last april (on my 22nd birthday) i got tattooed by the awesome kit hall at deluxe tattoo, chicago. the next day i came back and took some editorial style portraits of her for a college project.
i sent her my final images as well as a pdf of thumbnails from the rest of the shoot, and was happy to hear she was going to use them on her website. i noticed she ended up choosing one of the thumbnails, so i've sent her an edited version at a better resolution - the one on the site is still an unedited copy from the contact sheet.
and the final result! the bear is from august 2009 by juha mustonen at custom x, lahti, finland. there is a photo of this tattoo up on her web portfolio as well, taken fresh when it was finished, so i feel special. :) some day there will be even more animals and foresty things on my back!