A couple of years ago, a very good friend of mine, Hopey, introduced me to a book by Brian Froud, “Good Faeries/Bad Faeries.” Inside the book was hundreds of beautifully illustrated pictures of fairies and I completely fell in love with them. Up until that day, my only image of a fairy was Tinker Bell or the Tooth Fairy, and neither inspired me to do much, but when I saw these drawing, my entire outlook changed. I think his interpretation of what a fairy is and what it looks like is simply gorgeous.
I decided to get them put on my body as tattoos after a long conversation about them with my husband (tattoo enthusiast, extraordinaire) and then another one with my tattoo artist friend, Tattoo Mark (Sorry, no website to link to, but he totally rocks. This is the best I could find. I wouldn’t let anyone else on the planet tattoo me, ever.)
I have four tattoos on my back, they are part of mural I was working on getting done until I got pregnant. Of course, all tattooing has ceased for the moment, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to get them finished one day.
Here are the Brian Froud drawings of each of my fairy tattoos:
This was written as part of a blog blast from Sunshine Tattoo Party.