first tattoos, small tattoos.

can I just say that I absolutely love doing someone’s first tattoo. I become part of their life story in such a huge way, doing that. I love working on my big regular clients, on collectors, and on people who do tattoos. but I also LOVE people who are just dipping their toes in for the first time.
they have a lot of trust in me. they’re not only trusting me with the art, like anyone does-they’re trusting me to initiate then into this whole new mode of expression, a new way to think about themselves and their bodies.