Sunday, January 10, 2010

Daughter of Ganesha

I've had a great evening, inking Sanskrit pseudo-calligraphy* in my sketchbook while we visited with my brother- who is bemused by my Lord's manboobs:) I drove him home & had some quality therapeutic car-singing with Incubus and then scanned in the text and laid it out with my dancing Ganesha. So, the tattoo is nearly ready to go and beg for my needle-artisan:

Text translates to: Beautiful strange daughter belonging to Ganesha.

In other freak-flag-flying news, I bought a tiny sterling silver ring for my elephant arm. Many friends have suggested I wear jewelry on this arm but I've always felt self-conscious until now. I love the way it feels. Very snuggly. Not like toe-socks, which I've recently discovered are pure, woven EVIL.

Couldn't you just PET the textures in that sweater? The photo turned out pretty well considering that the subject is normally the trigger finger.

*All my calligraphy is fake. I "color in" the thick lines. I have to control the width and sweep of the line far too much to allow a brush or slanted pen to do it for me. I've been thinking of going back to old school pens, though. Maybe I just never mastered it.

All hail Lord Ganesha, Sacred to Freaky Arm Mamas and Lord of Big Belly and Man Boobs. Om.

{Note: This post was written before my diagnosis of phocomelia. Read about the shockingly wonderful moment when I was accidentally diagnosed, or read all my posts about my strange body.}


  1. That's pretty awesome! Where are you gonna put the tatt?

    Your tattoo talking has got me jonesin' too. LOL

  2. It's a cap sleeve for my half-arm. It'll go from my bra strap and the text will peak out just below a short tee:)


    I really wanna draw your Golden Slumbers tattoo! Is there a favorite musical bar or lyric?

  3. That sounds perfect!

    For mine, I'd pick the bars that go with the lines "sleep pretty darling do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby." In my mind, it starts between my shoulder blades (just below my cherry blossoms) and winds and snakes down my back. As thin and feminine as possible.

  4. And, just a side note, I'd be more than happy to pay you for your artwork in cupcakes. LOL