Friday, 30 August 2013

035 - Vivid Orchid


(Wearing: Tree of Life velvet bustier, Supre skirt, Vintage sequin elephant bag, shawl & boots, Caitlan's belt, Assorted jewellery)

It was an amazing 25°C today, and I definitely had myself convinced that it was Summer - not the second last day of Winter! This outfit is one that I'm kind of iffy about, the skirt always rides up to just under my butt and the shawl never sits just right, if you know what I mean? But I quite like it nonetheless. So today, I wanted to talk about my newest addition to my very small tattoo family. My Hand of Fatima (otherwise known as hamsa/Hand of Miriam/Hand of Mary). I waited a few weeks till I posted it on here because I was letting it heal and just in case something went wrong with it. 
I had wanted this particular tattoo for close to eighteen months. I was initially inspired by a pendant I had received off my parents for a birthday a few years ago. Then when I began my Christmas casual job at Inspired Tribe - a jewellery and homewares store which specialises in ethnic/tribal pieces from India, Nepal, Morocco, etc. - I was surrounded by amazing Hand of Fatima designs, which made me fall even more in love with its meaning and appearance. I got it done at Hunter & Fox Tattoo by Lauren Winzer. I stumbled upon her work through seeing a friend post one of her tattoos on Tumblr. While I appreciated her style of tattoos (cartoon/cutesy/crystals) it wasn't quite me, that was until I ended up finding another variation of a Hand of Fatima that she did! A week later I made a consultation booking, then three weeks later I was laying on her pretty pink bench ready to be tattoo'd up! It was a custom design, which she drew up a few days before my appointment. I sent her through plenty of photos, mostly henna and mehndi designs. And her interpretation was perfect. The tattoo experience was like all tattoo experiences I suppose? It was done in an hour, and took only two weeks to fully heal. The pain was okay, but I only have one other tattoo to go by, and everybody's pain tolerance varies. Lauren is incredibly talented, kind and gentle, and if you are ever in Sydney definitely contact her and book in!
At this stage I think I have kicked my tattoo cravings, but I'm sure they'll arise in another six or so months and I've already got a pretty good idea on what I will be getting. Do you guys have any tattoos? Any terrible tales? Any designs you're currently fancying? Drop me a comment and let me know!

28 comments:

  1. love love love the tattoo! super cute outfit too! xxx

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  2. Love EVERYTHING! I want a tat so bad, but I can't get one until I turn 18 :( I'm counting down the days though. yours is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I was a bit naughty and got my first one about 4 months before I turned 18, but it is well worth the wait because then you can be absolutely sure about what you want :)

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  3. Love it, tattoo looks perfect :) x

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  4. You are such a sassy queen and I wanna stare at your tattoo forever

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  5. the tattoo looks incredible! something about tattoos is so damn tempting.. it's just like creating an outfit or making a painting. art and creativity are a hell of a beautiful thing. the moment i turn 18, i will get so many tattoos that my parents will slaughter me! (that was really gruesome). perfect outfit and colors! the colors, taylor!

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    1. thank you larissa! it's like a whole new accessory that makes every outfit look 10x better! (my dad almost slaughtered me when i got my first one ahahah!) <3 <3 <3

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  6. wow, I love love loev this outfit! your tattoo is ah-mazing! x

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  7. the belt really makes this outfit so unusual!
    and ---> love the tattoo
    fashioncult
    xo

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  8. You absolute beauty. This purpley-pink velvet is amaazing.. and I've recently had itchings to get a tattoo but can't quite pinpoint what I want. Something yinyangy-moony-hamsa-y.. maybe. This is pretty special though.
    X

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah!! Definitely keep me posted if you get a tatt - I love hearing about peoples experiences :) xxxx

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  9. that is one awesome outfit, especialy love your bag xx

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  10. your tattoo is GORGEOUS! x

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  11. That tattoo (and outfit of course) is amazing! The detail is incredible! YOu're making me want another one so badly now! It's like an addiction isn't it? haha! xx

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    1. Thank you so much!! It's definitely an addiction! I've always told myself "no more than one a year taylor" but yep that's not happening, there is so much inspiration on the internet that I just become overwhelmed hahah!

      xxxxx

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  12. I love your style and that tattoo is gorgeous, similar to what I was thinking of getting for my first tattoo!!

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    xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Leah! Definitely keep me posted if you get a tattoo, I'm sure anything you choose will be amazing xxx

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  13. THAT TATOOO perfection! really and i am in love with that top! x

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