My Amazing Head Tattoo

Feb 12, 2013 by

I have always wanted to get a tattoo on my head, and now I have one!

People always like to ask me WHY?! in a confused-sounding way… I’m guessing they are confused because I don’t look like the sort of person you’d expect to have a head tattoo. In any case my answer to “why” is that I have no significant or profound reason, I just really like the look of them and I think (especially for a woman) it’s a pretty challenging thing to undertake. And it looks killer hot.

 

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I’m guessing they are confused because I don’t look like the sort of person you’d expect to have a head tattoo…99

 

Truthfully I never really thought too seriously about it because I used to work in retail and they don’t much go in for that sort of thing. Sad. Fortunately though the happy ending came when I became a tattoo artist and pretty much scored a one-way ticket to doing WHATEVER THE HELL I WANT with my body/appearance/stuff.

February 2013 it finally happened, with the help of my awesome hairdresser Alex (Make a Statement Hair Design) who shaved my poor skull in a super trendy way, and the talented Jimi May (Jimi May Tattoo & Art) who did an insanely incredible job of tattooing my design on me. Jimi works at Dee Why Tattoo with me. I’m so glad I did it, even though it really. Freaking. Hurt. It was the most hideous pain of my life, but it was worth it, and I love it.

What does the design mean?

Ah, now this I can answer! The bird is based on the bird I have as my logo, you can find it here on my website and also my business card. I love that bird, it makes me feel good every time I see it. I had to modify it a bit to make it sit nicely on the side of my head, and I also wanted something just a bit unique. The pattern is just a standard henna-esque design which I am obsessed with. The star is the most meaningful part of the tattoo, and is from my favourite childhood movie, the Last Unicorn. I still adore that movie.

Below is a few snapshots of the tattoo throughout the process, the design, and the final result, all photographed by my patient and awesome boyfriend.

Joy, Division!


WARNING: photographs showing actual blood and skin penetration from tattooing are shown below. If this sort of thing disturbs you, please click here now.

Joy, Division!

Clean shaven

Jimi placing the stencil

Squishing the head

Starting the tattoo

Akshun Shawt

Outline finito

Cleaner outline

Shading. Ouch.

Looking perdy

Almost there thank god

Bleedy

Even more bleedy

All done!

Healed

Lovely

Design