Tattoo me

Yet another splendid sunnyAutumn day!!!

I like it. I like a lot.
It's been slightly surreal, getting tattoed whilst a 6 year old is bouncing around to Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry with 2 loopy dogs playing at her feet and having a deep esoteric discussion with my tattooist Sonja.

A pretty good way to start a Sunday, I must say!

Whilst not particularly painful, due to an awesome new machine Sonja had, I never-the-less required a medicinal vodka when I got home.


Frock-opshopped and customised by moi



Tights-gift from darling Sarah


Handbag-vintage, school fair

I managed over 2 1/2 hours today, the longest I've ever managed!

( I' m a wuss-Kiwi term for wimp!)
Sonja got quite a lot done, and it may only need one more session!

The colours are wonderful!

This is what I wore last night!

I'll post more about that tomorrow!



sacramento said...

Such a beautiful tatoo, ahhhhhhhhhhhh. I would never dare.
I want, want your dress.

Miss Peregrin said...

You remind me of the Mad Hatter in that first outfit, but in the best possible way! Feck, I am completely in love with your backpiece. It is gorgeous! Good work on making it through a 2 1/2 hour session, I'm pretty sure you're tougher than I am.

Miss Magpie said...

Love the tattoo, I've never quite got round to getting one, I've had the design for years but I have a low pain threshold, well that's my excuse!

*swoon* LOVE that red dress.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Wow, that is a beautiful design, really well done. It doesn't even look sore, guess the vodka did its magic!

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh my god, that tattoo is so beautiful, a real work of art. 2.5 hours is pretty good going, I'm well impressed (and we say, wuss, too).
That red dress is so bloody sexy on you but I'm blown away by the stripey tights and the net petticoat.
Love you!

Smashingbird said...

Wow your tattoo is looking utterly amazing. Lovin' your outfit too, those tights with that petticoat are tres sexay! xxx

Perdita said...

Amazing ink!! WOW love that art nouveau lady - super!! And the feathers. Very luxe. 2 1/2 hrs isn't wussy at all!!

I'm also loving those tights with those florals. WAY to mix patterns lady!

Mo said...

Your tattoo looks amazing, love a good peacock feather or two. The figure is stunning you clearly have an artist working on you. x

Misfits Vintage said...

OMG - that first outfit has gone immediately to my ALL TIME FAVOURITES folder - Inspired! Amazing! Fabulous!

Well done on two and a half hours - that's hard core!

Your red frock is incredible - I can't wait for more pics!!


Sarah xxx

Ronnie Rabbit said...

Its a wonderful tattoo, I cant wait to see it finished. I happily sat through all of mine knowing that the final results would last a life time

Kandi said...

Your tattoo is coming on beautifully! I love those tights, every time I see them I think of Beetlegeuse :0).
The petticoats look terrific too, shame you can't wear that on the outside to show it off!
Kandi x

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Wowza - the crinoline and the red dress, the body art - I cannot take in the ravishingness which with you have assailed us, your willing subjects! xxx

Bombshellicious said...

Love the tatto and love the red dress it looks absolutely gorgeous. Good blog by the way xx

jkubenka said...

Gawd that tattoo is seriously beautiful! Love the blue petticoat with the stripy tights. I am a bit of a wuss dresser, but you and Psycho Sue and several other bloggers are certainly giving me the inspiration and courage to dress the way I want to dress!

Mrs Munster said...

The tattoo is looking so fab. You again amaze me with you bold tight selection. Those black & white ones kick some serious ass with that outfit. Fabulousssss!

Louise said...

Wow, that is some tattoo. It's coming along beautifully though. I bet you are pleased. Xx

pastcaring said...

Got a bit of a Cyndi Lauper thing going on with the first outfit, I feel. Love the tattoo - mine is teeny-weeny, you are so much tougher than me!

And my, what a red-hot hot hottie in the red frock - looking forward to seeing/hearing more.

Shewearscrazywell said...

Ohhh darlin'...I loooove your tattoo work! So what if you only last two keep going back and working on it...that makes you tough! :) I love pretty! Hearts, janna lynn

Miss Rosette Brune said...

I wish I was so brave, I want a tattoo ....

Vintage Coconut said...

Your tattoo is SO GORGEOUS!! I love it!
I am so much of a wuss I do not think I will EVER get a tattoo. I feel faint at just the thought of a needle! When I was in elementary school and we had to get a shot I passed out after mine. bwhahahahaha

You alway have such beautiful outfits Helga!

Rose&Bird said...

I seriously LOVE that outfit! I'm not usually a fan of tattoos, but yours is beautiful - truly artistic x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Love the tattoo design GORGEOUS!

Rae said...

Wow, that is one awesome tattoo, love it, especially the feather, I've always had a penchant for peacock feathers... you've given me tattoo ideas now - I have a cr@ppy one I need to get covered

VainGlorySinner said...

I bloody love your style Helga! Whenever I see those tights of yours I get a quiver up my spine.. fantastic!

I want that petticoat!

I love that the shoes, petticoat, cardigan, beads and hair flower match! What a glorious outfit!

What a gorgeous Alphonse Mucha tattoo!!!! It looks stunning! I'm loving the peacock feathers. Can't wait to see it all finished! I'm having mine done in 6 days time.. I'm crapping myself! xxx

Rosy said...

Wow! You are very brave, I'm scared to death just thinking about it.

seƱora Allnut said...

yeah, it's a wonderful tatoo, beautiful design and wonderfully well done!, love Mucha!
And you're lovely with your dress and the striped tights (fabulous!), and the blue glass in your hand!
Also love that red outfit, so elegant!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I'm totally gobsmacked by your blue outfit - ping! Right between the eyes! That's certainly a keeper - I'm dying with envy at the tights and blue shoes!!! And holy hell you could light a match with that red dress you hot woman!! xoxoxo

Kitty said...

Anyone who can sit through 2 and a half hours of tattooing is no wuss!! It looks very finely detailed, lovely. And that red dress is a STUNNER, I'm horribly jealous!!

Trees said...

Two hours! You are so brave:D

I love the crinkoline and the fact it matches your shoes - eek!

Missy Vintage said...

wow, that's some serious art going on there! I'm desperate for another but the combo of pain and being short of cash is getting in the way of my tattoo aspirations! x

La Dama said...

That flowery frock is scrumptious like you, tatt looks like a goddess version of you amor.