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An overlap between my tattoo blog and my transition.

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This is how I look after being on hormone treatment for 18 months and after two lots of facial feminisation surgery.  I have also had a lot of electrolysis on my beard.  I have been transformed.  And there is still quite a way to go yet. You can see some of my tattoos peeping out from the top of my dress.  It seems evident now that my quest for a full body suit is linked to my gender dysphoria.  I am not trying to suggest that everyone who gets a body suit suffer from dysphoria.  Not at all.  But in my case I think it is just one of a number of things I had been doing to change my appearance completely. Now my focus on being tattooed has dissipated as I continue my transition with my mind devoted now on my gender reassignment surgery scheduled for August of this year, 2020.  Once my transition is finished then I must finish the work currently in progress on my legs. You can follow my transition via my YouTube videos.  Just search for Zoë Genevieve Perry.

A second big session on my right leg

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It is six months since I had more work on my right leg but I have been so preoccupied by my transition to becoming a woman I have neglected by tattoo blog. My right leg advanced somewhat in the course of this full afternoon session, but there is so much yet to do on both my legs.  My priority and preoccupation is with my transgender surgery.  I would have had another another session with Jo Harrison last month but Covid-19 got in the way.  I now have rescheduled for June.  We will see.  Then I have my gender reassignment surgery planned in early August.  Once that is done I can get myself refocussed on completing my bodysuit.

The heavy outline on my left leg.

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I caught up with Jo Harrison for a half day session at the Bristol Tattoo convention in June.  It saved me having to travel up to Shrewsbury.  I did not feel strong enough to have my work on my foot.  It was still only six weeks since I had had my facial feminisation surgery and my strength was not fully restored.  Nevertheless much progress was made. My energy into becoming totally tattooed has greatly diminished since I came out as transgender last year.  I have a different focus in my life now.  For the moment the pace of the work on my legs is much reduced.

Heavy outline on my right leg

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The next step in the long journey  to complete my work on my legs from the knees down involved heavy outline on my right leg.  The foot is so difficult causing to my reflex big twitching.  But we are getting there.   Tis outline makes clear just what thew images are,  This stage is not quite complete but will be in December.  The pelican is certainly more obvious.

Now my body is fully covered with tattoos.

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A full day session in Shrewsbury saw Jo Harrison complete the outline on my lower left leg.  It is a companion piece to my right leg Now I have a full body suit notwithstanding that there is two or three years work ahead of me to fill the legs with colour.  So many major things have happened to me this year.

Professional photos of my tattooed body - contains full frontal nudity

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 These photos were taken by Susanna Ahvalo from Finland and were shot in Vilnius.  Susanna is a professional photographer and there is nothing pornographic about her work. I am always happy to have some professional photos taken of my tattooed body.  Had they been taken later this month you would have seen my left leg with its new tattoos.  Ah well, I can't have everything.

Getting a big tattoo at a convention

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In the photo above the day's job was done on my right leg. I had always veered away from getting tattooed at tattoo conventions.  But Jo works at lots of conventions and she was coming to Bristol so it made logistical sense for her to do it in my home city. My fears about conventions were that it would be distracting having the general public staring at me and if I struggled with the pain I would be publicly embarrassed. The reality was different.  I am such a tart and love attention.  I found talking to people diverting and actually made it easier to cope withe long session.  It was fun.  I had underestimated my performing and exhibitionist personality.  As can be seen in the photo I had decided to be almost naked in order to show off all my ink.  I felt so confident I just walked around on my lunch and tea breaks and after everything was done without my clothes on. Jo's working style is to spend a long time drawing on the body using different colours.  Here it can