Monday, October 28, 2013

Action Figures, Tattoos, and Becoming a Superheroine

I had the totally brilliant idea for a new tattoo, something that would be meaningful, empowering and unique. Unfortunately, my husband failed to exhibit the appropriate levels of enthusiasm for my idea, but I'm forging ahead anyway because I think it's perfect. At Geek Girl Con, artist/writer Alina Pete of Weregeek had a sign on her booth that she does commissions. I told her my idea, asked her what she'd need for that, and she told me photos, and some ideas what I want to be wearing.

I think I'm going to have to create the whole alter-ego persona in order to give Pete the info she needs to do this. And I think it's going to be trickier than I thought...

I sketched the basic idea at the airport waiting for my flight to Seattle. After getting pretty discouraged with my ability to create a properly-proportioned figure, I gave up. Seeing Pete's sign was just the flash I needed, but now I still need to communicate to her clearly what I want. 

And this is why I need to commission an artist...
because that is wrong on so many levels.
A friend suggested I make a list of things I don't want. (For instance, I don't want a magic lasso, or the ability to stretch.) Narrowing it down that way might help.

But for now, I'm holiday-leveling lowbies in WoW while the laundry dries. Cheap and easy XP.


ShesFantastic said...

but what if it stretched when you flex or bend? (no idea where you're getting this) You could incorporate a superpower action feature into the placement :)

Wendy said...

LOL! I honestly had not considered that. Right now my preference is for right upper arm (at the deltoid), it's a placement that's easy to conceal with sleeves or still be able to show off, and doesn't distort a lot with movement.

Now I might have to consider the possibilities. ;)