Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Tattoo

I haven't gotten tattooed in probably a year and a half. Not because I don't want to anymore, but because we moved to San Diego, didn't know any tattooers and have been pretty broke for the past year. So, it was really rad when Molly introduced me to Jasmine at Buju Tattoo. The tattoo shop is the most inviting and comfortable shop I've been in. I love Staring Without Caring, our favorite tattoo shop in Tucson, and this place reminded me a bit of it. I wish I took more photos of the entire shop, but you can go check it out.
Like I said, it's been a good while since I've been tattooed, and it wasn't as bad as I remember. I don't mind getting tattooed, yeah it hurts, of course, but I have a pretty high pain tolerance I guess. I've wanted to get my lower fingers tattooed forever, but I just didn't know what I wanted, and as soon as I got my heart set on "dog mom" I couldn't stop thinking about it. I'm super happy with how it came out and would go see Jasmine again in a heart beat.
Doug got tattooed too, and his looks pretty neat. It says "Don't raise crows. They'll peck your eyes out."
So that's what we did on a little break today. We are nearing the end of this crazy week, and I can't wait for Saturday, because it's Doug's birthday!!

Have you gotten tattooed lately? If so what? And what are you doing to stay sane during this crazy week?



  1. Looks great lady! Chris and I are itching to get tattooed soon, I have so many plans but so little monies!!

  2. I think the last tattoo I got was of an alien illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

    This week is super busy, my boyfriend is holding me together with his cooking and running me baths and throat sweets :p

  3. I love it! The font your picked is great.
    I want to get a tattoo inspired by my puppy but I lack the funds to do so.

  4. yes! i love seeing people's tattoos! yours is so very fitting. beca, that first pic of the shop with the dog portrait and all that pretty bokeh is GORGEOUS! it looks like it belongs in a magazine or book!

  5. Rad! It really is perfect for you. I need to buck up and get another one.

  6. Ohhh I'm so glad you got a chance to go!!! Jasmine is my homegurl ;) She's gonna start my chest piece next month!

  7. It looks great and shop looks so interesting :) I've been itching for another one so so bad (it's been over a year). I'm decided I'm going to save up money for one as a graduation present to myself. I have a couple of things I want in my head but haven't found anyone yet to really get a feel for which one I want to get. There are so many of the bigger pieces I want I'm not sure if I should pick between them or just go for the smaller one.

    xo Amber P.

  8. I am dying to get a tattoo in memory of my dog, Ringo, that passed away earlier this year. I'm thinking of getting it on my wrist but I'm still looking for someone to do it for me :-( as you know, it's hard finding a good artist that you can trust. Tat looks great, by the way ;)


  9. A lot of people I know are getting their sub-knuckles tattooed this week, weird! I love 'dog mom', it's so sweet. Another one of my favorite bloggers has 'cat lady' on her knuckles which I also love.

  10. Kaylah's knuckles are really cute. I love my new letters, and the placing and everything. I'm beyond happy.

  11. I wish so badly that I could get my fingers tattooed! A lot of people wouldn't want their nurse to have finger tattoos, though...

    I love that it's only on three fingers instead of four!

    This weekend I'm finishing up a crazy half sleeve! ( The most recent picture of it is in the post: http://iffyinklings.blogspot.com/2011/08/things-that-ive-been-up-to-lately-when.html )

    After 15 hours, I'm stoked to have it be done!

  12. dog mom is awesome & I love the font, pretty & clear. perfection!

  13. that is so cute! i love hand tattoos!
    i haven't been tattooed in over a year! here is what i got last time: http://raesock.blogspot.com/2010/07/tribute-to-rose.html
    i had about 4 hours of work on my foot and it was so terrible! and it took so long to heal! i usually get something for my birthday but we were really broke this year. once i save up i'm going to get fluffy from harry potter (three headed dog) added to my mythical creatures sleeve. then i want to get a sandworm (from beetleguise), but in the style of one of those awesome traditional japanese snakes! i love tattoos!

  14. favorite tattoo shop ever, hands down.