People– it happened! Ethan got inked in a big big way…from his wrist to his shoulder to be exact. He chose the mythology of the koi fish swimming up stream as inspiration, which symbolizes perseverance. As the koi fish reaches the river’s start, it transforms into a dragon and flies away into freedom. I had never seen a tattoo being done before (never stepped inside a parlor, in fact!), and I was so in awe of Ethan’s strength, especially when the needle entered the elbow region. Just thinking of it makes me shiver! All the line work is complete, and he hopes to have another session for shading and/or color.
The tattoo artist asked me when I was coming in for mine, and I laughed! Ethan has enough tattoos for the two of us.
I’ll share the overall piece later this week.