Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer] Getting the tattoos updated

Yesterday I went to get my cancer scoreboard tattoos refreshed, accompanied by [info]mlerules, who took photos. This is a follow up on last year's ink session, adding a new one of each icon series to commemorate my 2012 chemo and surgery experiences. (See here [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] for the original discussion of the tattoo process, along with photos.)

I am still debating whether to get the tattoo on the back of my skull. I don't have any philosophical objection to what I've been considering, I'm just trying to decide how big a pain wimp I am. You'd think after all the surgeries, I'd be accustomed to this.

Anyway, some photos…

The Sea Tramp Tattoo shop its own self.

Me filling out the "I'm not drunk" release form.

Tattoo artist Eric Quale gearing up.

Me getting the ink.

The new ink, specifically the rightmost biohazard and zodiacal cancer icons.

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Photos © 2012 Emily Siskin, reproduced with permission.

Tags: art, cancer, health, personal, photos

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened