Saturday, December 03, 2005

Branded - 從此我是伍佰的奴隸

Just returned from the big tattoo show at Jing Hua Cheng (The Living Mall), and I did it! I finally got brave enough to get the tattoo on my ankle that I've been considering for about two years. (Uh, that's "Wu Bai" for those of you who don't read Chinese).



Although it wasn't quite as bad as I'd feared, it did hurt like a sonofabitch, and I was glad I was only getting about 15 minutes worth of work done. If you'd like to see this guy's work, go to http://www.pbase.com/bonfas/shefu He's extremely talented. I was a little startled when he put his left hand on my ankle to steady it while he drew the design, because he's missing all the fingers on that hand, looks as if he was in an accident. But his right hand was fine, and I was very comfortable with him.

I will someday go back and get "and China Blue" added (or maybe just "& CB"!), but that will take more courage, as well as more money. I got a good deal today, around $30 US. At the studio it would have cost twice that, but they were giving deals at the show.

4 comments:

Romita said...

HA!HAAAA! Of course it hurst. You got a tatto on your ankle where there's no fat.

Just to let you know, it looks great! Way to go Marla!

aetherwellen said...

That's a great-looking tat! :D

Karen said...

I like your tattoo Marla, although it still looks a little red around the edges. Ouch!

tat2heartagram said...

WELL, IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!! I am happy for you and nw it will bug you until you get everything you want done.
For those of you who don't know me, I am have been getting ink for a while and Marla has always been curious and very supportive. Even when I have new ink and am jonesing for more! It's just a bit addicting....
It looks very clean and dark. Remember to keep those socks off it for a while until it heals or you will have to get a touch up.
Much love, inked one....