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Caitlin’s Phoenix Tattoo Story

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Nude Girl with Phoenix Tattoo
Caitlin’s Phoenix Tattoo Story

This phoenix tattoo is very personal to me. The phoenix describes the struggles I have gone through in my life and trying to rise above them. It took 2 years for me to compile everything that I wanted in the tattoo. This is just the outline and I am currently getting color done. It will take quite a few months to finish since it is so large.


Scroll Down to see Caitlin’s finished Phoenix Tattoo

Update May 30, 2011:

Caitlin has one more session of color to go on her incredible phoenix tattoo. She’ll send photos of the finished tattoo soon but here’s a progress shot to give you an idea of how beautifully the color work is coming along.

Color progress of Caitlin's Phoenix Tattoo

Update October 2, 2011:

Here’s Caitlin’s finished phoenix tattoo…

Caitlin's Finished Phoenix Tattoo


Tattoo artist: Wayne Lessard
Tattoo Studio: Bodytech in Gainesville, Florida

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Les’s Wild Geese Poem Tattoo

Monday, September 1st, 2008
Marys Wild Geese Poem Tattoo

Les's Wild Geese Poem Tattoo

Yesterday, I went to the Body Art Expo at the Cow Palace, with the art in hand for a new tattoo.

The quote is taken from a poem called Wild Geese by Mary Oliver, which I first heard during a massage sometime in the mid-1990s, from a massage therapist I worked with regularly from 1993 to 2002. It spoke to me of the “I need to listen to myself” and to be present in my body.

I chose a Bernoulli spiral, because to me it represents growth, change, movement, cycles, and changing perspectives. The font is penshurst, which I like because of the curliques on the h, m, n, v and y. lj user=the_ogre helped me translate my concept into a design.

The original design, as shown here is slightly smaller.

Click for a picture of the final product, as well as more information about the tattooing process.


Tattoo Story – Tami: Dog Mowing Crotch

Thursday, May 11th, 2006
dog tat
Mowing Dog Tattoo

I’m not one to shave my legs or pubic area so I got this tat because whenever someone complains I can tell them I have my little dog working on it.

I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss and have a partial sleeve on my right arm of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. The reason I went with this dog from another one of his books.

Bottom line, someone has to do the job.


Tattoo by: Lea Smith – Lucky Lady Tattoo in Greensboro, NC
(she also did my Mama Bear and Mud Flap Girls tattoos)