Wednesday, March 16, 2011

my mother-in-law got her first tattoo

I took my MIL to get her very first tattoo over the weekend. she knows how much I love tattoos, and how much I trust and respect my tattooer, so it was only natural for her to want him to tattoo her for the first time. she was specific about her design - she wanted a trinity knot with her husband, son, and daughter's initials inside. she also wanted to incorporate a Q into the design - she wanted it to be strong, yet feminine.


of course, I took plenty of pictures to share with you all. my tattoo artist (Keelhauled Mike) specializes in Coleman Style tattooing, which I love, so it's always a pleasure to search through the wall to wall flash designs they have up. I love the bold outlines, the deep shading, and the vibrant color of traditional tattoos.

I love going to visit my tattoo artist, if only for the visit to the quaint town of Denton, which is only about 20 minutes outside of Delaware. it's such a cute little old town, and I really enjoy being in the quiet. Hanging out in the tattoo shop with Mike and Ken is always a fun time - lots of laughs and bullshitting.

took this for all my fellow Irishmen (and women!)

I wish I could have gotten tattooed as well, but unfortunately, we are super duper broke right now, and it's not really a possibility. I'm hoping to accumulate enough birthday money that I'll be able to get my sleeve worked on sometime in the near future.

Happy Wednesday!


oh, and PS - my birthday is in exactly one week. thumbs up!

the long road


  1. I wish I could convince my mom to get a tattoo, but that is never going to happen. Your mom-in-law's tattoo looks great! Your tattoo artist is super talented! I LOVE that Jesus figure! I would love one!
    Happy Wednesday!

  2. you should go to she does a feature called "A Tattoo Story" where she puts peoples tattoo pics and stories up on her blog. she just featured my yesterday. its really cool. your MIL's tattoo is beautiful!


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