Friday, June 11, 2010

A tornado and the Tin Man's heart

I dedicate this post to Krystal Ralph, her mom Kathleen Ralph, and to Kimo, may you rest peacefully and watch over the ones who love you.

Yesterday I went to Knuckle Down Tattoos in Clearwater, FL to get tattooed by my amazing friend Krystal! It was such a great day all around. Theres two parts to this post tho, Ill get to the other half. First tho! My new tatties! Haha, it was Krystal's bad ass idea to add a tornado to my ruby slippers and I have to say, great idea, because I have the cutest little tornado now!!! She even put in the house Dorthy was falling in!

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Then I wanted to also get the Tin Man's heart. All he wanted to do was love and feel love, and I love hearts so it means a lot to me. Im in a very happy place in life and so ready for hearts to be flying!
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Now to the other half of this post. Recently Krystal's brother Kimo passed away, and its been a rough while for her. I was so happy to finally get to see her. While I was getting tattooed her mom came in! What an honor it was to meet Mrs. Ralph and what an amazing lady. She ended up getting tattooed, she got a spoonbill because it reminds her and Krystal of Kimo, they always see them. It was so special. Mrs. Ralph had some of his ashes put into the ink, and Ive heard of that, but never saw anyone do it before, I was very honored to be apart of that.
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Mrs. Ralph was a trouper, she started to cry before she got tattooed, but she did such a good job sitting for her ink.
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After she was done, Mrs. Ralph then tattooed Krystal, she got a dot on her hand, for Kimo, by her mom.
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I really cant tell you all enough how much of an amazing experience this was. Tattooing is something that I hold very close to my heart and it does help people get through things. I hope that Krystal and her mom can smile every time they see their tattoos. I was so thankful to be there.

I love you all and to Krystal and you mom, thank you. Xo! HAPPY FRIDAY TOO!!!

3 comments:

Usedandabusedvintage said...

What an amazing story. Thanks for sharing it with us! xx

Froso said...

tattooing must be considered an art! I love all those designs! i got my first one 2 weeks ago and I love it! kisses!

harajukuloveee said...

woe thats a really touching story! i never heard about the ashes thing but i thinks its a really cool idea to keep a part of the person with u ;)
love your new tatoos, those little red shoes are soo cute !
xx,zaia