No, she dit-ent.
Yes, she did!
Patsy decided to get a tattoo. Her friend Kristin set up the appointment. We met Kristin at Classic Tattoo, and her daughter Bek arrived shortly after. Will (a.k.a. Willie Kirby) is a tattoo artist at Classic Tattoo but he’s involved in a number of other ventures. He has quite a ubiquitous presence around Richmond. After talking with Will for only a few minutes, there’s no mistaking that he’s a renascence man. He was recently featured in Richmond Magazine. Will and his partner Shawn Lemieux created Salon 604 in Richmond which features four of Virginia’s premiere stylists. It’s located in the Museum District of Richmond at 406 N. Belmont Ave. He also owns a silk screening business, hitmute.com, and he was a commercial fisherman for a while, and still retains his Virginia commercial fishing license.
Then down to the business at hand. After all, we were there to get Patsy’s first tattoo. I think we were going to do this when Patsy turned 60, but the time got away from us. She had already decided on a small pair of flip-flops on her foot. Will drew them and showed them to Patsy. She approved and the rest goes down in the annals of history. ~
Cavalier in the face of agony!
“Ha, ha! I laugh in the face of searing pain!! I’ve endured childbirth. What’s a little ink!?!“Bek and Kristin were there for moral support (you can tell by Bek’s expression that she’s taking things very seriously – what would Mom do without her?). I was there to document the event and remind her to keep her foot perfectly still no matter how much it hurt!
This is not what you want to see when you wake up in a secluded location. Something really creepy about those gloves. Shudder!!
Then the process began in earnest.
And a big, old, official looking bandage to protect the area on her way home.
Patsy does a VICTORY lap around the studio!!!
Then we prepare to leave as Will’s next customer arrives.I’m pretty sure I heard him requesting Elmer Fudd on his left flank.I’m sure he was pleased with the results. Will is a great guy and excellent at what he does. If you’re interested in a tattoo, you’ll find him here at Classic Tattoo! Read more about Will “HERE.”
That’s All Folks!