I’ve been slowly (oh, ever so slowly) adding to my tattoo fund. The upside of my snail-speed savings approach is that I have just eons of time to decide what I want next.
Not that time is necessarily needed to come up with the perfect tattoo. But, since I’ve got puh-lenty of it before I’ll be able to afford what I want I might as well make the best of it.
Anyway, the idea for this tattoo slapped me in the face one night a couple months ago, and I’ve never doubted its loveliness. It’s like a spider-web elbow tattoo, but a doily. Your granny’s spider web, as it were.
My lovely ladies-craft-night friend Gheybin (who is a magnificent artist and aspiring tattooist) sketched out a quick rough draft of my elbow-doily, to help me determine if the idea would work in practice.
Conclusion? Yes. Hell-damn yes it does.
(Excuse the awkward pictures. I’d attempt at explaining why I didn’t include my face, but these were taken April 11 so I don’t remember why I was such a fool.)
I’d like to use a doily I’ve made as the design (the prototype was just an image found somewhere on the interwebs), but so far neither of the doilies I’ve made with this in mind are perfect. (Oh hey, I should blog about those. Remember how I never remember to blog about my craftiness? I promise I craft every damn day.)
So far, my thoughts about the design are these:
- I like a scalloped edge, with a basic circular design. No hexes or anything.
- I’m considering attempting my first knitted doilies, because I think knitting will translate to tattoo design much much easier and lovelier than crochet.
- I like the detailing of this tattoo, but hate the giant hole in the middle. The opposite goes for this one.
- The size of Gheybin’s prototype is perfect.
- Red, maybe? Perhaps black? I like the way red looks very much, but … I don’t know. I don’t look good in red clothing. Does that translate to elbow tattoos?
In closing, this is awesome.