Chocolate & Cigarettes ~ Angus & Julia


I love tattoos. I already have two so when a friend of a friend needed someone to practice on for her first ever tattoo I had no problem volunteering. Call me crazy but I don't look at tattoos with much thought. Each to their own I always think & the only problem I have ever seen with them is running out of room.

I saw a picture of a lotus & thought it was really pretty. Lotus's are quite a spiritual flower & they also bloom in mud & dark places so I thought it was a nice reminder of how good things come along when times are dark.

I haven't had it shaded in yet as we ran out of time & it's currently in the process of healing hence why the lines aren't in great shape. It's placed at the top of my back just under my neck. I love it.

{My new starry vans!}

{Currently wishing for spring & sunshine & nice green trees full of leaves. & a nicer view from my room...}

{I made a new friend via Penpalling! So excited & can't wait for more!}

{Buying new vintage pieces for my Etsy Shop}

Hope everyone is well!




  1. This is lovely! I still haven't taken the plunge and got my first tattoo, I think I need to start off with something small rather than the big thing I have drawn out! xo

  2. Very cute, fantastic photos!


  3. the tattoo's looking nice:-) and i can't wait for spring to arrive properly! x

  4. Such a lovely story behind the tattoo. I've had them in my mind, tattoos I mean. Just can't decide what could be the first one, some flower or something bohemian! :)
    Cute vintage pieces too.

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  5. I love tattoos as well, currently trying to decide what I should get :)

    Love these photos!!

  6. You have great Ideas and a interesting blog, i really like it!
    what you think, wanna follow each other?
    I would be happy :-) Kisses from Switzerland

  7. Cute post! I love your pictures, and your starry vans! :)

    x Gi

  8. I'm so happy that you penpal still! Very fun :) And that tattoo is gorgeous, love lotuses myself...just cause I used to study Egyptology :)

    <3 Cambria

  9. Just stumbled upon your blog and I am smitten! I would absolutely jump for joy if you came over and said hi! We could totally be friends- loved this post. Also, I sound like a stalker FREAK, but I promise I'm pretty normal. Side note: Sometimes I break promises. Ha! XO

  10. your pics are so pretty and blog is so lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog! <3

    Cindy C.

  11. awh, i love your tattoo!

  12. Super cute tattoo!!! And I am in LOVE with those vans!!

  13. I love your tattoo. I've been really wanting one for a few years now but I keep dithering, I think I should be a little braver and just go for it! Loving your vans too <3

    Jennie xo |

  14. Be sure to put up some snaps when it has healed!


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