Sunday, July 15, 2012

Inked blog hop

Welcome to INKED -- I love the artwork that is being used in tattoos and it's amazing how many people are getting tattoos now-a-days and its not just for bikers or marines anymore! This hop then is dedicated to the beautiful artwork whether you have a tattoo or not . . .

Lynne Kirsch got her first tattoo in 2000 and it's of Winnie the Pooh floating upwards with 3 balloons on her upper thigh. She now wants to get another tattoo, and hopefully it will be this year, of angel wings with a quilt square in the center with her little angel's name above the wings.

We all get tattoos for various reasons. I have noticed that women with breast cancer that have their breast removed are now a large group of getting tattoos. When my lump was first found and of course with all the concern -- I thought and still feel that if and when my breast would be removed, I want to have a glorious tattoo of a peacock!!!! (FYI - these are not the words of this blog owner, but the general write up.)

The art of tattoo can be anything as simple as a name or as beutiful as a peacock and there is always a story behind a tattoo.

This blog hop is dedicated to the stories and the artwork behind a tattoo. If you happen to visit today at my blog, I appreciate the visit but I would love for you to appreciate all the wonderful projects that are being displayed today and would want you to stop at the first inking with Lynne at If you arrived from visiting Anita's blog,, then you are on the right artful path of inking!!!!

We are very blessed and fortunate to have Daisy Collins of I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose for $10 of merchandise in her zibbet store (

When my husband and I first met we each had one tattoo. I had gotten mine in a tattoo parlor called The Portsmouth Tattoo Studio in Portsmouth, NH. He also had one, which he had gotten at Tattoo's by Hobo, in Portsmouth, NH. Years later, we found out that it was the same shop, known by two different names!

We both wanted more. So, instead of a traditional honeymoon, the day after we got married we went to Art for Life in Brattleboro, VT to get tattoos. Matt, my husband, is a musician. He got piano keys in a möbius strip, and I got an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. (In the picture of mine you can also see my most recent tattoo which is the equation L=M to the fifth. The L stands for love, and all 5 members of our family have names that start with M.) We decided to make it a yearly tradition, but it hasn't worked out that way, there have been two years I have been pregnant and times we haven't been able to afford it, but we have also sometimes cheated and gotten inked at other times of the year! The LO I made is for our wedding album that is still an ongoing project. (Please scroll down for pictures.) Hope you enjoyed my project and our artwork!

Your next stop along the path of inking is Jenny ~

Thanks for stopping today and visiting our tribute to inking with the glorious artwork behind tattoos!


  1. Awesome layout!!! Love it! Love your ink too!!

  2. Love the tattoos. Great layout
    Laura d

  3. Wow!! Your tattoos are super neat!

    Awesome projects, TFS!

  4. great ink. so funny how you both went to the same shop and didnt no it. your LO is awesome.

  5. What great tat's and love your lay-out!!! Pleasure, as always, hopping with you my friend!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness