Remember this post? Yeah, I finally got it done! Not in the shoulder, where I figured on getting it in the first place. My tattooist at Black and Blue Tattoo advised me that it would look a little lost and lonely on my shoulder and recommended somewhere where it would stand out. I picked my left forearm (the symbolism for evil and wrongdoing appealed to me). Eventually I would like to write something – “Shassi: 1993-2010″ (Assuming she makes it to the New Year) or “The Misanthropic Shiba” above and below “Shassi: 1993-2010″. Something like that. But for now, I’m very happy with Shassi’s paw print and looking forward to having more art done in the future.
I have always wanted a tattoo, but have suffered from the Will-I-still-like-this-50-years-from-now syndrome. However, Shassi’s brush with should-we-put-her-down has made me think that I wouldn’t mind something to remember one of the most significant dogs of my life with.
So, one day I took a non-toxic stamp pad and hied me over to the house, where I carefully pressed Shassi’s right paw several times on pieces of notepad paper. I then scanned the images and plugged them into Photoshop where, with my awesome digital imaging skillz, I smoothed, filled in and compensated for until I came up with the image you see on the left.
I got curious about Shiba inu tattoos, but I couldn’t find any pictures of people who have had them done or even designs for them! However, when I have recovered from my current impecuniousness, I will be happy to publish pictures of my homage to Shassi. I’ve already determined that it is going to be in an appropriate-to-bare-in-public area, but not which appropriate place it should be in. Shoulder? Arm?