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Ink Mandy Fleetwood

I have a print for sale, did I say? No? Well here it is and you can buy one here. It’s a lyric from Joni Mitchell’s song Blue, that just begged to be depicted in a typographical tattoo style. Plus I love an excuse to play around with type and customise letters…

I’ve been obsessing about tattoos ever since attending the Scottish Tattoo Convention in April 2012. Actually it’s also probably due to following lots of cool tattooed folks on instagram teamed with my other growing obsession; roller derby (more on that later) which has a fair few fabulously inked ladies, who look incredible. Also I have a couple of tattoo shockers about my person from when I was an impressionable 18 year old which I always hide. I have been planning a cover up for both of these for quite a while now and I really need to bite the bullet and just go for it. In a way, it’s quite liberating having two horrible tattoos, as it’s carte blanche to go for something big and bold (cover ups generally have to be at least three or four times the size of the old tattoo, I’m told) which I would maybe be nervous about. And lets face it, if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it and have something that’s visible at five feet.

So if anyone has any good tattoo inspiration sites, cover up stories/advice or a can recommend an awesome tattooist in the Edinburgh area, drop me an email or leave a comment – thanks! x

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