Sunday, 11 April 2010

Art aquarius tattoo on the back of neck

I had been thinking about the idea of an Aquarius tattoo for several years. Obviously, I am an Art aquarius tattoo on the back of neck, and have read a lot about the sign and personality types that go with it and I have determined that I am very much an Art aquarius tattoo on the back of neck! I knew pretty much from the start that I wanted it on the back of my neck, and that I probably wanted to incorporate blue into it. I had been researching various different representations of the sign on the net, but had not found one that struck me as being 'the one' I wanted to have tattooed. After about 2 years of looking I finally stumbled across one done as a temporary tattoo, just in black. It was promoted as a 'tribal representation' which I really liked, so I copied the outline, rotated it a bit, and decided I wanted it done in shades of blue to look like a cresting wave. A friend of mine at the time had several tattoos and raved about her artist who owned Hide & Seek. She had to have some touchups done to one of hers, so she went with me to the shop and I made an appointment with one of the other artists. When I went in to have it done, I explained exactly what I wanted, and got the impression that she understood. This one took about 45 mins, and after the tatoo was done, it looked great - very vibrant colours. She told me they would lighten up a bit. After several months of healing, the colours definitely lightened up - they looked completely blotchy and washed out!! There was also a section near the bottom where the blue had bled outside the outline. I was not happy.