I met with an old friend on Tuesday night to discuss a new tattoo idea, and in case you were wondering, that's what the botanical drawings are for. I'm starting my left sleeve, finally, and I'm so excited about it I could scream! I showed him some ideas I had based on drawings from the mid 1500s and late 1700s. I like the idea of antiquated imagery translated onto my skin. Conveniently enough, he pulled this book down from the shelf that had every flower I was looking for, drawn in the exact way I was trying to describe. Awesome luck, eh? Anyway, he's working some designs out now and I'm eagerly awaiting a call back so we can get this ball rolling! It's been far too long, and if you have tattoos, you know how addictive this can be. It's about time I got back into that chair.