Thursday, March 24, 2011

Strawberry Fare...

Well, it's spring here and there are strawberries from Morocco in the supermarkets. I don't really believe in importing something as essentially local as strawberries, but I do LOVE strawberries.
I love them so much, when I found the most exquisite embroidered dupion, I had to have two metres.
The fabric inspired me so much, I used it as the inspiration for my first, ever, tattoo!
Nev the lovely tattoo artist in Rye, took a photocopy of a motif from the fabric and adapted it for the style. IT HURT. Like billyo. Then afterwards like bad sunburn. Wincy ouch. But now it is almost healed.
So, do we approve? I am quite chuffed and keep looking at it!
By the way I wanted Nev to sign it and he did, the oval with the wiggly line is his mark; it represents the scar across his thumb he got when he was younger. It is more brown than green because tattoo green is a jadey cold green I don't really like.
When I have time and inclination I am having a tiny Elizabethan butterfly added to it.


  1. Very pretty and tasteful. Fabulousness!!!!!

  2. Love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As does EVERYONE in the office that I have shown! Squee, woot, squoot, wahoo, yay, wolfwhistle, catcall, happy dance, etc etc. Umm, am I being quite clear enough?

  3. I'm not sure I quite understand what you're trying to say...hehehe. I'm glad it's approved of! :)

  4. OMG. I wondered who's blog I was reading when I saw the picture. That is soooo beautiful MRs C. Fantastic. Beautiful. Really Wow. I hope you'll show it off when you get home.

  5. Brave girl - and beautiful tattoo, life time reminder of your wonderful holiday. Hugs Jx