Excuse Me, May I Please Photograph Your Ink?

Excuse me, may I please photograph your ink?

I know it’s generational, I have no ink. But I was intrigued when I saw this woman’s back.

Perhaps my asking this wedding guest if I might photograph her ink was bold, but it caught my eye. She said it would be okay.  The Disney Villains.

Did you know they’re on stamps at the USPS, too?

My friend J sometimes asks people at cocktail parties “If you HAD to get a tattoo, what design would you choose?” and some respond, “Oh my NO I would never….” but she says, “if you had to.” What meaningful symbol would you select? Second question is “Where on your body would you have it inked?”

To tattoo or not to tattoo?  There is some intricate ink out there. And there are even knitting tattoos.  Yep!  Who knew?

ink 754I don’t have the tattoo artist credit but will add when I get it.

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Stamps at the USPS

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

Tons of signage in the archives but you don’t get many letters in the mailbox today.
Found an envelope of letters that our Aunt Rhea gave to us when she moved out of her home.

Letters.

Even some I’d written when we lived in Germany. Photographs inside letters. Letters from my father and mother and sister. Thank you notes from my own children when they were small.

 

I have other letters saved, tied with ribbon. My sister wrote to me in Germany for three years.  And I wrote back. She saved my letters, too. My friend Erica transcribed all the letters and I have them typed in a desk downstairs.

20140427-003416.jpgMy Dad had a photo of their wedding in one of the letters.   A nice find.