In which I consider beautiful indelible markings : tattoos!
It got me thinking about ink.
Story had a lip tattoo that was essentially unreadable. Fiddle has a lovely tatt on her neck:...when she grows in her winter coat, this turns into a white smear. In fact, her immigration papers read "illegible freeze brand", because it was so furry that year. I didn't realize that it isn't illegible until June of the following summer, when it shed out perfectly.
(I keep it clipped in winter now.)
It got me thinking about beautiful ink. I had this tattoo done a few years before Story died:
The original art was taken from a photo of Story and transferred directly onto my arm, with the black tribal as a frame.
Later, another (better) artist added the moonscape background.
(do you have any idea how difficult it is to take a picture of your own bicep? Sheesh. I finally took a photo in the mirror to illustrate the entire thing...only, of course, it's backwards):
Someday, I'll probably put a tatt of Fiddle on my other bicep. Anybody feeling creative and want to design it? Here's her photo:
Seeing her picture right next to the tattoo of Story really shows me how much they looked alike, even for cousins. Kewl.
I know there's more ink out there in the horse world, and I want to see it, readers! Put links in the comments, post photos on your blog, or send a picture directly to me and I'll put it up here.
Let's see some beautiful tattoos, shall we?
Okay, Funder sent this one:
It's a sumi-e style rearing horse on my hip. It's my "never give up" tattoo that reminds me of my Champ. Dixie will get one too one day, when I figure out her design - I am thinking of something about her face. Maybe just the line of bay/white down her nose, or maybe a whole head shot.