I apologize for not posting yesterday; I was feeling rather shiteous..... Ahhhh the joys of an autoimmune disease. This is apparently my own fault….. But I won’t bore you with that story.
I had an eventful weekend, a date on Friday, I hit Mainstrasse on Saturday with a good friend and had a work event at the Florence Freedom (http://www.florencefreedom.com/) on Sunday.
On Saturday night, Gene and I found my new favorite bar!!! The Up Over bar!
Not sure how I’ve missed going into this place on my many trips to Mainstrasse (http://www.mainstrasse.org/entertainment/). It’s a hole-in-the-wall kinda a place, a shotgun style building with just a handful of tables and bar stools and their bathroom was CLEAN! There was a duo playing, The Fat Shannons, they had a trumpet!! I knew they were my kinda musicians!!
The Fat Shannons
A patron that was gracious enough to pose for a photo.
I had spent the evening, when I wasn’t drinking may Maker’s and Coke or chattering away, looking at tattoos. I didn’t really see any I felt like asking about until I saw the bottom of this one sticking out of a t-shirt sleeve.
First let me say that I need to perfect my tattoo photo taking technique…. The photo may not show it, but this tattoo is sick…..
It was on the arm of Joe Vogerl; he was very gracious by allowing me to photograph it and told me that he was inked by Dusty Palmer at Acme Tattoo (http://acmebodyart.co/). You can find their contact information on that page, but sadly there are no portfolios, this is what I continue to bitch about…… I’m sure they have some photos on their Facebook page, but it’s better to have actual portfolios on their webpage…. However, I still admire the work that Dusty did on Joe’s arm, would love to see more of his work. Maybe I’ll check it out on Facebook; I’d just rather not have to do that. Oh well…….
We were in a bar, and it was loud, I didn’t get any of the story behind the tattoo from Joe. I did give him a card; maybe he’ll drop me a note and let me know why he chose the tattoo. We shall see…..
Today after work, I am heading to Asylum Tattoo (http://www.asylumtattoo.com/) once again to have a tattoo touched up, because of my weird healing issues and to have a butterfly added to my right collar bone. Sunday is my birthday, so it’s an early birthday present to myself! I will be under the needle of Dustin once again (http://www.facebook.com/dustin.zion).
I got this tattoo not too long ago, about 6 weeks or so. The butterfly is the Tiger Swallowtail, the state butterfly of
, and the flowers are peach blossoms. Georgia
The Tiger Swallowtail in it's natural habitat.
I got them to commemorate 2 beautiful weeks that I spent in
. Things didn’t work out the way that I had hoped they would, and I suppose that’s my own fault (which is a theme in my life, see beginning of this post). But I have no regrets, and I never want to forget it. I’d like to remember every single moment, but I know that my brain won’t do that. Eventually there will only be a few memories left, just like with other things in a life, and that will make me sad……… but life must go on!! I am about making some new memories now!! Georgia
So, come on life!! Bring me some beautiful memories!