Thursday Treats: Oh Make Me Over…

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Phew! What a week. I kicked it off with a trip to see Elbie to get my scary roots sorted out and decided, on a whim to go for something new. Don’t worry, the pink is still very much intact, but with some added lavender to my roots! Its quite hard to photograph and is actually a lot more purple than it looks in the photos but what do you think?

Then on Tuesday I continued my style makeover with a trip up to Birmingham to get some tattoo work done. I’ve had my sleeve for about two years and while I loved it there were always a few bits of it that bugged met. The red bits were too red (sounds stupid but I was really after something more – surprise, surprise – pink!) and some of the details were a little flat. I wanted it to be more colourful and girly basically! I found Leah Moule via Instagram and immediately knew she was the girl to help me out. Her candyland-esque designs just made my heart sing!

I was super nervous on the drive up. I know it’s stupid as I’ve already spent 18+ hours under the needle with this sleeve but I find tattoo studios weirdly intimidating places. I also didn’t have any totally solid ideas about exactly what I wanted Leah to do. I was putting my faith in her completely to just ‘make it better’! But I need not have worried. Leah, and everyone at Spear Studios, was super friendly and put me at ease instantly. The walls were decorated with Cath Kidston pink wallpaper and there were cupcake motifs everywhere. I slurped tea and we gossiped about trashy tv shows as she worked. I had clearly found my people!

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Leah asked me what it was I didn’t like about my sleeve to help her come up with some ideas. I also showed her a pinterest board where I’d collated some designs. We decided to add some purple clouds to offset the red, to add definition to the face and to add some new details to fill in some of the weird gaps. Anyway, I’ll stop boring you with this long ass story now… but needless to say I’m thrilled with the changes already. I have to go back in August for one final session but I’m already so much happier with how it looks. YEY! Having such a huge tattoo that I wasn’t 100% happy with was really starting to get me down so I am over the moon that I’ve finally been able to get something done about it.

I’m now trying to decide if I’m brave enough to continue the design on the underside of my arm too… I have a cool idea for what it would be but it’s pretty ouchy down there!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

What marriage means
♥ Love this bride in blue
Joshua Tree elopement
Fairytale Disneyland wedding
♥ Incredible woodland elopement
Cornish cliff top wedding
♥ 15 awesome wedding tattoo ideas
Crafty eclectic wedding

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Photography: Apryl Ann Photography

Lovely garden wedding
The wedding code (one for Gareth!)
Rustic Missouri wedding
DIY gold Martini glasses
♥ Whimsical circus wedding
California love
♥ Amazingly colourful Malasian wedding
Fun bachelorette party ideas

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Photography: Epouse-moi Cocotte

Best of the Rest

How differently American’s speak across the US
If Disney movies had honest titles
♥ 14 kinds of Facebook people you want to block, but you can’t because they’re sort of your friends (so funny and so true!)
♥ 8 ways to be a better person in the digital age
Alcohol soaked gummy bears – er yes!
♥ 27 Disney easter eggs you may not have noticed (OMG!)

Emma from A Beautiful Mess got married. I’ve been eagerly awaiting any updates this week and they certainly haven’t disappointed! Here, she speaks about why she chose to DIY her day.

♥ Adobe pranks pedestrians with live Photoshopping – ha!

♥ Why people with eating disorders need help

7 comments

  1. Found two amazing blogs I didn’t know about thanks to this thursday treats! Thanks Kat!
    Also, you can never go wrong with more purple in your life 😉

  2. Ruthie T

    What a strange coincidence…I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years and am a bit of an addict, but this is the first post I’ve commented on. I’m from Birmingham and I have my first tattoo done 10 and a half years ago in Spear Studios. They hadn’t been open for very long, but even then Leah, Spud and her team were welcoming and super cool. I remember listening to farse and capdown while getting inked…super relaxing. I’ve been back twice since then and absolutely love the vibe of the place. I’m so glad you liked it too, and your tatt looks awesome on the Instagram pics you took.
    x

  3. This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything about almost anorexia. I can’t believe, that despite having recovered from it a while ago now, that it feels like a weight has lifted off my shoulders because it’s not just me and it has an actual name.
    My parents never even noticed because I’d become so sneaky about it and my mum still talks about the days when I used to be “lovely and slim” before I went to university. I think because I didn’t get dangerously skinny it means nothing to her. She also scoffed when I was put on antidepressants for my anxiety but that’s a whole different story.
    I say I’m fully recovered but I still obsess about my weight from time to time, I just don’t feel the compulsion to not eat now.
    Laura

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