Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tattoo-Boy


Well, he finally did it! Geoff has been talking about getting a tattoo for over a year now that would commemorate the whole adoption experience. He researched Chinese symbols and learned that the dragon is a symbol for family protection, power, and wealth. He wanted to include Lexi's name written in Chinese also. Well, about 3 weeks ago we went to a place in Savannah called Skin Arte and told them what were were thinking about. We liked the Yin-Yang symbol as well. The artist did a great job incorporating the two symbols. He also added Lexi's name in the sketch but we decided to wait on that part until we actually have Lexi in our arms. (Didn't want to jinx it!) This is Geoff's first tattoo. Those who know him are shocked that he wanted one. It doesn't shock me though. I like that he has a reason for wanting it and to me shows how deeply he feels about our impending adoption of Lexi. He did get it on his shoulder so that he can cover it up at work. After all, some people don't agree with tattoos and he is in a client based career. He did exactly like I knew he would and got the tattoo without out some much of a wince... just laid there like he was about to go to sleep. When the man finished it, he told Geoff that he had "competition skin" and that he would take him to a competition in a heart beat. I guess the fact that he is not a sun worshiper helps. I told him he should have told the guy, just let me know when you need a canvas... tattoo for free! He plans to add "wind bars" around the dragon at some point to give the dragon more definition but for now, we're happy with these results.

6 comments:

Sophia's Mama said...

Way to go Geoff! It looks great. Riz has been talking about getting a tattoo for the same reason. I think he has watched one to many episodes of Miami Ink LOL....

Wanda and Geoff said...

Geoff too... he watches Inked and loves it. When we were in Las Vegas last year, we went to Hart and Huntington to see about this tattoo, but their prices were too Hollywood! I like that he got it designed specifically for our situation too! Hey, next time you guys are in Savannah???

baci326 said...

Wanda & Geoff-
I absolutely LOVE the tattoo and the entire message behind getting it. It is beauitful! Hats off to you Geoff!

Love ya'll,

Wendy, Kate & Claire

adele and dan said...

very cool! He'll have to sport it next time he's in Savannah:)

Donna & Joe said...

I was never one for tattoos, but after watching a season of Miami Ink I can really appreciate the talent involved in creating a really great tattoo.

This one looks REALLY nice. I love how the artist incorporated the two symbols together to kind of look like the ying/yang is part of the dragons body...very cool!

Donna :)

Karen said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Geoff really doesn't strike me as being a tattoo kind of guy, but this really shows his personality! I think his "ink" is beautiful and I'm so proud of him for following his dream!

I've been thinking about getting a tattoo for a long time. My youngest sister has one on her lower back. I'm thinking about a ladybug and sunflower, what do you think?!?!?!?!

Karen (fellow GOLF'er)