Nov 19, 2006

"SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGAN"

I haven't mentioned my tattoo aspirations in a while, and was just having a lovely conversation with a tattoo designer, so I wanted to revisit the topic...

When I was little, I had this blue plastic typewriter and I'd sit there and type little crappy newspapers. Well, now, a few months post-publish, I'm ready to tattoo it, between my shoulder blades. I have work already on my right lower shoulder, so I want this piece centered, with courier, vintagey letters in different sizes sort of spewing out of the top and top edges. Then, the random letters sort of work their way to my existing tattoos, tying everything together nicely.

This tattoo is such a big deal to me that I want to be a stickler until I see just the right way I'm going to want it. I can imagine it, but I draw about as well as a first-grader, so, I'm going to need a hand with this one. This is an important project.

So... design-inclined readers? Any thoughts? Anyone want to take a crack at this?

3 comments:

Paul (from RedEyes) said...

Amy, New Orleans has been like a second home for me. My number one suggestion is to go to Cafe DuMond in Jackson Square. They sell beignets and coffee and milk and thats all. If you're feeling giddy you can blow the powdered sugar off the beignet onto your friend(s). If it is a weekend go to the open market up the street. I suggest you enjoy the French Quarter early in the morning so you can window shop and not be exposed to drunk tourists. Definitely take the streetcar out to Audobon Park/Zoo. For live music there is Preservation Hall in the Quarter, but Tipitina's is the place that rocks the hardest.

AL said...

hmmm.... i will see what i can do for you... email me a pic of your other tattoo so i can see what i will be working with. and if you have a pic of the actual typewriter you want, that would be great too...

Wings said...

If it is not too personal, what do you already have on your lower right shoulder?

I remember you mentioning it somewhere as a work in progress (maybe on your virtual book tour), but don't ever remember you describing it.