Saturday, May 26, 2007

Faith to Last a Lifetime - Part 1

(This is the 1st part of 3 sessions for my tattoo - I'm not really sure though. =P)

I finally did it. After a few months of thinking and reflecting if I should do it or not, now it became a reality. Not to mention after a few instances of doubt by my friends, aheeem! you know who you are, that I won't do it.

My faith will be the only constant thing in my life. No matter what happens, I know what I believe in. To honor St. Jude Thaddeus - Patron of Desperate Cases, Jesus Christ and Mother Mary, I came up with this design. Tattoos may fade but my faith? It will never, never, never ever.

Check them out... More to come in the next few days...

Plain and simple back...

The last moment of being ink-free...

Letting the stencil dry-up first...

With the Master, Butch Bautista, doing what he does best...

I'm not making pa-cute, It really hurts...

Butch needs to always check the original art to make sure everything's alright...

Hey, that's a true smile coming from me... Yeah right Mac...

Butch - changing the needle on his tattoo gun...

1st image done...

2nd image done...

3rd image done... A lot, lot, lot, lot more to go...

1st Tattoo Session - Done.

Thanks so much Slinks... 'til the next session...

Bonus shot of the day... Hehehe, feeling winners.

To see more pics of the 1st tattoo session, visit http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j31/denmark21/My%20Tattoo/

Special thanks to Loren aka Slinky for being such a wonderful friend, who saw me through this whole thing. Sat by my side for the whole 4 hours, entertained me when I'm in pain, bought me some food and drinks - though I wasn't able to eat at first, took the pictures and rubbed my hands to comfort me when I needed it most. Wow... ang drama! Hahaha! Madami pa tayong next sessions. =)

And of course to my best bud, Christian. Read all the tattoo mags in the shop, bought the dinner with Yoji, gave me all the support and drove our van even if it's his first time to drive an A/T vehicle. Thanks so much man! I'm gonna wait for your turn to have one.

And who can forget about the best artist in this world? To one of the best people you could ever meet in this lifetime, Butch Bautista. Thanks for making this tattoo extra special and for being so accomodating all this time.

To check out some of Butch's works, visit http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa94/butchbautista

For his Wikipedia entry, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butch_Bautista

Butch Bautista
Fine Line Tattoo and Body Piercing
#25 Ortigas Ave. Ext. Taytay, Rizal
09174976117

See you in my next tattoo sessions... There's a whole lot more to do!

9 comments:

vanillarama* said...

i am...speechless!

i'm so proud of you, dude! and knowing even a little of how much this means to you makes this whole tattoo experience all the more mind blowing.

i'll be there on the last session...promise!

Anonymous said...

Dude, I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

I'm glad I was there the first time the needle laid its sharp tip on your back. And I'll be there, too, the last time it does :)

So, if things go as planned, 2 more sessions to go? Butch texted me, cancelled daw yung Cotabato. Scheduled ka na this Saturday. Hehe.

And thanks for making me sundo & hatid and not letting me get wet under the rain (baka kasi dumami ako noh?). Next time ulit? Hehe.

Pakisabi na din kay Christian thank you. Honored naman ako na ako ang dahilan ng pagdrive niya ng matic ng malayuan! At sa susunod mong session, dadalhan ko siya ng magazine kasi mukhang nabasa na niya lahat nung andun eh.

Your tat looks awesome :)

- Loren

Denmark said...

Yeah, I couldn't ask for more for this tattoo. Yesterday, when I was in pain, I thought of quitting and just make the tattoo sessions for eternity, 1 line at a time.

But then with your help, Slinky being there and Yel "in spirit", plus the moment when the first picture was taken and I saw how good it was going, I was so relieved and even wanted to finish it already! :D

I just can't help but to look at my tattoo on the mirror every now and then. And, I'm not wearing a shirt when I'm inside our house. They like what they're seeing.

And oh by the way, I told Butch to take his time in Cotabato. Hahaha.

Anonymous said...

Now you know how we were after we got ours! Nagkaka-stiff neck na sa kakatingin sa likod! Hahaha.

- Loren

Anonymous said...

wow...even the devil needs a little faith huh!...namputcha kase..onti na lang papayag na..hehehe...asteeg dude...teka sino sino bang mga yan?..joke lang...


-AlvinPerez

Denmark said...

Oo, a devil like you needs a little faith! Nyahahaha!

Ano?! Hindi mo kilala yung mga yan? Di ba sacristan ka nung bata ka? =P

Sumama ka na kasi next time and then get inked! Isang LQ lang yan, tapos ok na. =)

Anonymous said...

Hoy Alvin! Umayos ayos ka't magpalagay ka na! Wag nang maarte!

- Loren

Anonymous said...

Hoy ddolores, asteeg ka!

ansakit nyan pare ...

Denmark said...

ddlores? ano 'to? PC Login? Hehehe. Anak ng kalabaw, anonymous talaga eh noh? Hindi man lang naglagay ng pangalan. =P