Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mom's Tatooed Feet

Catsparella suggested that we post a picture of mom's matching kitty tattoos on her feet, so here it is:

That picture was taken by Travis King at Body Art Emporium right after he had finished the work and cleaned up the area. We know you probably have questions, so we are going to turn the post over to our mom.

Mom: Thank you, kitties. I had the work done in June or July of 2008. I purchased the flash art stencils for the tattoos from an online site called Bullseye Tattoos. Travis made transfers of the artwork on a special paper, applied the outlines to my feet, and began the work. It took about an hour for him to ink the outlines. He gave me about a 30 minute break afterward. It took another hour or so for him to fill in the color. It did hurt, but not nearly as bad as I had expected it to hurt. The worse part of either tattoo was getting inked around both cats' ears and the top of their heads. Once the work was completed, it felt like the tops of my feet had been sunburned. I did have some minor swelling that evening, and I don't think I wore shoes for the entire weekend. It took a good four weeks for the work to heal. I really need to have the tattoos re-inked, but I keep putting it off.

I have a total of 15 tattoos, 8 of which are some type of cat or cat-related. I'll share pictures of them in the future if the cats will let me!

Clarissa: Ok, so that's our mom. She turned 50 last summer and still thinks she is 25 sometimes. Go figure.

We hope all of friends who were effect by that massive storm that crossed the mid-west and into the northeast are safe and warm!

Clarissa & Co.


  1. Fabulous tattoos! Our mom thinks it's really cool; she has 3 of her own and didn't get her first one until her late 30s. She'll look forward to seeing pics of the other 12!

  2. Sooooo cool!

    Don't feel bad...I am 55 going on 25!!

  3. My human just has one tattoo, but it is a big one on the back of her right shoulder. It's not a kitty, though - it is a dagger plunged through a rose with a snake wrapped around it. She got it in 1987 on her birthday, and although it could use re-inking, it still looks pretty good, mainly because she never lies in sun puddles, ever.

  4. Yay, thanks for posting this!! I love your matching kitties, they're so cool! I don't have any tattoos, but if I did they would definitely be cat-related :) I hope the kitties let you share your other ones at some point, too!

  5. Very pretty kitties on your footsies!!

  6. Those are pretty tats, Clarissa's mom!

  7. we luff those toes!

    Peffe and Lussie

  8. Nice tattoos, but my Mom is chicken.