Shake The Death …

We had a quiet few days at the studio after three no shows three days running. The first customer let us know 20 minutes after the appointment was due to start, the second customer let us know the evening before (with a very genuine reason and a respectful offer to still pay for her appointment) and the third just didn’t bother to show. Of course this means it’s usually too late to rebook anyone else in so Lee loses a days wage and all the hard work he puts into preparing beautiful tattoos for our customer is often wasted. It really makes me GRRRRRRRRRRR!

Of course most of our customers do value and respect Lee and his beautifully creative work, and are always mighty pleased with the end result. Lee absolutely loved creating this old school coffin tattoo which declares “shake the death from your bones.”

What do you think?

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Crochet Ties…

My mum passed me all her old knitting and crotchet patterns, and having recently discovered my crochet needles again I decided to find a good crochet pattern. Thumbing through the very old pattern books,, Lee decided he needed a crochet tie as he remembered his dad having one! This 1969 pattern was nice and easy for my crochet comeback, and Lee is one happy man ❤️

Beardy skulls..

I do love a beardy skull … I can’t really explain it but guessing it’s because I love my beardy husband so much. Lee has been creating a nautical themed sleeve for one of our regular customers and this bearded skull captain he created yesterday is the most perfectly fitting addition don’t you think?

Time moves in one direction …

I popped in the studio on Saturday to see what Lee was up to. He was in the middle of creating this beautiful time and memory piece for our lovely customers. The young man showed me a lion that Lee had previously inked on him, and we looked back on this blog to see when it had been done. That had been back in July 2016. Time really does shift along doesn’t it?

Do love this ink though and especially the little touch of blue …

Embroidering profanities …

My mother never ever swore … her idea of swearing was a very wonderful “Hells Bells!” She was a true lady through and through, and raised her three daughters to be the same!

Therefore, I feel I really must disassociate myself from the special Tshirt my husband commissioned me to make for him this afternoon, and if my beautiful mother is looking down on me then I have just one thing to say … “Mammy he MADE me do it!”

New Toys …

I have wanted an embroidery machine for some time. Whilst I was making the memory cushions last weekend someone mentioned how nice it would be if I could embroider names on to them. Lo and behold, a couple of days later Facebook marketplace popped one into my newsfeed at half the usual selling price. The magnificent Elna machine had belonged to a very creative lady who sadly passed away recently and I assured her lovely daughter-in-law that the machine was coming to a good and creative home.

I have so many ideas bursting out of my whirring, whizzing mind but by special request my very first project is this cute little pencil case for Lee to keep all his brand new HBs, 6Bs, 3Bs and all the other Hs, Bs and Fs! (A pencil is not just a simple pencil you know!)

Seriously… super blinkin’ happy with my new toy …

Magnificent Mandala …

Lee created this beautiful Mandala recently for a new customer. The young man admired some work that Lee has undertaken on his mate and decided to take this complex tattoo design to Lee. The result is just stunning and of course our customer was chuffed to bits!