February 28, 2024

SLO Tattoo

How I love California
Valleys scarring
Golden hills

Details and stencils
Inks, fine line, and filler
Last one is always the killer

Different pains
Burning, drilling, electric
Striated down through the belly
The hot knife that slices

Carving new vistas

Each scar is a story
Once scabbed, picked at, now
Healed, revealed, no longer raw
Simply incorporated 

Symbols, Sabien, or otherwise
Rite the tattoo experience
Pull the Sun, Three of cups

Willow leaves, sweet relief
Runic analgesic 
Cool summer breeze
Viola and Forget-Me-Not

Wheel of fortune
Wheel of fame
Let's remember
Lilith again