My youngest son Jake (little Man’s Daddy) has been bugging me for over a year to get a tattoo with him…so we scheduled our mother & son tattoo appointment at Neenah Electric Tattoo with Jake Davel, on St. Patty’s Day.
We knew we wanted a Dragonfly and we tossed ideas around, for a little while back and forth. We settled on this one. Jake had his drawing/rendition of this tattoo all drawn up when we showed up, we just needed to figure out how big we wanted it.
Now before you FREAK out we did not get it in the same spot, no full back tattoo for this MiMi. I got mine on my foot and Jake got his on his knee. We have a history with some dragonflies on our excursions, so this is our symbol. I love the water colored style tattoos that are so popular now.
I may have taken a few pics and videos. So enjoy if you have never been tattooed or if this is not your thing, you can feel free to delete now. Tattoos are not for everyone.
MOTHER & SON TATTOOS: DRAGONFLIES
Jake went first and is shown here after it was finished with his protective film over the top that we have to leave on for 72 hours…
Jake placed a transfer drawing on my foot to see if that is where I liked it. Nope, I had him move it, see the first one? Do you also see how I made him place it with my shoe on so it would not be half covered when I wear my flats…
Now here it is with the outline finished. It is a little bigger than I have anticipated but Jake said if I went smaller I would loose the detail. I love the detail in this tattoo and that is why I picked it, so I am happy.
Jake was amazing, talking to me asking me things to distract me from the pain, but I am pretty tolerant so I was just fine. The tattoo studio was very eclectic and very clean. He spent lots of the time cleaning and prepping, the artwork in the studio was amazing, lots to look at, retro furniture and just very comfortable.
Now the color being added…Two days later and here is what it looks like. Yes, it is supposed to look like a mess, it is healing and when that layer of film comes off it will be beautiful in about a week!
When they are all healed up Jake & I will have our picture taken together. It took about 2 hours and it was $200, for the both of them. I can’t wait til that film comes off, it is really nice though. I can shower , wear a sock and I don’t even know it is there.
Hope you enjoyed getting TATTOO’D with Jake & I!