So that’s how it came about! On our way from Barry’s place to visit my daughter, Stasia, Gene and Michael in Goldsboro, NC, for the rest of the weekend, we detoured to Kung Fu Tattoo in Durham!!!
Oh, no!!! This can’t be my grandson, Jason!!! Where is that handsome face??
He took us inside, showed us around, and introduced us to a fellow worker. A nice clean shaven guy – I was almost ready to trade my grandson for him!!
I had told Jason on the phone that I thought I would like a butterfly tattoo. And, I love emeralds, so I’d like it to be emerald green, if possible. He showed me the neat design he had created and discussed the process of making and transferring the stencil, how they sterilize the needles, etc. Noticing a sign on the wall, Ken said, “You could have your “titties” pierced while you are here, Faye!” “Yes,” I replied, “and they can do my bellybutton at the same time since they hang so low!” The two young men laughed hysterically.
Here I am, ready for my procedure. Before he started, Jason surprised me when he said, “I’m so excited! And, I’m nervous.” I said, “I’m excited, too; but don’t you be nervous!!”
Beginning the tattoo. I asked Jason if they had marijuana for medicinal purposes. He gave me a stick of gum!!
The butterfly outline.
Now, we’re getting down to business! Ken asked if it hurt. Well, it’s not unbearable, but it’s not the most pleasant thing I have ever experienced, and I was really chewing that gum!!
The finished product – a beautiful, exotic emerald green butterfly. And because Jason designed it, it is very, very special to me!!
Thank you, Jason, for a great experience!! Love you!!
And, thank you, Ken, for letting me do such a wild and crazy thing!!