His first one was the 'skull' logo of the band "The Misfits" and he got it one on his upper arm. One of his heroes was Cliff Burton of Metallica and one of his favourite bands was The Misfits", so Craig got the tattoo as a tribute to Cliff, who died so tragically. He then got the dragon circle on his chest, followed by the arrow rune, both of which you can see below. These weren't done by Stix, who hadn't opened his shop yet, so we didn't even know he existed, more's the pity !
Finally, Craig got the coloured one below. It's on his lower leg and features the name of his band at the time - "White Deth". It was done by a friend who was visiting from France and the quality isn't very good, but it's a permanent reminder of his band days ! At least Craig got it on his leg, which is more or less permanently covered...one of his fellow bandmembers, got the same tattoo on his arm and he can't hide it all the time. Bet he regrets that !
The picture on the right, is Kerry's left upper arm. I love this one and think it is really beautiful. It's not a very good picture, but if you look closely, you might be able to see tiny fairies dancing round the lady.
The one on the right, is a picture called "The Seeker" and once again, it's by Stix who is rightly very proud of this tattoo. The detail on it is just incredible. The wolf on his shoulder, was done quite a while ago, but I feel it fits in nicely with the big picture.
The picture on the left shows a gargoyle. He has it on his left outer calf and it was done at the "Ink and Iron" show in Birmingham quite a while ago.
Here's a lovely picture of Kerry and Simon showing off their tattoos - and the babies - in the Moat House Hotel swimming pool in Northampton.
Below on the left, is Joanne's most recent tattoo, done by Stix and I think it's absolutely beautiful ! She found the picture in a book and fell in love with her. Beside it, are Jodie and Joanne showing off their matching pentacle tattoos on the backs of their necks.
I then got a line of ivy leaves and tendrils starting on the small of my back and spreading out over both hips. After that, was my lovely band of butterflies round my right upper arm, which you can just see in the backpiece picture also. I've put a separate picture of the band farther down the page so you can see it properly, because it's so gorgeous.
Next, was my magnificent centaur backpiece. I loved the picture when I saw it in one of Tim's books, but because I'm a Sagittarius, it means even more to me. Here's the centaur....
This picture was taken the day after he was completed, hence the reddish colour. Now that it has totally healed, it is the same black and grey tones of the flowers on my shoulder.
Below on the left, is a picture of Stix doing the outline of the band of butterflies round my right upper arm and in the centre, is the finished product. I adore this tattoo, it's my favourite one and I'm delighted to announce that it won the "Best Female Black & Skin - Small" trophy at the 1st Granite City Tattoo and BodyArt Convention, in Aberdeen, on the weekend of 6th and 7th May!!! I'm absolutely THRILLED!!
My next tattoo was the ivy which began as a band round my right ankle. I got it done about a month before the Aberdeen Convention and it is the ONLY tattoo which I felt painful getting done but the end result is beautiful. Stix did it freehand and I think he's done a wonderful job on it. During the Convention, Stix extended the ivy about half way up the outside of my calf and you can see the result below.
HOWEVER...Stix has now extended it all the way up the outside of my leg and here's the result ! This tattoo won Best Leg at the 2nd Granite City Tattoo Convention in 2001.
My latest tattoo is this lovely rune, which is on the inside of my left ankle. It took a long, long time to heal, but I love it !
Tim's second tattoo is the HUGE backpiece you can see here. On the left, is a picture taken after one of the first sessions and below in the centre, is the completed backpiece. All in all, it has taken seven long months to complete. It's been a labour of love for both Tim and Stix, but when you see the finished article, you just KNOW the time and effort was all worthwhile. I think it's simply spectacular.
Tim has had three more tattoos done now and I've finally got the pictures to show you !
The one on the left was done at the Belfast Tattoo Convention last year. Naturally, it was done by Stix and it will eventually be extended to appear below the celtic band.
Tim found this picture (right)on the sleeve of a book he was reading and wanted it done. There are no shadows round it because, as Stix said, knowing Tim, he'll want to get it expanded upon someday !! It's not a very good picture because the hilt is out of focus, but I'll try to get a better one soon.
Finally, for now, Tim saw this lovely picture in a portfolio of the artist Royo's work, which Stix had in his studio. It's on the outside thigh of his left leg.
A word of warning to end with. If you ever do decide to get a tattoo, be warned - the are extremely addictive !! Even if you only want one, the odds are that you'll eventually end up with quite a few !!