Arm and chest tattoo - Tattoowise
I know that some people think that the "see-thru" tattoo design is played out, but I have a legitimate reason for choosing this design idea and location. :-)
Several years ago I had a work injury which eventually required surgery. Fusing two of my vertebrae together, removing a couple discs, adding cadaver bone, etc. Despite the surgery being a success, I still experienced nerve damage which has left that shoulder essentially useless and always in pain.
Unfortunately internal injuries like that are a blessing and a curse. The "curse" part is because nobody knows how broken I really am in that area, so everyone thinks that I'm fine. This disability has affected my life in more ways than you can imagine, so I guess I just wanted something on the outside that shows how I feel on the inside.
So I opted for the see-thru design with torn / stressed muscles and a cracked collar bone underneath.
Thanks for reading. ;-)
Model: Manchester Naturtal light from the doorway to the right.
Model and MUAH: Xena Vön Wonderland
Photo and Postprocessing: Trash Doll
about 2/3 done now
a work in progress. there's another woman vampire (vampiress?) on his back shoulder blade and a gothic gate on the other side of his forearm. some of the new is to cover up the old that he doesn't like anymore. (listen up young'ns!) *it's been a while now since I've taken this photo and I believe his entire arm is covered now - gotta remember to take a photo at the next family gathering.
"Monthly Weight Update" Another view. Feeling real good. Getting some clothes that fit, and aren't tent-like, has made a difference in my attitude as well. So, apparently my new eating habits are still providing me with less calories than I need to survive. We'll see where this levels off at, some point down the road.
"A Milestone" I usually do a weight update once a month, but.... The last two months I lost about 6 pounds in a month. For some reason, in the first nine days of this month, I lost 5 pounds, and as of yesterday morning I was 240. OK, 240.2, but close enough. That makes for 100 pounds lost in six months and seven days. So I thought I would record this occasion for posterity.
One of these three shots will be my 365 days shot for today as well as my class with dave shot (bodyscaping) Please vote and help me decide!
Dublin, July '09