I can’t believe I forgot to post about my tattoo when I got it. It was during the few weeks I was crazy busy recently. I got it at Invidia Tattoo in Asheville, NC. The artist who did it is Tina McFarland. She and the entire staff at Invidia are amazing. The shop has an amazing vibe, feels incredibly welcoming and was a blast from start to finish. I’ll be headed in this coming Friday (7/25) for some touch-ups and to plan for my next one. Woooooo! But yeah, I just can’t say enough about Tina and everyone at Invidia. I can’t believe how well Tina translated Jonathan Powell’s art for my book, SOULS OF ASTRAEUS to a mind-blowing tattoo.
I love tattoos! But you may not have any clue, even if you knew me very well. I only have one tattoo, and it’s just a small pair of kanji that supposedly stands for “spirit.” That’s what I was told anyway, by the guy that ran the tattoo shop. In Germany. That I got 16 years ago when I was on a senior high school graduation trip. Ha! I almost didn’t get one because I didn’t want to spend the money on it, but a great friend on the trip offered to buy it for me. I couldn’t pass it up!
So, fast forward to today, when I had a great consult with Tina at Invidia Tattoo in Asheville, NC. She was phenomenal! I’ve been wanting to get something else, more meaningful, more elaborate, for years. I really haven’t been able to decide on anything that meant enough to have on my body permanently, until the past few months. I wanted to get a section of one of the illustrations for my book. Souls of Astraeus is my first book, and I’m very proud of accomplishing that, not to mention what it means to me personally, and what I hope to communicate with that story, so, I couldn’t think of a better symbol to have tattooed. So, there we go! I should have it by early July some time. I can’t wait! I’ll be sure to post some pics.
Main website: http://www.soulsofastraeus.com