Tattoo shopping: Black and Purple

Most of the year my tattoos are hidden by my clothing. Every now and then you might see part of one peeking out from my collar or sleeve. Summer is the best time to catch a glimpse of the work I’ve had done. I don’t “show off” my work, but it’s hard not to notice it in the summer. I got tattoos for me, not to get attention. I didn’t anticipate the attention and comments I’d receive. It’s all been positive, but I have to admit, it weirds me out.

I got a lot of my work done at Slave to the Needle in Seattle. All the artists there are really talented. The artist who did my work, Darcy Nutt, no longer lives in the area. She works at Chalice Tattoo in Boise, Idaho. If you want a tattoo and you live near Boise, go see her!

It’s time for another tattoo. I went to scout artists and locations with my friend, Amy. I have the design in my head but it’s not drawn yet, so no sneak peek. I have my appointment booked at Two Birds Tattoo. All I’ll show you today is what I wore to shop for a tattoo.

black pants

purple cardigan

zebra bag

Cowl-neck top: Ross Dress for Less
Cardigan: Nordstrom
Pants: Gap
Belt: Target
Purse: Walmart
Shoes: Dansko via Goodwill

By the way, if you’re looking for a tattoo, here are a couple of tips:

  • Find an artist to draw something for you. Picking flash off the wall is quick, but it’s not going to be unique.
  • Make sure you’re comfortable with the artist and the shop. Cleanliness and artistic talent are both top priority.
  • Choose a design that is timeless and meaningful to you. This will be with you for a lifetime.

Update: I got the tattoo. You can read the full post here.


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3 responses to “Tattoo shopping: Black and Purple

  1. Pretty outfit, but WE WANT TO SEE THE TATTOO. 🙂

  2. Hahahahahaha, Ok so I dated a boy once upon a time…he got his tattoos at Slave to the Needle too. He will go nameless b/c he is crazy.

    I have secret tattoos too! No one sees them and I love it like that. It makes them feel super special. Summer you might see them you’ll definitely see them if I’m in a bathing suit and I’m weirded out by that too!!! ! I like that my tattoos are mine. In fact I love them like that. Although I think my boyfriends very visible tattoos are mega super hot.

  3. Oh! You have to see my most favorite tattoo artist ever. I did a post on her b/c her work is just friggin amazing. I haven’t yet save enough dollars to be tattooed by her but I already know what I want her to do and am saving my pennies for it. Her name is Amanda Wachob the lovely lady who’s done my biggest piece and then my cover-up is Su Houston, she is also amazing, but really Wachob will blow you away.

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