My first much more visible tattoo



This is the beginning of the lower part of my right arm sleeve.  I have had just about all the rest of my body tattooed that isn't clearly visible wearing short sleeves and shorts.  Now I am coming out.  Well in a manner of speaking considering that my almost naked self has previously been in the Daily Mail and on TV.  There's not much point in holding back now.

As Ben prepared to begin the work I felt an adrenaline rush unlike any before at this stage of being tattooed.  Maybe because all my temporary tattoos have been on my arms, face and head and at last I have one of those areas being done for real.  It feels like a transgressive action.

Looking at the work after a couple of hours it is extremely difficult to see how the completed work will look, especially as it will be blended in style with the work on my upper arm.  The jelly fish certainly isn't yet recognisable as the one being used for inspiration, shown here left.

I am now very impatient for the work to advance well beyond its present stage, not least because it will in the summer be on view.

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