Turning tribal

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Mary Margaret Wayne displays her newest tattoo, which runs from her wrist to her forearm. The tattoo only took 15 minutes for Wayne to receive, and will likely last a total of 7-8 hours, depending on what time she woke up this morning to shower.

This may be the first time, and most likely last, that I wished my girlfriend’s tribal art was real.

After we had both studied for the entire day we took a half an hour break last night and I asked Mary Margaret if I could give her a tattoo. She actually told me yes this time, so I whipped out my pen (not tattoo gun, sorry to those of you who just figured out Mary Margaret doesn’t have a 10″ tattoo on her wrist). After about 15 minutes of sketching on her skin, I was pretty proud of my concocted design. “Let’s take a picture,” I said.

Marge probably didn’t realize I meant portrait. I posed her by her computer, turned off her light and pulled the lamp by the computer over. Once being satisfied with my light, I shot a little over 30 frames. Firing two or three in a row to ensure focus with my slow shutter, I would recompose her and the light every so often. All of this taking an additional five minutes.

I didn’t know how satisfied with the portrait I was until I loaded them onto my computer this morning. It kind of sucks that it’s not real. It throws the caption off.

So, Mary Margaret, what do you say you and I take a quick trip to Africa and see where the quickest place to get a tattoo might be?

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3 Responses to “Turning tribal”

  1. Danny Luttrell Says:

    Question: Do you now have a “lap dog” too?

  2. The tribal people were happy to get the rain (my shower).
    I danced with them until they disappeared.
    The rain stick worked.

  3. Nice tat, Marge.

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