Sunday, 20 May 2012
Tattooed Natalie in the woods
It is my wont to accost heavily tattooed strangers and ask them about their tattoos. Such a victim was Natalie, who I met when walking my dog at Leigh Woods, close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. She has a half sleeve, as can be seen, and had it done by a friend a few years ago. I didn't take notes and infuriatingly can't remember the name of the artist, who apparently has gone from strength to strength and now works in Florida. Natalie says she won't have any more work done until her friend returns.
The work seen here was done in an eight hour session, which is unimaginably long to my mind. She admitted she was in pretty bad shape after it was done.