February 22, 2012

Fully colored nerd ink

I finally got around to asking Colt to help me take photos of my finished tattoo (the outline of which I posted here).



I'm so happy with how bright and cheerful the colors are. It makes me smile to have it peek out from the bottom of my T-shirt sleeves, and when people do comment, it's been nothing but good things. (Even my mom thinks it's beautiful!)

Quasi-related: In the near future, I'll be working on a round-up of ladies with geeky tattoos for Gadchick. Do you have a geeky tattoo that you'd be willing to send me a photo of? Please comment or send me an email if you do!


P.S.—Don't forget to enter the For the Love of Books giveaway by Feb. 29! And join the 30 Lists project, if you're so inclined.

18 comments:

  1. Very cool! The colours are fantastic:)

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  2. let me know if you need some disney (peter pan!) or harry potter representation! ;)

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    1. Oh, I will. I'll let you know! :)

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  3. Love the TARDIS... amazing work!

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    1. Thank you! While editing these photos, I realized I didn't really include a good shot of it. Glad you noticed it. :)

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  4. Looks amazing Mandy! I've got a maths tattoo and I'll see if I can get a decent pic of it.

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    1. Thanks, Fiona! And I was totally going to ask you for a photo of yours. :)

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  5. Sooo awesome, I love the colors!

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    1. Thank you! Color makes me happy, so I'm glad to have so much of it in one piece.

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  6. The tardis elevates this from awesome to fuckingnfsinewifnrjnewwfnamazing!!!!11!!
    I've wanted a completely nerdy half sleeve (much like yours) for ages but i've never really been sure whether it would look any good on a girl but after seeing this all my doubts are destroyed!
    Thankyou! I'm now 100% gonna get my tattoo!
    -Cas

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad my tattoo could be an inspiration! I'd love to see yours when you get it. :)

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  7. So great! I hope you don't mind me adding your tattoo to my "tattoo inspiration" folder -- I have long been planning getting a Star Wars sleeve, am am finally consolidating all my inspiration so I can figure out exactly what I want. Your tattoo is great!

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    1. I don't mind at all! I'm totally flattered. :) Thank you for the compliments!

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  8. It looks so cool!I like how the red details pop out! How many sessions did it take?

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    1. Thank you! It took 4 total—one for the outline (3 hours?) and 3 for the coloring (about 2.5-3 hours each, on average). It's all worth it in the end. My least favorite part's actually the first bit of healing when you have to keep it covered in Aquaphor, not the tattooing itself, haha!

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  9. That may just be the most amazing tattoo I have ever seen in my life. I want to be your best friend!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! And one can never have too many friends. :)

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