before another bill made it's way to my mailbox.
and even @ 28 years old - i can't help but dread breaking the
news to my parents though most likely i'll just let them discover
it on their own.

see my first tattoo here.

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