An accurate rendering of the Lord of the Sea, the mighty leatherback sea turtle. a favorite marine creature. A tattoo for a human connected to the life in the waters. This California girl has been living in Nebraska for decades, so when her husband planned to come yesterday to get his shark fin band she made an appointment for today for a permanent souvenir, a sea turtle to cover her vaccination mark from the 1960's. Tattoos and travel are a family tradition.
Following in the time-honored Navy tradition, this man has collected tattoos wherever he has been stationed around the world. Today he added this band with a re-curving hook that slices like the fin of a shark, and links up in a wave of Celtic knotwork. The eagle above is evidence of how he has pursued this enthusiasm for decades.
I am so honored to be included on this poster complied by Shane Montie, surrounded by my mentors and heroes.
How fun is this: Today this man came cross-country to have me do a Celtic tattoo but was too nostalgic about the first two on his arm to have me cover them, so I put on the band and left him to notice how off-center and wretched the others look next to it, come to his senses, and make a plan to come back for a total cover-up. And actually, by the time we had finished the band he laid down a deposit to come back...... to be continued!