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Monday, October 12

New tattoo | Avengers (and Loki) assemble!

Monday, October 12

If you're a friend on social media, you might have seen me post my new tattoo a little over a month ago, when it was very, uh, fresh. (Apologies to those of you who aren't fans of blood. Although there wasn't much, there was definitely some.) Now that it's all healed, I wanted to share another, less weepy, photo, and tell you a little more about it.

In case you aren't sure what is what, here's a key:

1 | Loki's helmet
2 | The Avengers' "A" logo
3 | Iron Man's Arc Reactor
4 | Captain America's shield
5 | Black Widow's icon
6 | Arrows for Hawkeye
7 | A gamma radiation symbol for Hulk
8 | Mjölnir, Thor's hammer

I'm no stranger to tattoos. I got my first one close to a decade ago, and every two years or so I've added to my collection. And although I started small—my first was a star on my neck, followed by parts of quotes on the inside of each wrist—I went big pretty quickly.

After finishing up my three-quarter sleeve a couple of years ago, I almost immediately started thinking about what to get next. (Tattoos really are totally addicting.) I knew I wanted to get something Avengers-related, specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe version, even more specifically the first Avengers movie. But I had a hard time figuring out how to make all of the pieces fit together. So I started playing around with the various icons, or items that could represent the various superheros, and ended up with this design. And yes, I realize that Loki's not a superhero, nor an Avenger, but really ... if you know me, you know that I couldn't not include him.

I'm super happy with the way it turned out, and am so pleased to have yet another of my favorite things as permanent art on my self. Major thanks to Megan at Bijou Studio in Austin, who did this tattoo and my three-quarter sleeve. I can't recommend her enough!

Do you have any nerdy tattoos? I'd love to see them!
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