Monday 23 October 2017

My Disney Sleeve

Well, after a longer than expected absence from the keyboard, I am back and I can finally reveal my full Disney sleeve.

Yes my adventure into tattooing that started with a lower back piece a fair few years ago has now resulted in an armful of Disney!

If you look back at some of my earlier posts you will be able to read about all my Disney ink as well as the transformation from bare arm into what it is today;
Disney Inked
Disney Ink Update
A Bit More Ink...

A big thank you has to go out to Rachael Huntington for starting the sleeve back in February 2016 and then to the amazing Simon Saint Heywood for taking it to its completion in August this year - an 18 month creation.

So the final couple of sittings saw a lot more background shading being added, some re-emphasised line work, plus fireworks over the top of the castle as well as some ink to probably a couple of the most painful areas I've yet experienced! On the same day I had a rose tattooed on my elbow and then a 'dinglehopper' and an 'orange bird' to my upper, inner arm (so just down from my armpit). I have to say that the minimal pain from tattooing does not bother me at all but I will acknowledge that these two areas in particular are a little 'special'!!

So what about some photos then?! Well thanks to my daughter Molly I finally managed to get some taken...although please excuse how cold I look in them!

Hopefully with all these different angles (and my previous posts) I've managed to capture all the sleeve! I am truly in love with everything about this sleeve and it only inspires me to get more ink done!

And talking of more ink I did manage a brand new piece, this time on my other arm and although still technically Disney this one is actually Star Wars themed.

When Simon and I attended Star Wars Celebration London in July of 2016 as part of the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club (see these previous posts Wow What a Weekend Day 1Wow What a Weekend Day 2 and Wow What a Weekend Final Day) we had the great fortune to meet the creator of Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni. He was so nice to chat with and we had a fantastic time meeting him. When he came over to us to say goodbye he put his hand on my shoulder and I had what can only be described as a complete fan-girl moment. So much so that afterwards I said that I ought to get a Star Wars tattoo where he touched me!!

So almost a year later guess what? Yep I got my first Star Wars tattoo right where Dave Filoni touched me! So on my left shoulder I have a Star Wars Rebels inspired tattoo; this represents the firebird that the character Sabine Wren (who is a Mandalorian) has on her armour...I know...I am such a geek!

But you have to admit the tattoo is pretty spectacular!

So that's all my tattooing up to date...well for now anyway because who knows how long it will be before I get fact I have an idea....