Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Work in Progress...

I'm going in this Friday to have more work done on my memorial tattoo for Calvin. It's been a pretty long process already, I've already spent six hours under the needle. I think it's going to be pretty nice when it's done but it's obviously far from finished. When I got the idea to get a memorial tattoo done, I had no clue it would end up this big, I admit, but I'm actually pretty okay with it's size now. I had gotten Shane's name tattooed on my back on our first anniversary. Shortly after Lorelei was born, I had the little fairy and her name added to Shane's. When I approached Kai about getting a tattoo for Calvin and Georgia, he asked me what some of the things I wanted to incorporate into it. I told him I wanted an angel for Calvin and another fairy reaching into heaven representing Georgia missing her twin. Then I told him I wanted a broken wheel to represent the missing piece of our family now that Calvin is gone. This is what he came up with. It stretches from my lower back up to my shoulder. I had no idea that it would hurt as much as it does getting it done. My smaller tattoos were nothing in comparison to the level of pain I've experienced getting this done but it's okay, in a way it's been a healing pain for me. I'll post more pictures as it progresses after my back heals a bit.

1 comment:

  1. Margaret - the tattoo looks gorgeous. What a beautiful idea. I love the idea of the fairy reaching to heaven - breathtaking.