My first much more visible tattoo
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.