Thursday, June 15, 2006

Well, after many years of explaining how the tattoo on my arm was not a nazi symbol, this past week I finally decided to take the leap and get it covered up. The last straw was really moving to New York. I found myself explaining the tattoo to a whole new set of people and realized that I should have gotten it covered up a long time ago. I searched on the net to try and find something suitable to cover it up with, but nothing really struck me. So, I went to a nearby shop, Hand of Glory Tattoos, and talked with the artist there about what I could do. We agreed on a design which is a variant of the original, but obscured it enough, as well.

Here's what I got:

It wraps around my whole arm, connecting at the back. In total, it ended up taking 3 hours. 1 hour to get the design placement right on my arm and then another 2 hours of the actual tattoo. The day after, my arm was very swollen and red, but today most of the swelling as gone down and, though it's still very senstive and a little red, it's much better than it was. I'm very excited/relieved to have it and to have the other one covered up.

I already have plans for my next ones.