Sunday, November 30, 2008

Last Ink for 2008

Well here are the photo's from the last of my Tattooing for this year. Almost there. I have one patch of un-inked skin (under arm  - going to be fun!). It has been a long time and lot's of work to complete the Sleeve, My artist is Colin Wiley from Tattoo Zoo, here in Victoria. He really does some fantastic and detailed work. He does not want to rush through and end up with an inferior quality work. I am very pleased with all that has been done and think I have the "Final" tattoo picked, but will need to mod it somewhat. Oh by the way, "Final" is meant only to decribe the completion of the Sleeve, not likely to be my final tattoo ever...  ;-)


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lest we forget

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.