Thursday, March 31, 2011

Memories. Misty Watercolored Memories ...

I just uncovered these pictures from May of 2006! I had graduated from college that morning, and this was my "graduation present" to myself. 

The venue was Southside Tattoo Shop ... the artist was Bart Willis ... and the leg, was SUPER swollen.

To this day, this is still one of my very favorite tattoos. I just think it's so fun!

The garter was coupled with playing cards displaying "Aces & Eights" ... otherwise known as, "The Dead Man's Hand." If you're not familiar with this term, it was the infamous hand dealt to Wild Bill Hickok minutes before he was shot in the back.

He died holding Aces & Eights to his chest.
Morbid? Nah... The way I see it, I've got these hidden up my sleeve, and can pass them out to anyone as I see fit.
Deadly ... ;)

That's one swollen thigh!

Funny little glimpse back in time, eh?


  1. Too cute...great tattoo!

    I'm hosting a linkup tomorrow for Fashion Fridays. The new button is on my sidebar. I hope you'll join us and link up! Have a great day honey! Kori xoxo

  2. Great idea for a tattoo! I love it when there's a smart story behind the drawing!

  3. Awesome tattoo. Found you through Temperamental Broad blog that I would say Hi!