Pretty shoes and tattoos

After months and months of sketching and careful consideration, I got two real tattoos, compared to my previous one.

It took me months to finalize my drawings for my feet; I’ve always liked the idea of tattoos on feet. In my original design I had robins, poppies, knitting needles, wool, a set square, and sweet pea along with what you see above, but my drawings were way too packed. After a lot of humming and hawing I narrowed down my drawings to a skull, a hydrangea, and an anchor {my three favorite things}. I added some scrolls to add some flow, and threw in some mentions. There’s no direct connection between the objects and my parents. Just some stories, and that one is more feminine than the other.

Since I wear tights 99.3% of the year, my tats will only come out on special occasions. But in the end, how many people can say they’ve drawn their own tattoos? Old school tattoos at that.

Tattoo done by Neil at Dragon Tattoo

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  1. August 9, 2011 / 01:04

    they look awesome Alex! super impressed at your drawing skills.
    I'm itching for another tattoo myself.

  2. August 9, 2011 / 09:41

    Aw, thanks Tracy! It took me a while to build up the courage. Plus, feet tattoos are SORE. But worth it.

  3. HannaH
    August 10, 2011 / 20:55

    these tattoos are sick!! well done on the details. amazing drawings. you must draw for me :))

  4. August 26, 2011 / 09:12

    Just started following your blog after a twitter recommendation 🙂
    I have tattooed feet also, also designed by myself. Cherries and stars! They are by far my fave tattoos and I always get compliments on them. They were also the most painful! Yours look awesome by the way :))

  5. August 26, 2011 / 09:48

    What an amazing coincidence – talk about great minds! Since they were my second and third tattoos, I just thought I was a wimp – they were very sore. And for some reason the left was miles worse than the right? I really love them. But I wear tights all the time so they'll be hidden for the rest of the year if the weather doesn't pick up!
    p.s. god bless twitter.

  6. April 12, 2012 / 12:13

    Your tattoos are amazing! Love them and your blog:)