My first tattoo, a pretty dodgy black tribal piece on my back, is not very pretty, but it was my first, and therefore, I still like it for what it means to me. The rest are all the impeccable work of Steven Wrigley, with one exception: the beautiful swallows on my feet. These were inked by Kaye from Minerva Tattoo. They're extra special to me because Kaye and I went to school together! Apart from Kaye and Steven, there's not really anyone else I'd go to for another tattoo, unless I can ever get an appointment with the super talented Xoil of Needles Side Tattoo.
I've been following Xoil for about a year and this morning loads new photos of his amazing, unique style popped up on his facebook page. I thought I'd share some of my favourites. I'll be saving a special spot for him! Hopefully he'll do a guest spot in the UK over the next couple of years. If not, his studio is not far from Geneva - a nice wee weekend break?