Evolution of a tattoo

June 1, 2011

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A year and a half ago, I drew this marker tattoo of a rabbit on my wrist. As the day wore on and then it was still there, albeit somewhat faded, after my shower the next morning, I slowly decided that I didn’t mind it. It faded from my thoughts until six weeks ago when once again, the rabbit appeared on my wrist. And I really liked having it there. (Blog post / TT mission // Blog post / TT mission)

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It was then that my friend Lauren (the same one who had us thinking about cover songs the other night) gave me the old peer pressure one-two. 

She lives in Philadelphia, but whenever she’d come to Minneapolis to visit our friend Rob (the one who moved to California, remember?), the two of them would always pay a visit to Saint Sabrina’s Parlor of Purgatory to get something pierced.

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Lauren is coming to town later this month for a family thing on her husband’s side. She has made a case for me to take over for Rob in accompanying her to Saint Sabrina’s (looks like they’ve dropped the Parlor of Purgatory from their name). She has a new tattoo that she’d like to get, and I am just about sure that I will get the rabbit. I submitted a request for an estimate and if the price is less than the arbitrary cut-off point I’ve set, I’LL DO IT!

As I was looking back through my Tweak Today submissions, I saw how often this rabbit has made an appearance, and in what varied mediums. Its appearance has also evolved somewhat, from the kind of  pensive fellow in the original marker tattoo to the rather more coiled fellow in the second marker tattoo and the recent chalk drawing.

Here, then, is a gallery of  … The Rabbit.

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Drawn in condiments. Hershey’s chocolate syrup and Readi-Whip, to be exact. (Blog post / TT mission)

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Cut paper picture, recreating a way I used to make art as a kid. (Blog post / TT mission)

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Connect the dots. (Blog post / TT mission)

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Blaze orange duct tape 3D sculpture. (Blog post / TT mission)

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Hopping mad. (Blog post / TT mission)

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A woodcut I made, art for the sake of art. (Blog post / Blog post 2 / TT mission)

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Carved on a zucchini. (Blog post / TT mission)

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In a picture to hang on your refrigerator. (Blog post / TT mission)

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Chalk drawing on the bike path. (Blog post / TT mission)

 

[Update: The tattoo price estimate did come in within range and I did get it. Read all about it in this later post.]

 

One Response to “Evolution of a tattoo”

  1. Tori Says:

    Hmm… I left a comment here yesterday, and now it isn’t here.Anyhow, I hope the pricing comes in under the magic number. I totally think of this shape as "your" rabbit.


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