Roses grow on you …

So … that beautiful pink rose which Lee added to my floral band a couple of weeks ago left a naked space on my arm and the  glowing whiteness kept catching my eye.  Truly it was simply begging for some colour. 

Therefore, on a quiet drizzly morning, it was a little trip to our studio to say goodbye to  that particular patch of white skin forever.  It was also a good opportunity to browse my favourite tattoo mag ‘Skin Deep’ and seek out some inspiration for a spectacular back piece that is in the contemplation stage.  Am thinking peacocks …

In the meantime I guess it’s true … roses really do grow on you! 

A Rose from my love …


Lee’s customer didn’t turn up for his appointment today. A Saturday is when Lee is always busy and so a ‘no-show’ is grim.  Lee is so laid back and trusting,  he never collects deposits when customers book in.  However, a cancellation  when you’re self- employed and the session isn’t then filled with a ‘walk-in’ it then becomes a day without pay, which is tough! If you think of it, it’s the same as the a salaried person going into work and being expected to sit at their desk all day without being paid for it. Not good huh? 

Never a man to waste a creative opportunity though Lee invited me down the studio for a bit more work on what is going to eventually become a 3/4 sleeve of flowers. 

I love my new rose and I love my new husband. Simple!