Yesterday was round 5 of the tattoo on my back. This time we got into my ribcage a lot more. Yikes was that ever painful. I have one more session on this one in a few weeks and then it will be done. I’ll be glad.

I do have two more I want to get, though: a garter on the left leg that’s a mixture of lace and convolvulus blooms, with a vine of them growing out the side and down the outside of my leg; the other is a waterfall scene where I’d like to integrate some mimosas (sensitive plant or touch-me-not), their leaves and blooms. That will go on my left forearm.

I’m thinking I’m going to get the leg one in the fall, but the one on my forearm will have to wait until after I get tenure. Just to be sure.