"My wife, Biz, is pregnant and we're about to have a little Katy Belle (that's the baby). I went to Virginia Elwood of NY Adorned with the general idea of the mama, papa and baby bird, with the banner reading "The Little Family," which is what me and Biz were calling it when we would be sleeping in the morning and both our cats were on the bed with us as well. Virginia just sorta took the idea and ran with it. Even though I'm a designer by trade, I like to let artists do their own thing because, really, what do I know about designing a tattoo?
When it came time for the appointment and I saw the design, it was love. Much bigger than I expected, but it looked so fluid and alive -- the way she wrapped the birds around my shoulder and arm, it just looked like it was meant to be there.
It took three sessions, about 6.5 hours total. Virginia was really great to work with, so friendly and easy to spend all that time with. Also she had very nice, interesting friends drop in to visit, so there was nothing about it that wasn't a pleasure. From a distiller friend of hers, I learned that a 100 lb. sack of vodka-quality potatoes costs 3 cents. 3 cents! I mean, come on. Anyway, it was just a great experience, and it's making me look forward to seeing Katy Belle when she pops out of my wife in about another month or so."