Location On Body: Upper back (right below my neck)
Shop Location: Some place off of Aurora in Seattle
How Long It Took: about 1 hour
I got this tattoo pretty soon before my wedding. My brother and I went to the shop together and got matching ones together. As far as the design is concerned my brother was supposed to do that but here’s the thing about artists: the good ones quite often are best at completing deadlines 3-5 days after the deadline. The problem with that, when it comes to tattoos is that the ink has already set. So with this very last minute design (at least when it comes to the color) off we went to get matching tattoos. The symbol of the triquetra has meant a number of things historically, one represents the trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I wish I could say that I had some deep meaning for getting it that involves that but that would be too far of a stretch although that is probably the closest thing that I did have to a reason…at least for this particular design. I’m pretty sure my exact words to my brother were: “I don’t care you design it.” No as far as the actual tattoo itself I feel like this is the worst one that I have. I tried photoshop and all of iphoto’s stock editing settings and try as I might I could not make this thing look good. The way the guy did the coloring looks all blotchy to me and bugs me to this day. For that reason, I have thought about re-designing the interior of the outline with a darker color so that it doesn’t look like crap. This would still maintain the original intent while hopefully looking like art at the same time….but until then:
Regret-ability Scale: 5 out of 10
ps. I almost forgot to mention that about a year ago my sister got this same
tattoo with a slightly different design. The location of upper back is the same.