Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The big reveal...


Things have been busy.  Even when we haven't had people in town, there's been just plain doing.  I had a fabulous long weekend with my sister, I'm busy with after work meetings, the Esprit de She (even though I'm sadly not running), and prepping/packing for another busy weekend.  While I'm relishing in summer, this is a time I definitely feel like I need a vacation from the vacation.



I'm completely obsessed with this maxi.  There's very, very few things I will pay full price for at Target, but I'm over the moon I picked this up (luckily I had some gift cards otherwise it may not have happened).  I just could not find it online, but check in stores since I saw it still out this weekend (FYI, I had to size up).  Now for the moment so many of you have been asking me about...



The tattoo!  Apologies for the out-of-focus pictures (oh the woes of D being out of town).  I've known for about a year or more that I was ready for a new tattoo.  I went back and forth between designs.  After finally deciding on a design, it took quite a bit to figure out who was going to use for a tattoo artist.  I decided/was recommended Mark VanNess (he's opening his own shop and you should check it out!).  I waited three+ months for my appointment with him, and I couldn't be happy.  I know I'll be heading to him for my next tattoo.


I'm head over heels for the location and the design.  It's not 100% healed (those are some flakes in the boat and they'll be gone in the next day or two), but I couldn't wait any longer for the reveal.  There's definitely some significant meaning for me in the waves, animals, and the boat, but it's also built around this poem which hit a cord with me.  I could not be more happy with my artist and the way the tattoo turned out.  It has me already planning out my next!

Huge thanks and cheers to Justyn for being my moral and pre-gaming support during the whole experience too.  We're bonded for life now :)

Linking up today!
pleated poppy

19 comments:

Ashley said...

I always feel like I need a vacation from my vacation as well! I've been wanting to see this new tattoo...it looks great! Glad Justyn was there for lots of support :-)

Miz.November said...

How darling. I think it quite fits you! I'm glad you showed us because I had been wondering about it.

Allie said...

That skirt is adorable! Totally worth the full price splurge :) The tattoo turned out awesome! I love the colors. I've been brainstorming ideas for my second tattoo. I want something to represent running, it just hasn't came to me yet!

Megan said...

Beautiful! I like the location of this tattoo! It's sort of like a hidden secret and then BAM! There's my tattoo, bitch!

Niki Caron said...

Your tattoo is AWESOME!!!!! And you have me obsessed with that maxi how too!

JP Lord said...

You know I'm in love with your new ink, and this maxi! It's healed wonderfully!
xo

Meghan said...

Holy cow, it's AWESOME! I love the design and color! Excellent choice!

Carlisa Creter said...

Love it! Soo cute and great colors.

xoxo
Lisa

Heidi said...

Yes! Love the maxi and love the tattoo! I love the location-- would never have known it was there and then BOOM! Tattoo!

Anna said...

OMG I LOVE it!!! And I love the poem! What an awesome tattoo! Love the placement too. Now this makes me want to run out and get my next tattoo right now!! Thanks for sharing ;)

Alex said...

AHHH THIS WHOLE POST MAKES ME SO HAPPYYYYY!!!! I LOVE ITTTTT!!!!!!!!

Sew Much To Say said...

Love the maxi. LOVE the tattoo. LOVE LOVE your blog.

eek! I can't wait for my next tatt!

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

(christine) said...

the tattoo looks awesome! I am just on the cusp of getting my second and now I'm even more excited to get mine now that I see yours!

Ari @ The Pace of it All said...

Love the maxi and the tattoo looks great,I especially love the waves and how cute the owl looks!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Your tattoo is so cute! I have always wanted a little tattoo on my wrist, but I have just never pulled the trigger... someday maybe! I love the placement of yours too!

Exploring Woods said...

Daaahh! You're so cute!! Glad it turned out so well; it's frickin' amazing.

Jordan Shaner said...

Love the maxi! So cute! and the tattoo looks awesome!!

xo

Jordan

http://thattallgirlinheels.com

Ash said...

now.. let's all just imagine how much more awesome this would have been had it been on your ass....


but seriously? I LOVE IT!!! and so happy you havent been all itchy and whatnot (;

Jenny Winward said...

I love that striped skirt, so cute! I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style Link Up :)

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