Sunday, June 27, 2010

We write our memories in ink, our bodies are the canvas...

Ok, this is a very special post for me. I mentioned awhile ago about my new job working at a tattoo shop.So I thought i'd introduce you to my new friends :) Before I begin this post I want to explain my background in body modification so that you can understand the importance of this job to me.

When I was 18 yeasr old I wandered unknowingly into a tattoo shop in memphis, tennessee with my friend to get our belly buttons pierced.The piercer was mean and no one was particularly friendly. Fast forward a year, I was 19 years old and I started working in retail and met Nicole. The funniest,prettiest,kindest lady, you'll ever meet, Nicole owned her own tattoo shop and was the head piercer at the shop. After a few months I decided to get my first piercing from Nicole (my industrial) MANY piercings followed. In the time I was working with Nicole we became very good friends and Nicole began teaching me things here and there about the world of body modification.After awhile Nicole stopped working at the retail store and I still managed to go to her tattoo shop almost every day . Nicole takes pride in doing things PROPERLY, she is a member of the APP and she is an amazing piercer and now tattoo artist.

A month a or so ago Nicole sent me a text message asking me if I wanted to work at a tattoo shop (this wasn't the first time she wanted me to come work for her) But this time I truly felt I was ready to learn more about this amazing world which I have been fascinated with since I was 18. I jumped at the chance to work at the new shop Nicole is working at...

Flatline tattoo is located in Corinth Mississippi (and yes I drive all the way from Tennessee to work's a very special place)
The owner Of Flatline Tattoo is Jonathan Burdine. Jonathan ("JBurd) is an AMAZING artist (he tattooed the anchors on my feet) JBurd can pull of any style of tattooing with pure perfection.He is a very kind hearted person and I feel HONORED to be able to work at his shop.

JBurd is simply hilarious and he is always cracking me up with his "voices" and his love of sugar cookies teehee! Working at Flatline and being in and out of Nicole's old shop I have learned so much. I know the HIGH standard of which Tattoo shops need to be kept. Getting a tattoo or piercing is a life changing experience and every person deserves to have these modificationss done in a clean peaceful environment. I feel that Flatline is just that place. I have never come in and felt out of place, or un welcomed. Now that I am working there, it is my goal to make all customers feel the same way!
Ok now let me introduce you to everyone:
here's one more cool pic of JBurd getting some work done on my friend Eric.JBud was doing a cover up on Erics neck it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!

And here's Nicole (and Scott ) he doesn't work at the shop,but works at the computer shop next door,but he's a cool guy and is in and out of the shop throughout the day :)

And lastly there's Shana, she works up front and all around with me and is also learning more about tattooing from JBurd.

That's the little flatline family i've been able to work with these past few weeks:) Now heres some cool pics I took around the shop:)

Neat stuff in the front of the shop :)

Tools of the trade, all ready to be cleaned up.

Tattoo flash (I am determined to find a new home for this though lol)

Up close and personal needle to skin creating art, that lasts forever...

and a few more...

JBurd and Nicole's sketches..

their finished work..
JBurds cover up he did for Eric (sooo pretty!!)

One of Nicole's birds she did (cute!!)

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you want top see some more work by JBurd and Nicole check out the website....

What I wore....

Ok I'm going to do two posts today(I would include my outfits in the other post to combine the two but its a very special entry so I'll separate the two)
Ok the first outfit, I think I wore Wednesday?

And one more...

Wednesdays outfit details:
Shorts: target
Footless tights: macys
necklace:hot topic
gladiator sandals:target

And now Fridays outfit (I LOVE this one!!)

Back of dress details:

The cutest sandals ive gotten this summer!!!!

Fridays outfit details:
Dress: target
leggings: F21
sandals: rainbow
necklace: sanrio store
Bow: idk

okie dokie thats what I've been wearing!!! Hope you like :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quick post (what I wore monday)

My root canal went fine! Thanks so much for all my well wishes on here and twitter:) I'll bee back working at the tattoo shop tomorrow hopefully.I will take today easy as my mouth hurts a bit (but nothing some aspirin and a homemade chocolate milkshake can't cure right?!)
My quick little post is my outfit from yesterday (cause going to the dentist calls for a cute outfit too right?!) ;)

Glasses details...(see my poor swollen mouth ugh so happy the dentist fixed me up lol)

Necklace detail (cute huh? i made it!!) :)

Shoes close up...

and another full shot

Outfit details:
footless tights-macys
heart glasses-hot topic
antique sewing machine necklace-handmade by me for Little A.Korn Designs
purse-converse for target
shoes-satin cherry blossom converse
Ok time to go make a chocolate milkshake and watch more Daria DVDs (yes Kevin did get them for me awwwwwe) tata til next time!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Little Miss Sweet Tooth Strikes Again!!!

So, my while life I've only had one cavity!!! But last week my tooth began KILLING me and I made an emergency trip to the dentist.There ,I learned the bad news, I was going to have to have a root canal!!!!! Apparently I had a cavity in my top left tooth for quite awhile and now the poor little sweet tooth is un-savable!

(how cute is "little miss sweet tooth"? I drew her this morning just for the "occasion" at hand.)
While I was surely in shock that I was going to have to get a root canal, I must admit, I wasn't surprised! I have definitely devoured my fair share of gummy bears,sharks,worms, dinos, octopi, etc in my life and even though I'm i n my 20s my love of gummy bears is still strong.And eating them before bed,then passing out without brushing ones teeth is NOT advisable!!!
I'm very scared about this procedure (I may have my fair share of piercings and tattoos, but the thought of a dentist drilling and what not on my poor little teeth scares me to no end!)
The only good thing I can think of all this, is endless milkshakes,smoothies,and noodle soup.(and my mouth won't be swollen like a prize fighter anymore) And HOPEFULLY Kevin is sweet enough to buy me Daria on DVD to watch while Im in bed with horrid pain :(

So if I'm M.I.A on my little blog here for a few days, just have happy thoughts of me in bed with a chocolate milkshake giggling in bed while watching dear Daria,Jane,and Trent do funny 90s type stuff:)

Now for the "happier""sweeter?" stuff
My outfit from Saturday (well one of them I ended up changing into another outfit for work (a cute thrifted polka dot mini skirt) (but alas I didnt take pictures:(

Saturdays clothes:

(*dont we looove the crappy iphone bathroom mirror pic?!? sorry I was in a hurry)
shoes and close up of the dress pattern

dress:(this is actually a swim suit cover up but paired with a tank it makes a cute dress) Target
necklace-sanrio store
purse-converse for target
sandals- hot tomato


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hello Good Saturday To You! (happy photo dump)

I hope this lovely Saturday morning finds you all well!! I don;t have too much to update so I'll leave you with a few pictures from this week!
Say hello to my little friend!!!! I drew this little fella the other night! Isn't he sweet?

I've been drawing a lot more lately. Lots of cute little critters and tattoo flash.
I have also encountered some super cute fabrics lately.

EEEEP! baby babushka fabric! I got this fabric a few weeks ago I have no idea what to do with it yet but I think it's pretty :)

This isn't actually fabric, instead it's a sewing box I saw while I was running errands for the tattoo shop yesterday.
I've been thinking about getting a craft inspired tattoo for awhile and this caught my eye.We'll see what happens with that!
The last two pictures are of my outfits the past two days.
Fridays outfit.

necklace:hot topic
Footless tights: target

Wednesdays outfit:(sorry for the crapy iphone mirror pic)

Top=wal mart!!!!
skirt=wal mart!!!!!
necklace=hot topic
okie dokie! I hope this brief post finds you well! Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

kickin' it!

All this week Zoe has had soccer camp.

This is the first sport she's had any involvement in and she seems to have lots of fun. Soccer camp isnt't very intense at all(I seriously think they take more water breaks than anything else) Zoe requested a few months back to do soccer. I never played any sports as a child or in high school(I was a total band dork and LOVED it!) I also considered myself a bit too prissy for sports....standing in the sun for band camp was ENOUGH! So, when I was pregnant with Zoe, I loudly declared to Kevin that our child was NEVER going to play sports! YUCK!!! I was not (am not) the typical soccer mom but that's ok I really don't have any desire to talk to or be like those khaki short wearing ladies anyhow. I proudly wore my gold very wang sandals and olive green capri pant thingies with a nice white skull and roses on the side :)

Zoe does really well with the whole kicking (dribbiling? thing) (see told ya totally not a sports gal:( and of COURSE I made sure her outfits have been on point!(gotta look cute right?!)

One thing I do agree that sports is helping teach Zoe, is to not give up on stuff,keep going to you get it etc.She gets out there has fun,learns and does really well I think!

Poor little Amelie is too little to go to socer camo but she still likes going and watching Zoe play (and get water out of the community water cooler)

Tomorrow is hte last day of soccer camp, and while I admit being a soccer mom isn't something I rank high on my list of things to do,if Zoe want s to pursue it further Ill be right there cheering her on, on the sidelines, fierce sandals,and skully "mom capris" all neatly in place!;)


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"she was walking downtown!"

Saturday and Sunday I went walking around downtown taking pictures of all the neat buildings and such.

Its SO neat to see all the old buildings and how different they look than the
"slapped together cookie cutter" buildings of today. I took pictures of the local greyhound bus staion. (oh the stories I know must happen here)!) People coming going, almost to where they want, need, or have to be. If the walls of this bus station could talk!

I also found this very interesting building (The New Southern Hotel) How cool is this?!

I also stumbled upon this cool building.It's currently a law office, Im not sure what exactly it was used for when it was built though?

I've bee n in this antique store many years ago,but I think I need to pay it a visit really soon,as I could see tons of treasures when I peaked through the windows.

This picture is obviously just a vacant lot, but Ive seen it so many times while driving and thought it looked so visually interesting that I just had to take its pictures too.

Kevin saw this sign before he took some pictures of me and told me to snap a shot of the "fall out shelter" sign....we couldn't figure out where exactly the fallout shelter was...since the sign was just on an empty wall?!

And lastly, Kevin took some pictures of me, in front of this wall I have been admiring and wanting to photograph for the longest. The pictures don't get the top of the building where there are cool windows all boarded up and such. But I still think they look neat!

There was so much more I wanted to photograph and maybe I will soon! It's amazing what stuff you can kind on a walk around downtown!

(outfit details:dress-target
footless tights-macys
gladiator sandals-target
owl necklace-hot topic
hair flower - handmade by me for little a.korn designs
sunglass- hot topic