SomethingElse wrote:So far, my tattoo has a violin, pipe, magnifying glass, books (with 221B printed on one of them, because that's where they live), and some chemistry lab bottles with smoke billowing out of them (I wanted to be able to add in some colour, because many of the elements will be quite brown, otherwise).
I'm not decided yet on whether I want to include a deerstalker. It's often commented on that a deerstalker wasn't actually mentioned in the books and thus wasn't worn by Holmes, but I'm pretty sure that Holmes does wear one in at least one of the original illustrations, if I'm seeing it correctly, and I also read that due to the time the stories were written, it would have been likely for Holmes to wear one for travelling.
I definitely want a revolver on the inside of my arm, as part of the half sleeve, though. That's partly as a sort of tribute to Watson, because I feel very appreciative of his role (somewhat like R's role on our relationship; I am not a genius like Holmes, of course, but I do relate to a lot of his behaviours and outlooks, and the relationship between the two in the TV series especially echoes my relationship with R, and due to generally not having very good friendships I quite like that Watson likes Holmes and sees the good in him when others don't (this is even moreso in the programme, where Sherlock is called 'Freak' and looked down on by a lot of people for being different). Also, the revolver is an important 'prop' in the stories - Watson is often called on to bring his revolver along, ready for any trouble. So I want that, definitely, and possibly some more chem lab elements in it, like more bottles and smoke, and maybe a bunsen burner or something. Possibly a skull.
EVERYTHING would have been too much to put in on the first session, though, and if necessary I'll extend the tattoo to become a full sleeve, so that I can include even more things.
I have "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" starring the late Jeremy Brett on DVD and "Sherlock" season one also on DVD. I'll be getting season two from Amazon.com soon. Sherlock Holmes does translate well in the 21st century.
I'll be doing four 4'x8' plots at the United Way Community garden this year and maybe another plot at the 4H community garden elsewhere in town. Spent much of Saturday prepping and cleaning out the plots. I'll have pics up soon but here is a link to my Face Book album:
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