So, I haven't posted in a long while, but let's pretend I have so I can talk about trivial stuff instead of my awesome infant son. I still haven't posted his 3 and 4 month pictures and I still need to take the 5 month one, so that will be for another day.
First, since I wrote a quasi-mysterious Facebook post about my belated birthday gift...behold!
I got an ampersand tattoo because I love books, writing, and typography. This seemed like a good symbol for all of that instead of trying to find a quote or something along those lines that I would get sick of 10 years down the line. It took me months to choose a font, but I finally settled on Carousel, designed by Gary Gillot in 1966. I love the contrast of the thick and thin lines and those curves are just luscious. I'm a little embarrassed about how I got the idea for the tattoo. One of my idols is Sibella Court and she has an ampersand tattoo on her wrist. I know, so lame, but as soon as I saw it, my mind went, "Yes!". I've been tossing around the idea of getting another tattoo for awhile now, but couldn't decide for sure about a design. When I saw the ampersand, it was perfect. Anyway, I had it inked by Ray Wallace at Dandyland Tattoo in San Antonio. He did an awesome job and really took his time. I might need to get a couple spots re-inked, but that is due to the healing process. He said he would touch it up for free, so that was cool. I am just so happy with it. I'm glad this second tattoo is where I can see it too, because my first is on my back and I forget it is there most of the time. Whenever I get a job interview (which probably won't be until Sam goes to school), I can just cover it with long sleeves or a watch.
Tattoos are addictive though. I'm already thinking about my next one, which I think I would want to base off of the opening sequence of woodcuts in the Watership Down movie. That book and movie has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. I nearly shit my pants when I came across a first edition of the book last year for $2 at a Goodwill.
There are some other tattoo artists' work that I really admire. I would love to get something done by them, but seeing as how they are based out of state and country, I don't know how that would ever happen. C'est la vie.
Another thing I was considering was chopping my hair off in a major way. My hair has been so annoying for months now. I barely have time to wash it, much less style it, so I would love a cut where I could basically just fingercomb it into place and it would look okay. I've seen the pictures of me around the house with Sam and it ain't pretty. I'm tired of the messy ponytail route.
I had really short hair once in college and I hated it. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that I lost someone close to me later the same day I had cut it off, but it took me a long time to feel like myself again. It was a bad association. Plus, this time I plan to go to a professional instead of the hack at SuperCuts that butchered my hair. What was I thinking? Anyway, what say you, internet? Should I go for the big chop? My face is rounder now since putting on the baby weight, but I think it actually looks more feminine than when I was super skinny in high school. These were the styles I was thinking of that hopefully would complement my face instead of emphasizing the roundness.
Here are some random pictures from Fuck Yeah Girls With Short Hair.
By the way, my main Christmas gift this year is clothing due to the fact that I went up a size after Sam ruined my body. My point being, I'm aware I need to dress a little more feminine to pull off this look and I plan to do so. Still, my favorite sweater will always be an oversized gray cardigan with leather elbow patches. I can't help it.