First Tattoos!


Work kind of got in the way yesterday, so I ended up not running & not even getting my pushups done.  Ah well, I’m making up for it today!  Already got 100 pushups done today, if I feel up to it, will squeeze in a few more as the day wears on.

Ran 5 miles this morning, and surprisingly enough, I got them done in the best time so far this year, maintaining under 12mm for most of the run.   Woo Hoo!!  My 5 mile run is actually one of my favorite paths, even though it is one of the most challenging.  I run down a major road, which goes down a steep hill, levels out, then up & over a bridge to the beach.  I run out to this local, odd little bar with a homemade kind of car in front, then back to a little park/boardwalk where the BEST water fountain in the entire county is located.  I’m telling you, the water there is ice cold & just perfect!  :D  The return trip is the killer because I have to go back up that monstrous hill.  Back when I had the Garmin (before it got Dane damaged), I knew the elevation, but I forget what it is now.  Let’s just say I’m not up to running the entire way yet.  LOL  Anyway, I ended the 5 miles with a pace of 11:58mm.  I was *very* pleased.  :)

Happy Birthday!

The oldest manlet turned 16 today.  It’s one of those days when you feel so proud, yet still sniffly sad ‘cuz your baby is growing up so damn fast.  :)


Yeah, I’ve been bad on the knitting front…  haven’t gotten much done.  Worked a bit more on the Candle Flame Shawl, but that’s about it.  I’ve been a bit preoccupied with my other project…


I originally was supposed to go with my IRL BFF to get my first tattoo a couple weeks ago.  Since I was struck with bronchitis, I had to cancel since I just couldn’t sit still long enough without coughing my guts out.  SO…  today was the big day!

I had thought to get a charm bracelet, of sorts, but made of ivy.  Then have charms put on, hanging with ivy tendrils…  but it just wasn’t quite coming together for me.  Weeks ago, I’d had a different plan…  and I luckily had those ideas printed out & in my purse.  That’s what I ended up with instead of the charm idea – main problem being that I didn’t want anything too big & the charms would have lost  way too much detail for me to really be happy.  So I now have one on either shoulder, one for each of the young manlets…   I can’t wait to get rid of my braces – I always seem to look so doofy in pictures now that I have them on.  Trust me, it’s worse when I smile & show teeth.  LOL!


My IRL BFF has a knack for snapping shots with my eyes closed! LOL Note the artist in the background? He did an AWESOME job! :)

Up close shot!

Up close shot!

Yup - eyes closed AGAIN!  LOL

Yup - eyes closed AGAIN! LOL

and the up close shot!

and the up close shot!

The artist was amazingly patient, put a lot of work into my ivy charm bracelet idea…  and in the end, had very simple tattoos to put on – and I had already had them printed up for him, so he didn’t have a ton of work involved.  When I get my other ideas firmed up & drawn up, I will definitely be back to see him!

Today’s Ravelry Search

In honor of the day, here are some of the results from today’s search!

The classic Mom tattoo!

The classic "Mom" tattoo!

I should make these with Knit and Purl!

I should make these with "Knit" and "Purl"!

Cute shrug!

Cute shrug!


What a cute sweater! :D

Tattooed Tommy

Tattooed Tommy

And, just to celebrate the other main event for today:

Have a piece of cake!

Have a piece of cake!

Happy Saturday, all!

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Runner. Knitter. Geek. Vegetarian. Dog Lover.
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2 Responses to First Tattoos!

  1. peony67 says:

    WOW, finally! Congrats! Welcome to the tattoed club! LOL.
    And they are colored! How did it feel?? Are they still hurting?
    But where is the yin and yang sign???


    • H3Dakota says:

      :D They didn’t hurt anything like I feared they would. And actually, the palm still hurts more than the tattoos do. LOL The yin yang will happen later ~ I’ve yet to find just the right one for me. :)


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