Self-Portrait with Squid
About a month after I started the process, and a couple weeks since Jason at Cyclops did the shading (less painful getting, more painful healing), my first tattoo is done. I’m still startled when I see him in the mirror first thing in the morning, but I think we’re gonna be friends.
Additions to my ever-growing list of answers to the “Why a squid?” questions:
- Because the chicken was too expensive.
- Because I’m a multi-tentacled creature of the deep.
- Because squid are smarter than dolphins.
In other squid-related news, I saw a nature documentary the other day that featured a little squid with a brown bottle on the ocean floor. He carried it around in his tentacles wherever he went. And when he was tired, he crawled inside. It was a tiny cephalopod mobile home.
There’s a metaphor in there somewhere that I really like.