Done 3/14/2012 at Stingray Tattoo in Allston MA by Chris DeBarge. It’s FRESHLY finished in this picture.
I’m a theatrical costumer and this is my tribute to the women in my family. The sewing machine is a Kenmore 1750, the model my mother had and the machine that I learned to sew on. The quote used to hang over my maternal grandmother’s sewing machine in an embroidery my mom did for her, and the hand stitches to the sides are in honor of my paternal grandmother who was a quilter.
Chris kept telling me how excited he was to do it because it was so in line with his aesthetic as an artist, and I think it turned out awesome.