1. The person who owns Faithful and True Tattoo, Everett, has no idea I'm doing this blog post. But I was curious about how he chose the name for his business and he seemed happy to share that information, and didn't mind that I kept snapping pictures.
2. I know some of you who know me will be saying, "What were you thinking????" The fact is, I have been thinking about this for well over ten years. So it was definitely not some spur-of-the moment, impulsive decision.
I have a tattoo. Nothing too earth-shattering about that, other than perhaps my, ahem, age. What may be more surprising is that I received my information on what to expect and recommendations about who to choose from our church worship team leader and my
First of all, I could have moved into his tattoo studio. Seriously. I might have mentioned it to him a time or two. It was nothing at all what I expected. It was very rustic-industrial. Concrete countertops (which Everett did himself, I found out later), exposed ducts in the ceiling, wood, steel, etc. It would make a great sewing studio.
He shellacked these old lockers. It was a very cool finish.
First I ordered a temporary tattoo from Etsy because I wanted to live with something not so permanent while I made up my mind for sure. I loved the font and the size.
The only adjustment was that I wanted the "t" to be crossed with a sewing needle and end of the "e" to kind of thread through the eye of the needle. I had doodled several different options but nothing ever looked like what I envisioned. However, Everett was able to come up with something simple and effective in a matter of minutes.