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Summer 2017 - Day 21/55
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Today was a pretty exciting day for me - I got another tattoo done/an addition to a previous tattoo of mine! I'd gotten an anchor on my shoulder last year, and I had the concept of the whole flower/vine arm sleeve attached to it, but with star knots/anchor rope instead.

I went in two weeks ago to make this appointment/discuss my ideas with the artist who did my anchor, and he got some concepts and said he'd draw something up for me.

Pre-session pics for reference.

Pre-session, not knowing entirely what to expect.

The entire session took about 2.5 hours; the longest sitting I've ever had to do for a tattoo yet, but I think it ended up being so worth it!

It's so cool! Fun fact: he freehand drew the map/rope stuff directly on my shoulder/back.

It's not the same as the original idea I'd had in mind, but this is no less cool. He thought the old-timey map/navigational tools might be a cool thing to reflect my interest/involvement in the navy/sea cadets. At some point, I'm going to get one more session so he can add latitude/longitude lines, a land mass of some kind, and possibly a funky traditional X marks the spot, to make it actually look more like a map.

I'm so pleased with it. It set me back approx $487 after tip, but I think this is amazing artwork.

Now for it to heal so I can move my shoulder properly again... XD

PS: I also went to my parents' for dinner today as well; had a good time with my brother/his wife, my parents, and my youngest brother Alex. Was a nice pleasant night.

PPS: My productivity for today - I did laundry. Washed, dried, folded, stored, the lot. :P just so you don't think I'm lagging.

PPPS: Now I'm finally caught up from backdating everything! :P I'll try not to let that happen again.

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