Sunday, 23 May 2010

Tattoos


So, this friday, I got to build on my Pin Up tattoo on my left arm. I got two green orchids and strawberries surrounding the cupcake. I also got some blue for the background of the excisting Pin Up tattoo. This is only my third tattoo session (including the poem lower on my left arm which isn't visible in the picture) and I have to say I get more and more hooked, each time I do it. It's like a beautiful rush, and I just love it. Plus, this is the first time I didn't faint or feel faint! I guess you could call that progress, right?





Here's the "before and after". The new elements are still a little red and the colors haven't really, emerged. And also it's a polaroid that one of my friends who came with me took of the process. Fun! The artist behind the tattoo is from Latvia and his name is Rokadz. He was coming from a Tattoo Convention when he decided to visit a friend of mine for a while, sleep on his couch and do some at-home tattooing. So when I heard about this talented and not too expensive tattoo artist from my friend (which also had the tattoos to varify the talent), I jumped on the chance.



(The colors in the pictures I upload to my blog always end up looking washed out.. and I don't know how to fix it!) So here's the different angles of my arm which show's the two orchids and jummy looking strawberries! I'm really, really happy with it! The blue color as well. I think it just added to a nice composition. Another thing I was really happy with was the good price I got on this! It took three hours to finish the tattoo, and Rokadz wanted $310, which was a hundred dollars less than what I expected. The Pin Up tattoo cost me $930, which seemed insane at the moment when I handed over the money. But now I feel it was one hundred prosent worth it - I'm absolutely in love with it, and I haven't regretted it a single time.

14 comments:

GoldenTouchTattoo said...

those strawberries are awesome!

mama grubbs said...

you can use picnik.com to fix the color. i love the tat if i wasnt scared of needles and blood i would get a marilyn one. my husband has been wanting to get a pin up tat of me lol idk if i want him to its kinda tacky to me to get spouse tats. oh i wanted to know where you get your snoods?

Classic Retro Glamour said...

GoldenTouchTattoo: Thanks so much! I think so too! :)

mama grubbs: I don't have any problems with the colors in my editing program, but it's through the process of uploading them that they get washed out. But thanks for the tip! :) - Blood is individual. I never bled until the third one, which is this. There came a tiny bit of blood. Also, I would liket to say I'm the definiton of being scared of needles.. I usually faint and it's a mess. But I love tattoos so much so I put myself through it anyway. I say go for it! :) You'll feel so proud afterwards!

I get my snoods at Va Va Voom on Etsy, or just plain ol' Ebay. :)

mama grubbs said...

lol ya i cant even look at needles on tv! i also found another etsy seller that sells the snoods for 9 bucks!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/bexterity

Classic Retro Glamour said...

Yes.. There's a ton of people who make snoods. This site looks nice though. I'll definitely take a better look at it! ;) The snoods from Va Va Va Voom are $6 are $4 in shipping, so I think that's a pretty good deal! It's $2 cheaper per snood than for example at mybabyjo.com, plus I think I like these ones better! :)

Andrea said...

I've loved your pin-up tat ever since I noticed it on your youtube videos, the strawberries and other additions make it even more awesome! Gorgeous!

mama grubbs said...

oh ok well idk how much the vavava voom stuff is it says shes having baby number 2 lol. so i will just wait to get hers.

Desideria said...

Love, love, love.

Classic Retro Glamour said...

Andrea: Thanks! :) I think it makes it look better as well! It feels more complete, in a way ;)

mama grubbs: Yeah well, I was actually getting a little annoyed with how long the shipping took when I ordered from Va Va Va Voom, but I thought I wouldn't bother her with questions- when I finally checked her site I discovered the reason; and the reason being that she was having a baby.. Hmm, well, I guess that makes the delay OK! Haha! I felt stupid!;)

Bree said...

beautiful! i have one singel strawberry on the web of my hand.

Kelsey Sunshine. said...

I've been planning out my pinup tattoo for a little while now. I can't wait to get it!

Glamour Daze said...

Gorgeous tattoo karina. Blog is coming along very nicely here.And congrats on your ever rising popularity on youtube.x

Classic Retro Glamour said...

Aw, you're sweet! Thanks so much :)

The Retro Natural said...

Your tattoos are beautiful! I found you through DC Metro

For the color issue..I notice that my png photos look nicer than my jpgs. Not sure if it'll help ya but just thought I'd toss it out there:)