Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Rose and the Dolphin

The Rose and the Dolphin

Closing in on a tattoo parlour in Handen, I noticed a girl with a big red rose tattooed on her arm and figured I had to talk to her. This is Sandra. She's the store manager for the Skokanonen's shoe-shop here in Handen. I asked about her tattoos, and sure enough, she had the rose made at the tattoo parlour around the corner. On her right arm there is a tattoo of a dolphin. She got that one made on a visit to Eilat in Israel, after a diving course that included swimming with dolphins. A very memorable experience she told me. I wonder if I need new pair of shoes any time soon?

9 comments:

Jacob said...

She seems like an interesting person...although I still cannot fathom why anyone would want a tattoo.

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice portrait. She looks like a very nice woman. I don't see the attraction of tatoos either.

Vogon Poet said...

I am the third in a row who cannot understand tattoos...
She looks nice and happy and I definitively will buy a pair of shoes in her shop.

Amy said...

Gosh I've always been too scared to get a tattoo.

Steffe said...

I think it's easy to understand why so many people are in to this type of body art. Tattoos are the new black!

brattcat said...

What a lovely smile she has. She has the serene expression of someone who has swum with dolphins.

Lois said...

That is a nice portrait. I always wonder if young people will feel the same way about their tattoos when they reach a certain age.

Don and Krise said...

I think the number and variety of people you are meeting is great. You never know, maybe you will need to go back and see her for some shoes one day.

Steffe said...

Sandra said something about that feeling, must be very special to swim with the dolphins. That's the plan, Don and Krise, and I'm hoping for a discount when it's time to get some new shoes! Glad you like the portraits, because there's more to come.