Coming Soon to an Arm near Me…


Remember this? No? It’s alright. It’s hubristic of me to assume I have a repeat readership.  Welcome, first time reader! I promise I’m not always this disjointed.

The hand drawn sketch was nice and all, but maaaan it took a long time, and if we’ll allow “Time-Poor” to be a phrase outside of the self-help and lazy journalism fields in which it originated then I am a chronological pauper. I’m actually thinking of filing for temporal bankruptcy.* So rather than spending time that I don’t have, I made with the GIMP-ing.**

I laid out my own jewellery on a table to make the branches, took a picture of said jewellery, then super-imposed some awesome, wistful-looking magpies I found on an image search. And so I have my next tattoo design. It’s getting done on one of my arms at this place on October 17th. Feel free to come and point and laugh if you’re in the area.

I’m pretty pleased with it, although one day I have hopes of expanding it to include some of these guys:


Because headless dive-bombing magpie is the bad-assed-est.  Undeniably.

* That’s where all the people I haven’t managed to make time for have to forgive me even though I haven’t found the time to say sorry.  In legal terms it’s slightly less silly than a super-injunction in the social media age – BOOM! Satire. BACK

** It’s like photoshopping but it’s free. I assume it’s called GIMP because it’s constricting and you have to be more than a bit of a masochist to persevere with it. BACK


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