lördag 27 juni 2015

Magical Spiritual Animal Tattoo

Some people take peyote to find their spiritual animal, some people just know.

I have know since some time back that I have a magical spiritual animal that gives me magical powers when ever I am in need - The Unicorn.

Some people claim unicorns does not exist, but does that really matter? I mean in the end something only have the importance you give it, and just because you can see something does that mean it really exists? This is a question being debated by philosophers over the centuries - how can we know that something or even ourself exists? Descartes answered that question with Cogito ergo sum (I am thinking, therefore I exist) So I will answer anyone who doubts in the Unicorns the same  - I like them therefore they exist.

I had decided before I came to KL that I would make my unicorn tattoo here, partly as a constant memory of my stay here and partly because of the magical powers it (hopefully)  will give me.

It is always a bit scary to get a tattoo in an unknown place. To find my way I used my best friend Mrs Google. She directed me to a place called Pink Tattoo: http://www.tattoomepink.com/

I went there to check out the place before deciding on it and was very pleasantly surprised. I was greeted by one of the tattooers, Fin, who offered a very welcome glass of water  to drink (we had been walking for 20 min in the heat and where sweating like pigs) and to sit down for a chat. I told her about my idea, that I wanted a somewhat abstract unicorn head on my index-finger.  She immediately objected to that in a very firm but yet gentle way. I was surprised and disappointed but the more she explained how finger tattoos get spoiled almost directly after healing, due to the exposure of the hands, my disappointment turned into gratitude. I very much appreciated her honesty, she could have lost a client there but preferred that to tattoo something she knew would not turn out good. Respect to that! Already there I decided I wanted to make my tattoo with her, but I had to rethink my whole idea so it took almost a week before I contacted her to make an appointment.

When the day finally arrived I walked the 20 min to get there in rain but still with a light heart, finally I would get my tattoo! On my arrival I got to sit down  and wait in their amazing studio, it is so cool and so nicely decorated while she prepared my tattoo.

And the best thing, no children allowed! And even though is in Barcelona I would have missed my crew not being allowed in with me here it felt like a relive that the studio was calm and quiet.

Fin had drawn a very simple unicorn, we discussed if I would put some colour or shadowing into it but since I was not sure she suggested I´d wait. I mean you can always add more to a tattoo but it is not that easy to remove what is already there. So we, or should I say Fin, got to work. Fin is a very good tattooer, she is nice and gentle and you feel completely relaxed in her company. The tattooing did not hurt at all, I was almost disappointed... It was lying there just relaxing, I almost fell asleep. When lying there I was checking out her other sketches and found something I liked a lot, so there will for sure more tattoos with her. But for now this is the finally result and I could not be more happy:

Even though Fin is nice and gentle she is also a gansta so before leaving I had a photo taken with us being being all gansta - up in here! Thank you Fin for helping me get my Unicorn Powers going, I will be back for more...

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