Between the staff at Spool and our sister store, Loop, you may be surprised to know that there is a lot of talk of tattoos. Everyone except me and Kathy from Loop had one, and it seems that planning for the next one was always in the works! In reference to our fabrics, the phrase, “This would make a cool tattoo!” is often heard!
I know tattoos aren’t for everyone, and honestly I didn’t think they were for me either, but one afternoon in September, the tattoo bug struck big time! Craig and I have been very fortunate to assemble a team that gets along extremely well, and it was decided that we should get Spool/Loop tattoos together that day after work! Since we couldn’t all agree on the same design, we decided that our unifying theme would be to take our inspiration from any fabric on the shelves at Spool.
Amanda combined two of the dainty little flowers from the Flowerpop print by Erin McMorris for her Summersault collection. It has to be said that I think Amanda may have been the most excited of our group to get her tattoo! She said, “This makes us a real family now!” What a sweetheart!
Craig chose Ragg Tagg from Daisy Janie’s Shades of Grey collection. This print looks just like knit stitches, so it couldn’t be more appropriate for a yarn shop owner. In tattoo form, don’t the stitches also look like delicate leaves? Craig is the only one who got color added to his work, and I love that it is very close to the Loop logo blue!
Amber went with this lovely dandelion from Valori Wells’ Wrenly collection. The name of the print is Wildfield, and it suits Amber’s love of the natural world perfectly. Andrew, our tattoo artist, did an exceptional job with this one, I must say!
Kristine, Olan and I all fell in love with The Banks print from Cloud 9′s Across the Pond collection. Kristine chose 3 of the little arrows for her left foot. I think Kristine was the fastest tattoo decision maker out of all of us. She saw it, she traced it and tattooed it. Done! I was very impressed!
Olan made his own design using several of the arrow styles from the original print. He created a fantastic little talisman all his own!
I kept it super simple (and small!) and chose just 2 little arrows for my tattoo. These little guys were my favorite because of the tiny flaming tails- I love ‘em! It’s my first one and I was probably the most nervous in our group. I really didn’t know if I would go through with it until the last minute, but I’m so glad I did it!
Everyone’s ink turned out so well! A big thanks is owed to Andrew of Body Graphics on 4th Street for making our experience such a good one and for accommodating such a big group on short notice. Seriously, Andrew is thoughtful, calm and puts you right at ease- we highly recommend his work!
Of course, there is now talk of our NEXT group trip to include our staff that wasn’t working on that impulsive day! Even if this is my one and only tattoo, I am so happy to have a little permanent piece of our Spool & Loop journey to take with me everywhere!