Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My New Tattoo

Outfit:
Dress + Bag - Mink Pink / Cardigan + Tights - Kmart / Shoes - Rivers / Necklace - Louvisa

Okay! So yesterday was my much anticipated tattoo appointment that I was completely anxious about as a result of a horrible dream a couple of weeks ago. After I booked the appointment months ago, I dreamt that I fell asleep whilst being tattooed (because that is completely likely to happen!) and woke up with a horrific scene on my arm! I was a bit nervous about this tattoo because I sent a picture to Chris (who also tattooed my babushka) and asked him to incorporate a banner and something in the background to tie the two elements together. The first draft had waves rather than roses and I had a pretty strong negative reaction to it, so he changed it to some roses. The original illustration is by Angelique Houtkamp. When I was thinking about what I wanted to get for my next tattoo I had a picture in my head of an old fashioned looking lady with hair topped upon her head with a hair ship and banner "loose lips sink ships", which is one of my favourite sayings. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I especially love the small touches of teal.
My whole day was quite pleasant, the weather on the coast was nice enough considering it has been raining for the past two weeks. Luke & I spent a little bit of time together before we went about our days. I got to catch up with my lovely friend Joshua before my appointment and indulged in some Grill'd, the most amazing burger chain ever. There aren't any stores on the coast which is disappointing so it was pretty exciting to have a Garden Goodness for the first time in almost two years! And most importantly, I got to wear my new Mink Pink dress that I bought during the week.
When my tattoo heals I'll take some neater photos & I promise they won't have those really lovely sparkles that the first picture has. Before I dropped Luke to work he kindly photographed my outfit, only my camera was on the sparkle setting for the one photo that he was able to get my whole outfit in! 

24 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhh I love it! I've always agreed with that "Loose Lips Sink Ships" comment. Great tattoo!!!

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  2. Lauren! I have plans to get a tattoo of a Angelique Houtkamp illustration also!! i'm just saving up money.

    Yours turned out so good!

    Also, I love your outfit in the top picture.

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    1. My very first 'bigger' tattoo was an Angelique design. Which one are you getting?

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  3. Wow! That's a great tattoo! I love the colors and you're right about the touch of teal!

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  4. I actually like the sparkle effect hahaha! But on a serious note, your tattoo looks fantastic! What a great job, the colors look beautiful.

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  5. I could not love this more! I am booked in for my next one on July 13th and I cannot wait. Yours is beautiful =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. What a beautiful tattoo! I love everything about it. The design, the colors. Gah! Beautiful!

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  7. First of all, you look stunning in your pretty dress, but OMG, you got the tattoo!!! And it's wonderful!!! I really, really love it. And more importantly, so do you and you didn't get it until it was exactly as you envisioned it. That's amazing, Lauren. Congrats on your new baby. (That's what I call my tattoos, lol.)

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    1. Thanks Roni, you always make me smile! I'm so excited and happy with it, its way bigger than I expected, but it looks just how I wanted it to! The only trouble is, as soon as I left the parlour last week, I was thinking about what I could get next!

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  8. Love the outfit and the tattoo is gorgeous!

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your dress! Super cute!!

    ~Ariel at adreamersdaze.blogspot.com

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  10. it's a really great tattoo! i love the details and colors. and it's pretty great that he was so adaptable and great to work with!

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  11. I love your outfit! The dress is so cute! X

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  12. Your tattoo looks beautiful!

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  13. wow! this looks major. love your tattoo. i wish i'm brave enough to get myself inked one day. :)

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  14. ah! lovely! i had a nightmare about my back tattoo before i got it, then when i took pictures of it, i thought it was written backwards (a very small, barely notciable date on it, exactly) and freaked out. i had to have the guy who tattooed it take a photo with my phone to calm me down! i'm a freak.

    anyhow, you are adorable! i love how your outfit goes with your tattoo and that sandwich looks amazing.

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  15. It looks brilliant! It makes me even more excited to go and get my second tattoo priced soon!

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  16. I love tattoos :3 yours looks pretty.

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