My Connect-the-Dots Tattoo was chosen for a Book O' Tattoo Weirdos

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    Collage created for publisher who is including me in a coffee table book about weird tattoos called INKED: Clever, Odd and Outragous Tattoos. Woo! They might use this one or one of the awesome ones Chris took.

    Ever since I was little I joked about getting my birthmarks numbered--that I was one big connect-the-dots tattoo that made a "me". When I got older I obsessed over the idea of an extremely visible invisible tattoo. I then worked for four years on a project I called "The Stalking and Murdering of a Childhood Giraffe" (EXPLAINED HERE) were I spent four years searching for a giraffe I had as a child and taking pictures of any I came across that were "rejects". 1,712 rejected giraffe photographs later, after I finally found the giraffe (with the help of over 50 friends or "giraffe hunters") I got this tattoo.

    Dave C. Wallin who made it did an AMAZING job considering how small the numbers had to be. Pretty sure I'm not the first person in the universe to come up with this idea, but I've yet to see another connect-the-dots tattoo. Got my tattoo on August 25, 2007. The design was based on a really geometric giraffe drawing I once saw (if anyone can find the name of the original artist I would be super appreciative!), but I modified it to have spots and be even more box-like. I love this tattoo so much...which makes it hard to walk down the street without starring at my own calf.

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    1. yodame ( [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      super cool tattoo!

    2. yodame ( [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I am just a number - where it all started from, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. chelsea(: 65 months ago | reply

      this tattoo is so amaging :D

    4. !.Keesssss.! 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 5+ Galleries, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Euphoria... 64 months ago | reply

      hilarious!! So rad, very unique!

    6. I'm Just Me 63 months ago | reply

      Awesome story behind it! Personaly I find tattoos to be the stories of our lives and half the fun of having them is telling the story

    7. Pedro Lucena 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Drop, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. ChurchC 61 months ago | reply

      Really creative.

    9. deniz cimsit [deleted] 61 months ago | reply


    10. Amber Grayson 56 months ago | reply

      such a cool idea!

    11. kitlizette 51 months ago | reply

      What a Great tattoo!!!! LOVE it!

    12. Designs By Dea 44 months ago | reply

      OMG HOW FAB!?!?!?! I love it and I want one! x

    13. Lantana Music 44 months ago | reply

      Kudos for outside the dots thinking!!!

    14. Moxiecrimefighter06 42 months ago | reply

      You are amazing. I hope that you will not be offended when I get this exact same tattoo.

    15. dinkleheimer 38 months ago | reply

      This is by far the coolest tattoo ever, the fact that giraffes are my fav and you got your tat on my birthday, only make me that more jealous of your awesome tat!

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