Thanks everyone for taking the time to write your entries for the tattoo drawing contest. I had a really hard time deciding, so I picked three winners!

First prize goes to:

my children are half brazilian so my dream tattoo idea is a ‘nossa senhora’ tattoo (patron saint of brazil) with lots of flowers around her, like little offerings (my daughters love to pick flowers wherever they go) and their names in the design somewhere. i’d like it on my right upper arm. thanks for a great competition!

Posted by: melissa | 06/15/2011 at 10:51 PM





Second prise goes to:

I would get a tattoo of my cat, Beep, on the outside of my upper right arm. Why a tattoo of my cat? Because he’s been a constant companion for the last 11 years. He greets me when I come home and sleeps with me each night. Whenever I’m sick or had a bad day he’s right beside me purring away trying to make it better. The ex-roommate’s boyfriend that I hated, he clawed the guy. If I were a witch he’d be my familiar.

Since he’s been a lucky guy, Beep’s survived a rattlesnake bite and weeks missing in the heat of Texas’s summer, I’d want a picture of his face surrounded by a horseshoe. I can picture him wearing a bandanna or bow tie with a little dead rabbit head in the center (he once caught and ate a rabbit while on a cat lead). There would be flowers, since when he gets outside the first thing he does is stop to smell the flowers. Or something like that.

I know it sounds a bit crazy, but I can’t think of a better way to commemorate my furry munchkin than to get a tattoo of him so that when he’s gone one day I can look down and remember his goofy face.

Posted by: Melissa | 06/14/2011 at 04:41 PM
Third prize goes to:

What an oportunity! As I only got tattooed by you once in berlin this would be the best reason for a trip to paris.
As I always wanted to celebrate my love for classic murder and mystery stories, I would love to have a Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot tribute tattoo. I am thinking of Poirot as a fat cat with moustache with a perfect fitting suit looking clever while working with his “little grey cells”.
In my fantasy Miss Marple could be represented by a bird, with granny hat and pearls, sitting on a huge loupe.
I would love to have the tattoo on my right calf. The size of 15 x 10 cm would be nice.

Posted by: Kristina | 06/22/2011 at 06:06 PM
There were so many great ideas, I sincerely would love to design them all. So I decided to offer all the contest participants a discount on the design fee. You have three months to decide. That means I will only charge 100 euro to design your tattoo!
Thanks everyone, I will be posting the drawings as soon as I can.
Melissa, I need photos of your cat Beep!