Fake tattoos

posted by Jeff | Saturday, April 4, 2020, 3:40 PM | comments: 0

We've been having fun with fake tattoos from Inkbox. They have a ton of fun designs, and they last about a week and a half, depending on the "traffic" to your skin in that spot and whether or not it's generally moisturized. You can also upload custom designs. The newer ones have some pretty good shading, too. I totally loved the spaceman. I did a custom one with a lyric from the song "Sound" by the band James, one of my favorite songs of all time. We also created some anchors with Mickey ears that would be fun for our next cruise, but that's obviously on hold.

Yeah, it's probably a little midlife crisis-ish, but I'd like to get a real tattoo. When I was younger I was too non-committal about such things, but meh, at this point in life it doesn't really feel like there's anything at stake. Diana got her first tattoo at the age of 30 (of a cat, natch), and she'd like to get another one too. I can't really describe the motivation or intent. Even after seeing the Jeff Goldblum episode about it, I'm not sure what the intent is. I've been around tattoos for my entire adult life, as my first wife Stephanie had her first before we met.

For a long time I've been fascinated with the endless symbolism associated with a navigation compass rose, and figured some artistic take on that would be a starting point for me. In recent years I've also loved the mandala style of design, and I'd love to see some combination of the two, the stark angles against the curves. Diana has some ideas to combine the quilting "feathers" pattern with other shapes, so that's where her interest is. We found a guy here in the area that does some pretty amazing line work, which is what we're looking for. He's generally booked months out, but as you would expect, had to stop. He does text really well, too, and I wouldn't rule that out. Some day, we'll be able to get real.


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