my newest friend, jarkko, is a d.j., welder, carpenter, graphic artist, finn, pulla enthusiast and tattooist.
he understood what i wanted in my next piece even more clearly than i did. soft, subtle, vintage, black and grey with a hint of colour here and there, shoulder to elbow.
tonight he took 2 1/2 hours or so to outline my newest artwork.
i go back in a month for the shading and colour.
after hanging out virtually all afternoon (because after i removed my winter coat, he realized i was a might bit "slighter" than he originally presumed and we had to decrease the size of my design almost in half) we decided we are going to get together after all the ink is done, to talk music and art and all things cool.
i love getting inked
like jarkko says,
it hurts less than a broken heart and lasts longer than your teeth
i love making new friends.
and i love tattoo fund jars that are busting at the seams.
yah, baby, yah.