TATTOO ADVENTURES IN THE WEST VILLAGE
Oh damn, I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 months since I last posted. Let’s skip the excuses (busy at work, lack of inspiration, too damn cold for nice outfits, etc) and get straight to some cool adventures I had during my disappearance.
I did a little researching and exploring to find the Mr. Robot graffiti in the West Village. Love the subtle promo for this show around the city. I’m looking forward to having Rami Malek back on my TV screen.
Leather Jacket – Zara
Muscle Tee – UrbanOutfitters
Long Cardigan – H&M
Black Trousers – Zara
Sneakers – Converse
Moon Choker – Ebay
Backpack – Matt & Nat
Lipstick – Julep
Glasses – Warby Parker
Scarf – Urban Outfitters
Back in March, I got a howling wolf as my first tattoo. The tattoo holds the same significance as the name of this site. In fact, the tattoo is an extension of my logo image.
“All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is…There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves…Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.” – Margaret Atwood
So, this beautiful wolf? She’s my pledge to continue my wolf story.
The whole experience of getting that first tattoo was wonderful. Kevin King, a tattoo artist at Mischief Tattoo NYC, was so friendly and fun. It quickly became a lovely night of chatting with my friends and Kevin.
At the end of the night, I already wanted more. My wolf needed company.
A month later, I went back and Kevin tattooed a crescent moon on each of my ankles. The moons were more of a spontaneous birthday present to myself but they’re still very much in line with my theme of becoming a strong and independent wolf. The moon tattoos were such a great way to celebrate that tattoos may become a birthday tradition for me.
Honestly, I never thought I’d enjoy getting tattoos this much. The wolf was always something I wanted but I didn’t consider how the tattoo process would be like. I was so pleased to discover how amazing it is. I’m so in love with how these meaningful symbols now live on my body forever.
Still, getting inked wouldn’t be nearly as fun without company. The wonderful Karen Almonte (my photographer/work wife who I’ve deemed Queen Karen for her patience in putting up with me) came along on both of my sessions. Karen got a scorpion tattoo the second time. As a good work wife, I let her clutch my hard as hard as she wanted while she went through the pain of her tattoo.
Needless to say, I want more tattoos. There are a few more things I really cherish enough to have permanently on my body. I already have my next one planned and can’t wait to get it.
KEVIN KING – Blvckwork Tattoos / Instagram
KAREN ALMONTE – Photography Portfolio / YouTube/ Instagram