I decided to add a tattoo of a butterfly to my collection in honor of Dayle, and in honor of life, love and new beginnings.
Chris Bailey at Inkenstein Tattoo Company did the butterfly. I've seen some of Chris' other work and I'd highly recommend him.
Chris, getting started.
Me with Chris.
The outline of the butterfly.
Chris, hard at work, which is a good thing, his work is very precise.
The shop is located in a historic house in Glendale, AZ.
Filling in the outline.
Lastly, adding the color.
The day after. The six lower butterflies around my ankle were done in 1997.