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Wincing the Night Away

Today was my 33â…“ birthday. I didn’t get a chance to listen to any vinyl, but I did get my Kraken! It had been over ten years since my last tattoo, and it was at the hands of the very same man. I am so glad I went back to him. Sure, there was a little anxiety in the days leading up to the appointment, because the artwork hadn’t been totally finalized (and hey, this is permanent and all) but I couldn’t be happier with the results. And catching up with Nic was hella fun too. I am exhausted but happy. Now I just need to figure out a way to sleep tonight. Must take care not to put pressure on my sore shoulder and arm…so my usual bellyflop position is out. Naturally I’ll be posting more photos, after the slimy bandages come off and it’s all cleaned up.

finalizing the artwork

Bonus: Very short stories, written by some of my very favorite people.
Plus: Yay, the Vegan Lunch Box cookbook is out now!
And: Mimi Smartypants makes me laugh regularly. Especially when she’s high on Dayquil.


  1. Iseult wrote:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The suspense is killing me! I want to see your new tattoo! I know it’ll look better when healed, however I wish I were there to make you peel back a little of the bandage to give me a view of it.

    Maybe I should get another tattoo before January so I can say to you, “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours,” in a totally suggestive sort of way in front of people who don’t know better just to freak them out and then we can show off our tattoos. Hmm. Sounds like a ‘game night’ activity.

    Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 5:36 pm | Permalink
  2. Joe wrote:

    Perfect tattoo. Personally, my skin is unmarked. I’ve always felt that tattoos should have meaning and I’ve never found the right time. Your kraken however (I peeked on Flickr) is amazing.. I’ve had a few friends get Cephalopod tattoos recently and since I’ve been re-reading 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, I’ve had squid on the brain .

    Really really cool. Congrats.

    Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:32 pm | Permalink
  3. Iseult, I like your thinking! As usual.

    Thanks Joe! I am so very very pleased. And Cephalopods are where it’s at. Seriously.

    Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:38 pm | Permalink
  4. Nic wrote:

    Are my arms really that hairy? :) It was awesome to catch up w/ you as well….

    Monday, October 30, 2006 at 1:04 am | Permalink
  5. Heehee.

    Monday, October 30, 2006 at 1:35 am | Permalink

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