while i was in san diego, i had the pleasure to once again be tattooed by my old friend mike stobbe out of avalon II tattoo.
the swan and little finger pieces are the thirteenth – fifteenth pieces mike has tattooed on me (and i had to count that out a few times, because i kept forgetting different ones every time).
the swan and little finger pieces are the thirteenth through fifteenth pieces mike has tattooed on me (and i had to count that out a few times, because i kept forgetting different ones every time). it’s always so exciting getting new work done and the little pieces on my hands are especially precious. i still haven’t gotten used to them and am finding them super charming. no special symbolism behind any of them, just designs that i liked, although growing up i loved some fairy tales that had swans, particularly one where a girl must knit shirts out of nettle in order to save her brothers, who’ve been transformed into swans.
and another thing i realised: i got a heart tattooed on my left ring finger just a couple months after my abusive marriage ended (an unconscious promise to love myself?) and now the arrow just after i’ve fallen in love for the first time since. didn’t intend for either to symbolise the state of my love life, but maybe that’s why the heart and arrow felt like perfect tattoos to get…