Around seven months ago I decided to add some more art.
I had been thinking about starting a sleeve for over a year. I searched online portfolios of local tattoo artists and knew it was time to start when I found Cash Scott, who now co-owns Chapter One Tattoo.
Ending last month, twenty hours of needle buzzing later, I have a completed sleeve that I love every aspect of. I think Cash did a great job of combining the previous work on my forearm into the new scene. Woven into the tattoo are many little images that make it special to me.
So yes, when I'm old and wrinkled, it won't look quite as beautiful as it does now. But I'm pretty sure none of my friend's arms are going to look that awesome either at that point, so I'm not too worried :)
Photos by the lovely Rose Barnes