7.21.2010

Sam's first tattoo

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Yesterday my uncle Mav welcomed Sam into the family by giving him his first tattoo. Isn't it fantastic?

Sam handled it like a pro, and couldn't have had a better artist. My uncle Mav is one of the coolest people I know, and his work simply the best. He's a rare kind of man who wears slacks and button up shirts on a daily basis. I've only seen him wear blue jeans a few times in my life, and that was of course only to do yard work or paint the house, and they were always cuffed.
So it was a lot of fun to spend time with him in his shop, Deluxe Tattoo. Seriously, if you are in the Portland area and looking to get a top rate tattoo, thats the place to go. Say hi to my uncle Mav for me.

29 comments:

godo said...

swoon @ your uncle mav!

BakeliteBebe said...

Go Scotland!!!

I've been wanting to get some tattoos...and I definitely want a top rate artist. :)

Betty2Tone said...

That's a great tattoo, and it's even better that a family member could do it

Ellie Rigby said...

Is it wrong that I have a crush on your uncle Mav for his weet tattoo skills?

RenJac said...

oh that came out cool :)
Uncle is handsome :)

cb said...

yay for sam's tattoo..watch they are addicting! i have been really thinking about getting a tattoo on my arms but something small...my recent one just healed and am thinking of getting another for a christmas present...here is my latest :) http://thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com/2010/07/so-fresh.html

do you have any?

xo,
cb

Fab Gabs Vintage said...

Fabulous! Lines and color in one day for a first tattoo! You've got a pretty staunch husband there, lady!

Tilly said...

Wow! What a great person to have in the family! A very talented (and stylish) man.

Charlotte said...

Very fine work indeed - beautiful shading.

With a tattooist in the family I've been wondering if you would get one yourself, wondering what it would be - something with a rockabilly twist, surely...

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

Elsa said...

i really like sam's tattoo, the colors are awesome and the draw too !!

Justice Pirate said...

looks great! It is great when people put a lot of thought into a tattoo and wait a while before getting one. It is awesome that his first tattoo was big too rather than small. Mine is big as well (my only one).

whichgoose said...

What a brave man! Filling in the color is the worst, eh Sam?

KristiMcMurry said...

Your uncle is so handsome! That's a great tattoo...the red is lovely

Coedith said...

Yeah, he's pretty hot!

Courtney said...

Wow. Mav did a really nice job. I'd like to get some tattoos, but I'm always worried that I'll get someone who does a shoddy fill job. Nothing drives me crazier than an unintended splotchy fill.

Nice choice, Sam. How long did that take?

Arielle said...

That is a really great tattoo! Did he really do it all in one session?

Solanah said...

Courtney, it took a little over two hours.

Arielle, yep!

Amanda said...

Cool looking tat! I don't have the guts to get one. I'm too afraid of how it will look when I'm older :)

esme and the lane way said...

Ah, cool! I love his slick hair, too :) I wish my Mr would get a tattoo...

Maria Confer said...

Sam's tattoo looks so awesome! Your uncle Mav did an amazing job!! I really love that your uncle dresses properly everyday!

Lulu Letty

Sunny Buick said...

Nice to see a photo of Terry Tweed. I haven't seen him for almost 10 years.

iamronel.com said...

i want either to have at least small tattoo

Lily said...

oh i just discovered your blog and it's wonderful! I adore every single picture!! nice colours, round corners - what's better than that? :)
xoxo,
lily

http://lilycupcake.blogspot.com/

Lily said...

Nice tattoo!! the coloring is wonderful!

~~Lily

Iva said...

looks fantastic! What a fun person to have in the family!! :)

ash said...

wonderful tattoo :)
it kind a remind me of gryffindor lion.

Anonymous said...

That tattoo is very similar to Finlands coat of arms: http://kuvat2.iltasanomat.fi/iltasanomat/iDoc/2017431-400_vaakuna.jpg

Jenny P. Vixen said...

that's a really nice tattoo...this makes me want my next one so much sooner!

Courtney said...

Two hours?? That is just fabulous.