September 9, 2004 Seven and a half hours under the needle.
It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. The first six hours didn’t hurt, the pain on the coloring wasn’t as intense as the line work was. The real challenge was in sitting backwards in a chair for all that time.
But for the last hour and a half Bill highlighted the tattoo with white, that ment coloring areas that had already been inflamed by the needle. Very painful.
I had a stack of magazines and just kept flipping the pages to have something to keep my mind off the pain and the boredom.
Bill asked me to go up to LA for the Inkslingers Ball to enter the contest for Best Black & Grey.
Sure, why not?
No picture yet. It’s still to red and raw. I should have one by Sunday.