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Tattoo Thursday August 3, 2012

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It was Erik’s day off this week. He had his final tattoo appointment today for his collarbone piece, pictures will be posted at the end of this post. I’m having a bout of writer’s block today, so this may end up being a bunch of pieced together ramblings. I think, honestly, I may just gush about our tattoo artist and how much we adore him.

Tyler Pritchett. Look him up. His portfolio is phenomenal, but it pales in comparison to his work in person. Tyler is 26, married, and has two kids. He’s an incredible artist and has such a gift. I have referred everyone I know to him, because I can’t even imagine going to anyone else for work. But not only is Tyler an amazing tattoo artist, he’s just such a fantastic person. Erik apparently met Tyler’s wife, Heather, today. According to him, we are destined to be good friends. Erik and Tyler could be brothers, considering their interests in music and movies and books, it’s insane. His kids are spanned about the same distance apart as ours, with his girl being the oldest. We just totally relate to him and his family. His heart is in the right place, and that is surprising down here. We just do not have enough nice things to say. I could go on and on about how we hope they move into our apartment complex in order to spend time with them as a family.

I’m going to post a few pictures of his work, and please tell me how beautiful it is. He has such talent and is so personable. He’s a committed, loving husband. He’s a devoted father. He’s one of those guys who is tatted up with a messed up childhood, but turned out to be an outstanding person. I feel honored to know him and to have a piece of his work. We can’t wait to get more.

A Taurus tattoo by Tyler

This is apparently a Circa Survive tattoo.

Not sure what this is, but I love it.

Dead girl, love it.

The final product from Erik’s piece. The left fish represents Margot, and the right fish represents Erik. This piece is a reworking of the crappy work of another “tattoo artist”, but look at how gorgeous it is now!

Seriously, if you’re ever in the neighborhood and need a tattoo, make an appointment with Tyler. You will not regret it. He is amazing. We have so much respect for him.






Sending Props… July 26, 2012

Today was a slow day. Erik worked this morning, but was off around 4 to spend the day with us. I just wanted to post and send some props to a few people.

First, I want to mention ABC Mouse. It’s “an early education academy” for toddler to kindergarten age kids. I should have taken some screen shots of some of the lessons, but I didn’t. For kids Margot’s age, it’s mostly games, puzzles, and problem solving. It allows them to personalize an avatar, build an aquarium, build a hamster cage, and collect pets and toys for their “room” after completing different tasks and collecting tickets. It’s pretty comprehensive, it covers everything from the alphabet, phonic, counting, and puzzles. It teaches kids about different kinds of animals in different environments. It teaches kids how to properly use a computer mouse! It’s amazing what Margot has already picked up. I would definitely recommend looking into it.

Secondly, I want to give huge props to Tyler Pritchett. Since I haven’t posted about it yet, Erik and I are both in the process of finishing some tattoos. Erik’s chest piece for Margot looks amazing, and I will add pictures here in a minute. My rib piece was completely designed by Tyler, and I intend to finish it tomorrow. It hurts like hell. The final product will be well worth it, though. Anyone who lives in the Tri-Cities of Tennessee and wants a tattoo, Tyler has my complete respect and recommendation. His work is phenomenal. It’s unbelievable. Seriously though, check him out. Not only is he a fabulous tattoo artist, he’s an incredible person. He’s 26, married, and father of two. He and Erik share all of the same interests. It’s obvious why we like him. I’ll let his work speak for itself.

This is my almost finished rib piece for this kids. This reads “Margot Lillian” and “Damian Jude” with their corresponding zodiac sign.

Not a great picture, but this is a reworking by Tyler. Erik had some bad work done that left some scar tissue, but this will end up being beautiful.

Last but not least, I’m going to link my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I ran across this around Christmastime this past year, and have never used another recipe since. I have the utmost respect for the writer of this blog. It’s called Good Food Cheap, and this is such a delicious cookie. So chewy. The website can be found here. Seriously…I make them all the time.