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Moon Hare

So I’ve been away from the old Peepiecheep office for the past couple of weeks while my family and I went on an adventure to Newquay in Cornwall for my birthday. I absolutely love Cornwall, it always feels to me like being in a different country without having to leave the UK! On our way back home we took a random detour to Glastonbury where we climbed the Tor barefoot and I found the most amazing shop in the town centre. Linda Ravenscroft draws the most wonderful faerie and magical art and I simply had to buy some of her cards to frame. 

As you can see I ended up with quite a few, but my absolute favourite was her moon hares design (top right). Something inside me clicked and a design I’d had in my head for ages for a tattoo came suddenly into focus. It was all I could do to stop myself from grabbing some paper and a pen and drawing what I saw right there. You know sometimes you just see something and it is so *right*? I have loved the Celtic triskele symbol for many, many years, so I knew I needed to incorporate that, plus I wanted something meaningful to me and my family. I did some doodling when I got home. Bearing in mind I am not that great at art, I just have to bash out the ideas!

This was my first “finished” design. My husband helped me scan it into my Mac and make the lines nice and crisp, and I did some more edits and tweaks digitally until I was satisfied. 

(I’ve water-marked this image as it is an original design.)

Today I went into town merely for a mooch, and with the idea of spending some of my birthday cash. I ended up popping into a tattoo shop, ABody on Loseby Lane in Leicester, and they were able to fit me in today. They are lovely people, knowledgeable and friendly and put me completely at ease. Leanne, who inked me, is very talented and super conscientious. I knew straight away I was in good hands. 

So, after two hours of sitting very, very still, here he is –  my star-gazing, triskele-stamped moon hare, on my arm forever. I love him so much. I can’t believe my idea is now on my skin, what started as a simple thought is an actual reality. Now I just have to fight the urge to design more! 

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