Autism - Tattoowise
So last xmas i've been building up the courage, and the dosh to get my first ever tattoo! Now some might wonder what the big thing is about getting one but for me, well.. i have a phobia of needles, i have NO pain level whatsoever that you could call easy to put up with, i mean, i'm the girl that get's a paper cut and i'm dyin! so finally i'd the cash, finally ran out of excuses and finally found a tattoo shop that i felt comfortable with. So yesterday was the big day. went down, got sorted and explained what i was after. As most people on here, facebook and whoever know me, will know my son is autisic, so for my first tattoo i wanted to dedicate it to him. I got the autism awareness ribbon and the flag because i'm a winner! I've got the most loving, careing, smart and funny little boy in the world. (ok, so i'm biased but i'm allowed to be) he gives me great joy, he teaches ME something new everyday, I'm learning HIS world and how to adapt ours to suit his needs and i love hearing
my new tattoo for autism
Done by Markuss Decker of Tattooed Heart in Glenn Burnie, MD.
My new tattoo. The autism puzzle pieces.
First he did some gray work on himself, then he updates Mama's ink
Autism tattoo flames. This tatt was done for our daughter that was diagnosed this year. It is my own spin on how I wanted the autism symbol to look for me.
Autism tattoo butterfly is my version of the autism symbol of a puzzle with a piece missing. My daughter was diagnosed this year and my husband and I decided to get it done. I chose a butterfly because I know that she will always have autism but with love and support she will fly.
That little purple daisy has become part of my own healing as I begin to accept my daughter's diagnosis. I love the transformation from a simple flower to my own version of the symbol for autism.
Out with the old. Covered up an old tattoo with something more meaningful.
Three random tattoo ideas
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One of the artists on my press bucket list, I’ve wanted to write up a feature on John Felix Arnold III since I met him at a café show in Bernal Heights three years ago. At that time, I was actively publicizing the works of artists showing at the now deceased Babylon Falling bookstore, which included David Young V, Robert Bowen, David Ball, and C3. Unfortunately, I never quite got the chance to cover Felix at the bookstore, because I only became aware of his work directly after his show had ended. With Old Crow Tattoo in Oakland, California actively showing Felix’s work, thankfully, I’ve gotten another chance to chat with him about what inspires his expansive, post-apocalyptic installations. I stopped by his show "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" to get the shots and make up for lost time.
Read the rest of the story here: www.warholian.com/2012/07/28/john-felix-arnold-iii-2/
All photos by Megan Wolfe for Warholian.
Normally don't get a drummer busking on the main street. But if the main street is closed.. I thought he was mad talented.