"Betty Leopard": October 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010


As promised, a picture of my new tattoo.
I had the bats done about 2 and a half years ago and always wanted to add to it and get more tattoos, but never really had the money or a clear enough idea of what I wanted. I finally got myself together to take the plunge and had the rose added 2 weeks ago. It took about 3 hours and was rather more painful than I expected, much worse than the bats were! The leopard print was supposed to be done in the same sitting, but a technical hitch meant I needed to book a second appointment. I was a little disappointed not to get it finished but not too much as the pain had really got a bit much. So the second sitting was on Wednesdat when I had the leopard print added. It was supposed to be the end of the process for now, but looks like it's going to continue. The artist took a picture and is going to work on some ideas for me, and I'm going to do the same. Not actually booked another appointment yet, but would like to get more done before the end of the year. Spreading the cost between multiple sittings has made it seem much less expensive than I expected too :p
Had it done at Dragstrip Tattoo, if you fancy checking them out. Pete Belson did mine, but their new Guy Shakey Pete seems awesome too and they get some really good guest artists in as well.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Learning to Blog...

When I started this blog, I didn't really have a vision or a mission or anything in particular that I wanted to say or share. To be honest I still don't. It's not a diary as such and I don't want to use it as a forum for me airing my own grievances and spreading the misery that sometimes takes over my mind. I want to share myself with the world, things I enjoy, beautiful and fantastic things I think other people should see, things I know that I think other people should know. I want the world to know me, not in a self centred way, I don't want to be the centre of the world, I just want the chance to show what it is that makes me.
I've had a bit of a mixed up day, but it's ending well, which is the most important thing. I have cried today, ad it made me feel better, it let out something that was pent up in me, and it was a relief. But I don't want to share the grief, I want to share the good times.
I watched World's Strictest Parents on BBC iPlayer. It was wonderful. While I initially dispair at how some teenagers behave, the programme never fails to uplift me. If you get chance, check out the first episode of the new season, in New Jersey. The parents in that episode are the most amazing, good, wonderful people, and they make such a genuine difference to those kids lives. It almost made me want to cry, but in a good way. Watch it, it will touch you.
I'm getting tattooed tomorrow. Well, it's the second sitting, so I'm not as excited as I was for the first sitting, but inside I am excited, to see the finished work, not for the actual process. It'll hurt, it will, but it'll be worth it. I'll show you the finished thing tomorrow, or the day after :p