Friday, September 2, 2011

Water Tattoo

I've been considering another tattoo. This summer everyone around me got their first or an addition, and though I have been keeping an eye out, I haven't found anything that's really spoken to me.

Considerable consideration needs to go into art that is to be permanently pointilled into one's dermis.

Then I saw the water tattoos by the artist Amanda Wachob. According to her website, the tattoos, known as "bloodlines", are done with distilled water instead of ink, thus rendering them impermanent. How cool is that?

 It would be a great idea for stars in the entertainment business to have their wedding rings inscribed on their fingers in this fashion. By the time the markings fade, the marriage is over anyway. No harm, no foul, no costly, painful, laser surgery removal.

As much as I admire the one done on the palm, I don't think I have a high enough pain threshold to get a tatt on that particular area.


  1. I wonder if there is someone here that does it. I want to get another tattoo so bad but I'm waiting until next summer. I already have it all planned out

  2. Um, I'm sorry, but these make me think of my stretch marks. Inventive idea, though, and a cool alternative to the more permanent inking. Does it hurt?

  3. 'By the time the markings fade, the marriage is over anyway.' That is a great line.

  4. Hmmm...I'm with you on the heavy consideration before permanently putting something on your skin. I would be constantly saying, "What if I hate this when I'm eighty?" But on the other hand, isn't the irreversibility something of the appeal of a tattoo?