I've been dying for a tattoo for about as long as I can remember, I grew up watching my parents get them, so I always knew I would want something very special. I've had so many ideas rattling around in my head I didn't think I would ever decide on one, even with this Bettie Page I will probably want another one of her.
Bettie is my idol, from the very first time I saw her I knew I wanted to be just like her. I think it's very fitting that the woman whose inspired so many of my dreams sits on my arm, keeping my neck sore because I can't stop staring at her. She was such an intelligent woman, not only beautiful but raw intelligence and that's what draws me to her. She was different, she didn't follow all of the other trends, she made her own clothes, wore her hair the way she liked it and had no problem putting on a little leather for a photo shoot.
My great friend Brittnie just got a tattoo at Dagger Art earlier this week and I loved hers, so I texted her asking if they did walkins, she asked what I wanted and about 30 minutes later she told me I had an appointment at 6 o'clock! I was so excited, I couldn't even hold it together. I got there at about six on the nose, practically shaking because I was so excited, I was finally getting a tattoo! My parents came with because they were both also incredibly excited.
Eric Sager is the artist who did my tattoo! I had gone in a few hours before my appointment to check out the studio and to flip through his books, as soon as I saw the amazing portraits he's done I knew that my Bettie was going to be amazing. He took his time and did a wonderful job, making sure I liked every part of her. He was so precise with the colors of the painting I chose, it's unbelievable how beautiful she is. Her eyes are gorgeous.
My arm is a bit sore today, and it's pretty warm too but I'm not in any pain, I'm so relieved I handled it like a champ! I can't wait to go back and get more from these guys. This is an amazing shop and all of the artists are unbelievably talented. Who knows what I'll get next!? If you're thinking about getting something and you're in the Salt Lake Area be sure to check them out. I will put links to the Facebook and Instagram pages below!