Tattoo You … or Me and My Daughter — Brian’s Blog [VIDEO]
While I was on vacation, I added a third tattoo to my collection of body art. It was a unique experience, because my 18-year-old daughter got one at the same time.
People tell me that I don’t look like the type who would get a tattoo, but in fact I now have three. I have the Seattle Mariners’ baseball compass rose logo on my right calf, the heart-and-triangle symbol of adoption on my left shoulder, and I added this one last week.
I am a huge Beatles fan and saw this silhouette design of the “Abbey Road” album cover on a calendar. I thought it would make a great tattoo and I mulled it over for nearly two years before I got it done. I thought the artist, Tim Stillwaugh, did a fantastic job.
My 18-year-old daughter, Autumn, had been talking about getting a tattoo ever since her birthday in October, but hadn’t decided on where to get it done. She called Cyclops Tattoo in Yakima and was invited to stop by the shop to talk about what she wanted. The two of us had been out running an errand, so I was with her when she visited Cyclops Tattoo. As we talked about our designs, the artist said that he had time to do them right away. This is usually unheard of, as most artists are booked sometimes months in advance.
My daughter wanted a very simple tattoo and here is the result.
Just a simple day and date. November 8, 2011. Just a date, but one that holds a huge significance.
That was the day that my wife Sandy and I adopted Autumn.
It’s really touching that our beautiful daughter chose that date put on her body as a permanent reminder of the day that changed her life forever, as well as ours. I think that it’s very tastefully done, and fits her personality very well.
I do have to admit that it was a bit strange to see my “little girl” get inked, watching her grimace as the needle did it’s work. At the same time, it was a special experience to get tattoos at the same time.
Dave Ettl and I talked about it on recently on the KIT Morning News.
Will I get another one? Only time will tell!