Lydia the Tattooed Lady

This is not a crafty or how to kind of post... Just me doing a little sharing of things I absolutely LOVE.

One of those things is body art. I find myself collecting piercings and tattoos, along the way noticing that better than any journal entry or photo, they are a roadmap of my life-- of where & who I was. Which, undoubtedly, calls to mind all of the annoying questions people often ask when you commit to body art. I shall refer you to this Buzzfeed which pretty clearly sums up my opinion. 

Recently I have added to my collection:

 Initial line work (3 hours)

Initial line work (3 hours)

 Shading & color (5 hours)

Shading & color (5 hours)

Both the original drawing and the execution of the tattoo were done by Lisa at Laughing Buddha in Seattle, based on several vintage botanical illustrations I sent her of the specific flowers I wanted to include. The whole experience was awesome and I highly recommend her and the shop. 

If you're wondering, yes I did use one of my homemade products on it during healing. I found the Lotion Bars to be a great moisturizer as well as thick enough to work as an ointment during healing. Also easy to pack around with me during the day and less messy than other products I've used. 

 

COMING SOON! Body butter tests as well as a few ways to tint jars... both waterproof and not-so-waterproof. Anything you are particularly lovin' on these days? Tell me all about it with #BetaTesterLove & I'll catch y'all on the flip!