out with the old…..

yello all.

just wanted to pop in and say that today i did something i wanted to do for a long time, and just never did~ i got my existing tattoo of a peacock feather re-worked. (sorry mom, sorry dad).

i’ve been working lots and i thought this time last year i got my skeleton key tattoo as my “1st anniversary in toronto” gift to me~ so this is my “2nd year anniversary gift to me.”

jen from speakeasy in toronto did my skeleton key last year, so i managed to find her again to fix me up. she did a badass amazing job, and~ while i love what i saw, i think it’s going to look sick as hell once i’m all healed up. the old one was just a nit too harsh, and often people didn’t know it was a feather, and thought it was some kind of leaf. (i know, weird no?) so, i decided i need colour and something a bit softer.

so, here is a before and after for ya’ll to ponder:

 

this is the oldie, circa 2008 (i think….?)

 

and in with the new:

 

 

she’s a bit red, but you get the point. i’ll be sure to post another once the healing is complete. and, if any of you are in the t.o, i recommend speakeasy all the way.

 

happy monday for everyone! i also hope if you are in ontario that you aren’t melting in the 35 degree heat we have been hit with the last few days.

i think this means we will need to cool off with ice cream from film buff later.

hollah!

 

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paper pretties.

remember being a little kid and playing with paper dolls? i do, and i just loved them.  i didn’t have very many, (of course i loved my barbie and remained loyal) but they were so beautiful. you could change all of their outfits, pick the best one for the occasion that day……and no laundry.

oops, my adult mind just crept in for a minute there.

anyways, as i was reminiscing about those pretty little betties i stumbled upon some badass betties from present day. talk about love!

check out these amazing dolls from jubly-umph, and may i just add that this amazing line of tattoo, pin up and  rockabilly-inspired artwork made me want to buy it all! all of it! look at every single piece, tasha the creator has to offer.     (do it)

i also found these amazing other sassy ladies, magnetic tattooed womans in watercolor over at etsy~  made by elizabeth ocean. LOVES IT!

ooh, and i also spotted this alice in wonderland brooch set from jubly-umph that floats my boat just right:

that’s it for now, little pretties. go buy some tatted up paper dolls and have a stellar night, hmmmkay?! tomorrow is friday!

(p.s this never means jack doo doo to me, as i am in full tilt wedding season, but if you are not, then enjoy!)