Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
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Left breast will be covered with a Kraken tentacle;
Right breast will have an open treasure chest with gold coins, the cup for the Fountain of Youth and Tia Dalma's necklace.
My next appointment is scheduled for August 19th...I can't wait!!!
Friday, July 22, 2011
I'm not sure how much we will get done today; I'm hoping we can get most of the outline done. It all depends on how my pain threshold is today. I will post before and after photos after today's session once the bandages come off; hopefully tomorrow.
Tia Dalma: You know of Davy Jones? A man of the sea, a great sailor. Until he run afoul of that which vexes all men.
Will Turner: What vexes all men?
Tia Dalma: What indeed.
Gibbs: The sea?
Ragetti: The dichotomy of good and evil?
Jack Sparrow: A woman.
Tia Dalma: A woman. He fell in love.
Gibbs: No, no, I heard it was the sea he fell in love with.
Tia Dalma: [annoyed] Same story, different versions. And all are true. See, it was a woman as changing and harsh and untamable as the sea. Him never stopped loving her. But the pain it caused was to much to live with, but not enough to cause him to die.
Will Turner: What exactly did he put into the chest?
Tia Dalma: Him heart.
Ragetti: Literally or figuratively?
Pintel: He couldn't literally put his heart in a chest. Could he?
Tia Dalma: It was not worth feeling what small, fleeting joy life brings.
Friday, June 24, 2011
I know, I know, I've been negligent in my blogging. I've really felt no need to update. Since my revision surgery things have been going along wonderfully! I still have a little pain and discomfort but nothing like before my revision.
I'm about to embark on the final stage of my long journey though; tattooing my reconstructed breasts. I am however putting a different twist on the usual reconstructive breast tattooing. To quote my plastic surgeon: "I know you won't do nipple tattoos, but I know you'll do something. Whatever it is, I want pictures!".
Well, she's right and she'll get her wish. I have a consultation with one of my favourite tattooists on July 9, 2011, for a Pirates of the Caribbean themed chest piece! WOO HOO
I'm a Disney nut and have been a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean since long before the Johnny Depp days (gasp, I know! but he has made Pirates even better!). I've loved POTC since I first visited Walt Disney World in March of 1972. I'm dubbing this tattoo, my "Dead Man's Chest". ARRGH!!!
I've been researching what Pirates "elements" I want to incorporate in my chest piece. I have 2 amazing POTC Artwork books that have been a fabulous help. So far I've come up with the Disney Pirates skull (goes without saying), the key to the Dead Man's Chest, a Kraken, an Incan coin, Tia Dalma's Pendant and of course, the Black Pearl. The tattoo will start at my collar bone. The collar bone will say "Dead Men Tell No Tales" in "Pieces of Eight" font, and the tattoos will go right down my chest/breasts to cover my mastectomy scars.
I'm not sure how/if he can incorporate everything I have envisioned, but I know he'll do his best to try! We'll work out all those details at my consultaton on the 9th. My first tattooing session is scheduled for July 22, 2011. I can't wait!