Monday, December 3, 2012

leaps and bounds

  howdy folks! first and for most, how was everyones weekend? i am not gonna beat around the bush, mine, fantastic....here is why.....
i got my tattoo machine last week, i've named him bob and we have become very intimate very fast. he is amazing, even more so then i thought. when i got to the shop wedensday i felt like a kid at christmas, i tore that box up like it was nothing and reveled in bob's beauty. so far he is steady, reliable and all around bad ass. i am in love! 

the reason for our quick intimacy is...well, i tattooed human skin for the first time! not gonna lie, was nervous, real nervous but thankfully tom was my victim for my first tattoo. my buddy and mentor, erik was there to help guide me and cheer me on. it was awsome having him there. the first line i made was scarey, it felt so much different then the melon or pig skin, obviously, its real human skin, but in a way it was soo much easier and felt better then practicing. 
tom and i had been discussing what he wanted to get and an eye was his idea. the lower leg is a great place to start because the skin is tightier making it easier for learning. tom and i have a design for his legs in the works so the eyeball is just the begining, im soooobeyond stoked. they are not perfect but for my first time, i couldnt be happier with the result. what i learned that day far exceeded the final product.

at first i was just going to do one eye but it felt so good after the first one that i wanted to do another and tom was totally down. i cant even really describe how i felt other than, i know more then ever, this is it for me. pushing myself and getting this far has really shown me that i want this more then ever. i knew that deep down i was gonna do a good job, as unhumble as that sounds, but i didnt know that the feeling after the first one was gonna be, I WANT MORE, MORE! it felt almost natural albeit the first line was scarey as hell but after a few lines it wasnt human skin anymore, just another canvas for my artwork. writing this is even making me tear up because for the first time in my life, i feel i am finally achieving what i have always wanted for myself, to be an artist. i still have such a long way to go and more confidence to build but i know i am heading down the right path. life right now is pretty sweet and i can't thank tom enough for helping take such a tremendous leap into a pretty awesome furture!

xo,cb

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30 comments:

  1. so proud of you and inspired by you too!!!!! those eyes look awesome, my boyfriend's currently trying to figure out a calf piece!

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  2. Yay! So proud of you, cb! And Tom is awesome for all of his support.

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    1. i don't know what i would do without!~ well i guess keep tattooing pig skin till the cows came home!

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  3. Holy shit! That's amazing! Your first real tattoo on ral skin! Woop! Very excited for you!!!

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  4. you go girl! that sounds so fun, though I'd be freaked out to do that!

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  5. YES! You are on your way! Where are you tattooing again? I want to make sure I can find you when you start taking clients.

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  6. HURRAY!!! I'm so excited for you! ^.^ I love seeing people passionate about art forms. You're going to be awesome.

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    1. thanks caleisha, that means so much to me!

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  7. Hooray! I'm so happy that you did your first tattoo! And so great to have such a willing canvas.

    Also, something is in the mail for you :)

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    1. tom is ready for his next one! he can't wait. i am so lucky to have him

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  8. This is like my FAVORITE post of yours :) I'm just so happy for you!!! I love that you are so happy and confident...it's just awesome. Congratulations on a successful first tattoo!

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    1. you are the cutest kristi! thank you so much for your continued support. it means the world to me!

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  9. congrats on your first tattoos!!! so exciting! tom was so sweet to donate his body to your education like that! <3 love it!

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  10. that is so awesome! i'm so happy for you :)

    -erin

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  11. WOW! Congrats cb - that is AWESOME!!! I am so happy for you - doing what you love, learning new skills, having fantastic, supportive people around you - LIFE IS GOOD!!! Sarah xxx

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    1. thanks sarah, yup life is pretty good right now. nothing to really complain about except i need more kitty cuddles!

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  12. Hells YES girl!! These look pretty much perfect to me - you did an amazing job. You're on the path to tattoo greatness, I just know it. You're such a tattoo superstar!

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    1. thanks trees!!! your support means so much to me!

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  13. You did an AWESOME job on Tom's eyes! I am so excited for you. I know exactly what feeling you are talking about when you say that this is it for you. I know you are going to rock the tattoo world and have a great time doing it!

    I am so excited and happy for you, and I am rooting for you! Keep moving forward, because it can only get better.

    It's so amazing that you are going for what you want. So many people are so afraid to try something new, but you just went for it. I admire you for that!

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo!!!

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    1. thanks kristen! i have never been that person that lets what she wants slip away. i want it, i work as hard as i need to, to get it and this is probably the most exciting achievement for me.

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  14. Ah that is so awesome!!! Congratulations, sounds like you and bob are a good fit ;)

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  15. holla Bob!!!!! and look at you...all profesh and uber cute with all your work gear on. rad that Tom was your 1st benchmark in what i know will be an incredible career ahead. the tat looks awesome cb, you rocked it lades - 100%! xo ♥

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  16. Well Howdy Bob! I'm so happy for your sweetie. Love the look on your face in the shop photo :) Fab eyes on Tom's legs, you're awesome, he knows it and so do we! xox

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb