Tattoo Tuesday

I have a lot of ink.  I have a tiny bit of disposable income, even after injections and car payments and "paying myself", and a supportive hubs who thinks tats are hot.  At this point in my inked life, it's not a big thing for me to think on a random night downtown, "Hey, let's go see if the Tattooer is free."

Normally, I have things already percolating in my head.  General ideas.  Where I'm going with a certain body part.  I can easily tell you the next ten tattoos I'd like to get*, but I've got time.

 So while downtown on NYE, we visited my little tattoo shop and I scheduled for the next day.

It's been sitting on my brain since Archie was shunted into partial retirement, this tattoo of a jumping horse on my left leg.  And how much it hurts.  And so I got "verboten", which is German for forbidden.  Granted I'm not forbidden from jumping other horses (which is what a barn friend immediately said), the tattoo isn't other horses.  The tattoo was my declaration that I would keep jumping the Archer even after I fell off and broke my ass.


Still a bit gooey.
When you can't wear tall boots and breeches.  I wish breeches were as awesome as these workout capris.


Could I have left my socks off for a little longer before taking awkward under-the-desk photos?  Sure.  But I didn't!
This might be a somewhat-weekly-as-the-mood-hits series.  Because I still have a few tattoos to introduce to y'all.

*In no particular order:  octopus on right ribcage to compliment seahorse on left, peacock feather on left calf, day of the dead owl somewhere, piertotum locomotor somewhere, a realistic heart with "betty jean" on it, profiles of my best bitches (left thigh?), a cameo with a cockatiel on my right calf (rip, gray ghost), finishing my sleeve, blue/gray roses (filler on left leg?), and maybe a creepy skeletal pony to compliment the skeletal owl.

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9 comments

  1. ** Galaxy elephant on right arm... my first "real" large tattoo. Eeep!

    Love your new one.

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  2. I LOVE tattoos and I have 5. SO true that theres like ten or so in my "someday" pile. Love it!

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  3. Awesome Beka!! Do you have German heritage?

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  4. I love it! Also, you CAN wear your workout pants as breeches! My roomie did it last year and I made MERCILESS fun of her. But then a month or so later when I was busy running from place to place and didn't want to change out of my workout pants I just jumped on in tall boots. Works basically the same!!

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  5. Wunderba!
    Ich liebe es - like so much!!! I still haven't gotten my new one, I need to find a good tattooist here *sigh* #lackoftimeproblems

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  6. I'm a little jealous of your tattoo adventures. I spent years contemplating mine (I was terrified I'd change my mind and hate it...commitment problems anyone?) and don't foresee getting another one

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  7. it turned out beautifully! great word choice too

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