Showing posts from May, 2016

Michelle's Jacob's ladder

I was wandering through my local area of Clifton village in Bristol and I saw Michelle sitting there with her partner Candy. It turns out they have been together for seventeen years.   I had never met them before but I was so intrigued by Michelle's sleeve I butted into their conversation. Michelle told me she has her first tattoo when she was eighteen by one of the famous Skuse family.  She couldn't remember which!  But it was on her shoulder and has now been covered up. Her sleeve has been done in the past three years.  She is now considering something on the other arm.  There will be more. Michelle Smith has had her recent work done by of Max Pniewski  at Southmead Tattoo Studio.  The sleeve is based on a painting called Jacob's Ladder and she saw it at Chatsworth Hose in Derbyshire.  Michelle said it was by a Dutch artist but my searches have not identified who it is (not Rembrandt's version!).  Here is an image which

My transformation in ten years

I am making good progress towards a full bodysuit and looking back at my largely blank body a few years ago, it's quite a reminder of the completeness of the change or transformation. I have read recently how men often look for completing things in their hobby.  It's is a part of many men's psyche.  So perhaps that's why I am driven to complete my bodysuit.  Complete, complete, complete! As I look at my photo above my left lower arm and my lower legs are what I see.  Hmmm.

Jelly fish arm

It's a little hard to see how the completion of my right arm sleeve will work out from the images here.  What can be seen is a jelly fish and some coral with a fish close to my wrist.  Eventually it will look very watery.