Day 291: Ink Bat

bat final

I finally committed to a design and artist for my bat tattoo that I’ve wanted for about four years or so. I am currently the 5th day of healing. It has scabbed nicely and is starting to flake off. If you’re not tattoo savvy, this is a good thing.

I don’t always make the healthiest choices for my body (MacDonald’s, sodas, couch potato-ing), but for this tattoo I chose to use coconut oil to keep it lubricated. (I hope you’re laughing at the word “lubricated” too)

inkprocess

Coconut oil does tend to soak in pretty quickly, so I put it on two to three times a day. Typically, if my tattoo starts feeling really tight I know it is time. The cool thing about using coconut oil is that it doesn’t take very much. Granted, my tattoo doesn’t cover my entire back, but it really doesn’t take much! I am also washing it twice a day–as recommended. I am not a doctor, nor am I a tattoo artist. Don’t be a moron and take this blog as gospel and try to sue me later. 

fresh tattAll in all, I am super pleased with my new tattoo. I am already scheming and finding halter and one shoulder tutorials on Pinterest. Look out, Summer! I am gonna be showing this tatt off like crazy! This tattoo was designed by my good friend and Camino partner, Jess. It was inked by her older brother, Randall. Thanks, guys!

What do you think of my new tattoo?

Do you have any cool tattoo stories or pictures of your ink that you wanna share?

Advertisements

Day 184: Snow White Pie

image

Please notice my beautiful lattice crust. Kit helped me.

Okay, this blog has very little to do with Snow White except the fact that she does not abide by even the most lax of health standards while baking apple pie from scratch.

There are no bird feet nor droppings in my pie!

We found an apple tree on our property and Kit believes it might be a wine sap variety.
Red peel, sweet and wonderful to bake with too!

I have a ton more apples I need to put up and freeze. This has been an awesome year for apples!

How did it do after baking?

image

Perfectly!!
The original recipe said to bake it for an hour on 375, which was way too high.

It tasted even better than it looks. I made another apple pie (not quite as pretty) right afterwords because Kit loved it so much. There is one piece left in the fridge.

I have written down and will keep this pie recipe for sure.

I did use coconut oil for the crusts. It worked very well because it was partially solidified. This is definitely key, much like butter or lard having this element cool or cold will make for a more malleable crust.