Apr 07 2014

Tattoo Cover Up Part IV; The Tattoo

Category: ProjectsEyeliah @ 11:59 am

Here is the tattoo cover up result.

At the end of the month I am getting touch ups to add bolder color to the flower. I am just so happy that the lopsided diamond is gone.

Part IPart II and Part III.

Feb 23 2014

Tattoo Cover Up Part III; Choosing A Design

Category: ProjectsEyeliah @ 11:34 pm

First catch up with Part I and Part II.

Dots, lotus, geometric design were the keywords I had in mind for my tattoo cover up and this was the design I liked the most out of Katia’s artist book.

We worked together on a few changes and then I made a deposit to book an appointment. This will look much better than a lopsided diamond.

Dec 23 2013

Tattoo Cover Up Part II; Finding An Artist

Category: ProjectsEyeliah @ 10:55 am

See Part I here.

When I got the jewel tattoo I picked a generic design off a wall. I didn’t stop to think about the level of experience of the artist doing the work. I didn’t even looked at a portfolio or think about the long term repercussions, I was 18 so of course invincible and never going to age.

To get the jewel tattoo covered up, I want it to be with something beautiful. A design created just once. A work of art. Many of my friends have tattoos, it is the culture here. Is it the culture in your part of the world as well? There is a tattoo artist’s work that has been popping up again and again on my facebook feed. More than a few people I know have beautiful tattoos and cover ups by Katia of Rainfire Tattoo.

Katia specializes in precise lines, dot work and intricate patterns. Her tattoos are art. And of course being the symmetry fanatic that I am, I was sold. I made a design consultation appointment with her, soon I’ll let you know how it went! 

Stay tuned for Part III; Choosing A Design.

Dec 04 2013

Tattoo Cover Up Part I

Category: ProjectsEyeliah @ 9:42 am

When I was 18 years old I decided on a whim to get my first tattoo. There was a girl in my class who had the most delicate flower ankle chain and I wanted to be like her! Of course at the time I just thought it was my right of passage moment, actually that sounds better so lets stick with that…

When I was 18 I embarked on the right of passage of getting my first tattoo! I walked into the closest tattoo shop, picked a tattoo off a sheet and dropped down my $50 deposit. A week later I had a crooked diamond on my ankle; read FAIL.

*crude drawing depicting the missing 7th side in the tattoo I received.*

The shop owner told me that only the person who did the tattoo could fix the tattoo but thankfully I was able to get him to understand that the artist who mangled my leg was in NO WAY getting near me again even if he wasn’t holding a tattooing needle. The shop owner fixed the tattoo as best he could and it was always a sore spot for me that I have this slightly crooked tattoo on my leg.

So I have after many years finally decided to get it covered up. Stay tuned for Part II; Finding An Artist.

Apr 09 2013


Category: ProjectsEyeliah @ 1:35 pm

Hi All,

I have been quite busy in life lately so I thought I’d give you an update.  Firstly, I am halfway through a cleanse that I am doing with one of my book clubs. The rules are NO gluten, NO dairy, NO sugar, some fruit sugars are okay.  It was fairly easy the first five days, eating lots of protein, Vega smoothies, rice and vegetables.  Traveling for two days was a big challenge as there was so much wheat and even the pink sushi ginger soaks in sugar, soy sauce has wheat and sugar too. In Horseshoe Bay, a small ferry community I ended up accidentally eating msg when the Chinese restaurant was the only place I could find steamed rice as apposed to a sandwich, pasta or pizza. Now that I am home again choices are easier as I can mostly cook for myself.

Also I started a new more serious daily plan for health and happiness which I made into an acronym Y.A.L.E.S I have been biking everyday for a few weeks now, eating very well for two and it’s time to work a bit harder everyday I will; do Yoga stretches, Ab strengthening, drink 8+ cups of Liquid, Exercise and Sing. To do all the things on this list takes around three hours so obviously it is a big part of my life and I am hoping to continue to incorporate it long term but for now the plan is twelve weeks. There are more things I plan to add eventually such as meditation, journaling and volunteering.

Apparently I am in three book clubs now.  Most recently I read inside by Alix Ohlin, Blind Crescent by Michelle Berry and am currently reading Non Violent communication and Good Omens.  Really book clubs are an excuse to get together and chat informally about the books and a variety of other topics while you drink wine and have snacks.  This is how the cleanse came about, we decided on it at a book club meeting.


My maintenance routine has also evolved, for three weeks I have been on the ‘NO POO method meaning I no longer use shampoo and conditioner. I use baking soda and apple cider vinegar and the results are amazing. Hair is shiny and manageable and stays clean an extra day. Though smelling vinegar in the shower takes some of the luxury out of nice hot shower. My method is 1 tablespoon of baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon of water mixed in the palm, then scrubbed into the scalp for 1 minute and rinsed. Then 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 cup water in a squeeze bottle (mine is meant for ketchup) squeezed onto hair, massaged into ends, left on for 3 minutes and rinsed. Does anyone else do this? I’ve also been using baking soda as my face cleanser and exfoliant and it’s cleared up my dry skin.

I’ve also been helping people sell worldly possessions, pack, clean (eww) and move. I’ve been dancing, enjoying meals with friends, having my first alcoholic beverage of 2013, watching design shows while I bike and clothing swapping. I’ve been loving the Starbucks card mom sent, leaving my bag precariously under a candle, studying Yoga Nidra, going to plays and soaking up the sun.


2013 is shaping up very well!

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