I recently got this tattoo as a “yay you made it through the wedding merry christmas” gift to myself. I’ve been wanting an aviation theme design for awhile but hadn’t found the right artist for it until I came across Cris Cleen. He works over at Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a shop pretty well known for the famous faces that have graced it including Marc Jacobs and Heath Ledger. Mr. Cleen had just finished some pieces on one of my favorite funny people, Margaret Cho. Her photos of it on Twitter created some controversy and she wrote a really incredible fantastic blog post about it which I encourage you to read here.
I am so incredibly happy with this tattoo and am totally in love with it. Cris’s designs are clearly his own and they are all beautiful and each tattoo is so well done. For me, it’s a bit nerve wracking to sit down with a new artist (it’s like a first date but with physical pain and blood). However, Cris was super nice and I new that he was going to do an incredible job.
Now I just need to name this pretty lady!