oh what a week...
wow. if my birthday week is any indication of what my 33rd year holds for me i think it's going to be a good one. i feel so ridiculously loved.
after many years of thinking about it and talking about it and designing and redesigning what it would look like in my head and on paper i finally got a tattoo. i had heard all sorts of horror stories and just about everyone had an opinion on the matter but i have no regrets and i am so very happy with this permanent mark on my skin. the entire experience was just awesome and i'm so lucky to have had molly there to hold my hand, talk me through it, and document the entire thing. lucky me this birthday girl just happened to have the week off from teaching so she was able to go with me last minute. thank you thank you thank you molly!
i loved jason at cyclops tattoo and couldn't recommend him enough. he owns the place with his partner Cicely who wasn't there but who i've heard some nice things about. lucky me, i got to get my tattoo facing Valencia street with loads of natural sunlight streaming in and one of my favorite people my by side.
all of these lovely photos were taken by molly meng.