China Tattoos… Not Chinese Tattoos

DarkIndigo says that she’s “turning blue and white, like china”. I like her all blue tattoos a lot — the leaves are being done by Scott Garriepy at 1st Ammendment Tattoo in Simi Valley, CA, and the Newgrange-inspired spirals were done by Kim Durham at Prix in Hollywood.

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26 thoughts on “China Tattoos… Not Chinese Tattoos

  1. Hey, that’s me! Nice arm stubble! Those are weeping willow leaves for my daughter. Her name is Willow. She is 12 and thinks everything I do is worth of an, “Oh GOD, Mom!” This was no exception.

  2. I agree with #2! That’s a great blue for her natural coloring!

    I bet these will age fairly well, too. If they end up fading a bit, they’ll still look good.

  3. Ooh, those are nice. It reminds me of drawing on a skin with ball point pen, too, but far more delicately and nicely done.

    That sort of swirl pattern is something I do like to doodle, anyway, very pleasing to me for some reason.

  4. That’s my sister! Mom would be so proud. No, wait. Mom would be appalled and probably crap her pants. DarkIndigo for the win! Me love you long time.

  5. You know, sometimes, an amazing idea can have a not-so-amazing follow-through, but both the intent and the execution here are wonderful. It’s a refreshing change from blackwork (which looks great, too.)

  6. That looks great, I love how the two pieces work so well together and blue looks amazing with her skin. I wonder if she’ll stick with the same color if she chooses to add more work?

  7. Hey, thanks you guys! I am pretty happy with them, myself. If anything, I just wish they’d all be bigger. I am so glad I waited until I was older to start getting tattooed. My whole china concept that didn’t come to me until I was around 30 would have been blown if I’d gotten the stupid fairy I wanted when I was 18.

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