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Tattoo You

Tattoo You

It used to be only a certain type of person got a tattoo! It was the rebels and the bikers then, but it’s become very mainstream now and much more accepted by most people. I know there’s lots of people that frown on them still, but I’m not one of them. I will admit to having a couple of my own in real life. I’ve had them for quite a few years, and thankfully I put them in places where gravity won’t affect them too much. Gravity is a harsh mistress, you know! 😀 I have one on my ankle and one on my shoulder, both fairly small and covered most of the year. I sometimes forget I have them, really. One of my real life neighbours is quite covered in tattoos. I’ve not seen him without a shirt, but he has full sleeves and there’s tattoo peaking out of the neckline of his T shirt so he appears to be covered. So with him looking very much like what you’d think of as a biker or a rebel it was surprising the first time I talked to him. He never swears, he’s super polite, and always calls me dear, in a nice way. He doesn’t have a motorcycle, but he rebuilds old cars and is exceptionally good at it! But you know what I mean, he’s tattooed, he has big bushy hair down past the tops of his shoulders, his beard is a little longer than that and he has tattoos, so you’d think he’s the stereotypical rebel. But no, he’s just a nice guy living his life and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I hope one day someone needs it, I’d like to see how much of him is tattooed!

When I started my Second Life I fell in love pretty much right from the first with virtual tattoos. The quality of them has improved immensely since I was young in this virtual world and with the mesh bodies the detailing can be incredible! I’m so excited to see PIMP MY SHI!T back with new releases for the August round of the Bodyfy event. I’m wearing the Octo Tattoo in medium ink tone, although it comes in colour also and has three ink tones. It’s Omega and TMP compatible and can be worn on all layers. So happy to see PMS back in action!! Bodyfy runs until August 30.

The pose I’m using here is one of the five in the ‘Suri’ set of poses from Imitaion. I’ve always loved SL poses and Imitation is one of my favourite pose stores. The sets are all bento enabled and they’re so expressive and alive. I really think Bento hands have changed the way bloggers and photographers can create photos that really show emotion and bring their scenes to life. You can also find Imitation on Market Place.

The Chapter Four has always been one of my favourite SL events, and I’m so lucky to be able to feature all the incredible work by the designers who participate. I’m featuring some of the gacha items from the ‘Dark Oak’ gacha set from Bee Designs. The Arm Chair, Side Table, and the Poster are all part of the set which has eight common and two RARE to play for. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month.

The rest of the items that make my home cozy are the ‘Filmore Factory Clock’ from 7 Emporium, the ‘Star Globe,RARE’ lamp from the ‘Vintage Lighting’ gacha set from ::Static:: and available at The Gacha Garden. The ‘Majestic Radio’ is from the ‘Vintage Radio’ gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in the set has two versions, one scripted for use as a radio and one for decor only. The house plants on the left are from {what next}. The ‘Reading Pile’ of books is from a gacha set from Apple Fall and the books beside the chair are from [zerkalo].

And as for me? I’m wearing the ‘Candice’ set from [Azuchi]. It includes the panties and top, it comes in ten colours and is available at the current round of ~uber~. I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa along with the ‘Lara’ mesh body(including bento hands) from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of ‘Smoky Eyeshadow’ from Izzie’s to the look. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide and the WAKANA hair is from Argrace.

I Love Mornings…..No Really…….I Do!

I Love Mornings.....No Really.......I Do!

I’ve always been a morning person, it’s always come natural to me so I don’t have a problem getting out of bed to start the day. I’m not one of those people, though, that smiles and sings and is over animated with joy. No, I’m a quiet morning person. I get up and dressed, usually go outside and check on everything, see what the weather’s like and then have a coffee, or two. It’s different for everyone, a persons circadian rhythm dictates what your daily cycle will be. I’m an early to bed, early to rise kind of girl! Maybe having grown up on a dairy farm has something to do with it. The early mornings are necessary, for the cows wait for no man, or something like that! 😀 I have had jobs that being a morning person isn’t a good thing. I’ve worked night shifts, heading to work at 11:30 PM and home a little after 8 AM. It sucked, I just cannot sleep during the day. So while I’m working I get no sleep at all then on my days off I’d try to get caught up. That kind of thing isn’t sustainable so luckily it wasn’t for very long. I’ve been in the same routine(rut) now for quite a few years, and I like it, ‘the early bird gets the worm’ they say, I’m not sure about worms, but I know nothing tastes as good as the first sip of coffee in the morning.

I wanted to state that, because the pillow I’m hugging isn’t completely true for me. I do like mornings, but I have to admit that I don’t always like people! No one specifically, just general ‘people’. Being an introvert has lots to do with that, people tire me out and I need quiet alone time to recharge. There’s nothing cozier that a good book, a cup of tea, and comfy jammies to lay around in. And if it happens to be raining, so much the better. So, this pillow is from *~*HopScotch*~* and is the RARE from the ‘Cuddle Pillow’ gacha set available at the August round of The Gacha Garden, which opened today. There are 9 commons and one rare to play for and remember the ‘Seed of Inspiration’ prize that’s given after 20 plays on a machine. Each pillow has a hug animation that works with AO’s and poses, the RARE has 2 hug animations. The Gacha Garden runs until August 31st.

I obviously haven’t combed my hair yet! The ‘YAKUMO’ hair from Argrace makes me look like I had a rough night and an early morning, I think I might need a hat today. 🙂

I’m wearing the ‘Hipsters’ and ‘Tank Top’ from Maitreya here. I love this set……perfect for pillow hugging!

I’m wearing one of the ten options from the ‘Sydney’ Catwa applier eye shadow from La Boheme. Also from LB, is the ‘Imbolc’ nail appliers. It was a gift from an event, and for the life of me I can’t remember which one, Sorry. I’ve looked for them, and haven’t found them so I’m not sure if they’re still available.

My look starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada. Along with the Lara mesh body, including bento hands, from Maitreya.

I’m using pose 7M from the ‘Wet Sand B’ set of poses from BODYLANGUAGE SLC and available at Knot&co..

As for my home, I’m kneeling on the Mid Century bed from Dutchie. The artwork behind me is ‘Marrakech’ from Silas Merlin. The ‘Wood Sofa and Chair’ are from .:revival:.. The ‘Vintage Rotary Phone-orange’ is from the ‘Kate’s Time Capsule’ gacha set from Nutmeg. The ‘Pallet Table’ is from [Daydreamers]. The “Neon Sign’ is from the Coffee Factory gacha set from Plaaka. The ‘Corrugated Carpet, brown’ is from the ‘Music is Life’ gacha set from DaD Designs. The ‘Seahorse’ artwork is from the ‘Beach Posters’ gacha set from Bee Designs. The Blind is from the ‘Carriage House’ gacha set from Scarlet Creative. The ‘lemon tree’ is from tarte and the ‘Bakelite Radio’ is from the Vintage Radio gacha set from KraftWork.

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

I’m going to close my eyes for just a few minutes, give my mind a rest and maybe drift off to where anything is possible! I take a deep breath and slowly exhale, trying to rid my body and mind of stress. I make a mental note to relax each part of me and to feel the tension flow out of my body. OK….this is good, I’m feeling calm and peaceful. I slow my breathing and let myself go, wanting just a short nap to refresh and regroup for the day. I’m falling, the fresh breeze and sunshine on my skin is the only thing I know. As I drift off a thought occurs to me, I didn’t pay my phone bill, and it’s due! I should go do that! No, it’s OK….it can wait another half hour! But if I don’t do it right away I might forget to do it later! I won’t forget, just relax and go back to drifting off to sleep. I breath in then exhale slowly shifting into a more comfortable position, nope….now this isn’t going to work! My eyes are open wide and I know the moment has passed that I could fall asleep and get a nap! Why do my attempts at naps always seem to end this way? I’m usually up between 4 and 5 AM, so a nap would be nice, but I just can’t control my thoughts for longer than a few minutes! OK…I may as well get up and get going, again! And so it goes, another nap ended before it even began!

The June round of The Liaison Collaborative is on and Le Poppycock has released the ‘Stay Cool’ pose prop gacha set! It’s right full of fun in the sun summer activities, with props including this mat and magazine, a tube to enjoy water activities and a fan for some cool air on a hot day! They’re all fun and unique with great poses! The Liaison Collaborative runs until June 30.

I’m wearing the ‘Del Sol Bikini Collection’ from !APHORISM! here! It’s the blue satin version and it’s compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh bodies.

The ‘Hani’ hair from [monso] is so cute. This is from the blacks pack and it’s unrigged for easy fitting!

The rest of me is the Alex mesh head from Logo with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins(soon to be ‘Avada’). I’m also wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.

I’m at my home in ‘Winters Wind‘(which has a couple vacancies right now) and I’m laying on ‘The Jetty’ by IMMERSIV.

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc
as she came riding through the dark;
no moon to keep her armour bright,
no man to get her through this very smoky night.
She said, “I’m tired of the war,
I want the kind of work I had before,
a wedding dress or something white
to wear upon my swollen appetite.”
Well, I’m glad to hear you talk this way,
you know I’ve watched you riding every day
and something in me yearns to win
such a cold and lonesome heroine.
“And who are you?” she sternly spoke
to the one beneath the smoke.
“Why, I’m fire,” he replied,
“And I love your solitude, I love your pride.”

“Then fire, make your body cold,
I’m going to give you mine to hold,”
saying this she climbed inside
to be his one, to be his only bride.
And deep into his fiery heart
he took the dust of Joan of Arc,
and high above the wedding guests
he hung the ashes of her wedding dress.

It was deep into his fiery heart
he took the dust of Joan of Arc,
and then she clearly understood
if he was fire, oh then she must be wood.
I saw her wince, I saw her cry,
I saw the glory in her eye.
Myself I long for love and light,
but must it come so cruel, and oh so bright?

~Leonard Cohen~

I felt inspired to refer to Joan of Arc with this outfit. I can’t say if it’s correct for the time….but, for me, it resonates of a strong woman warrior who has brains, courage, and pride! This is the Conqueror set from lassitude & ennui! The set includes the bra and skirt and it’s fitmesh for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya! The set comes in gold, black, and steel(seen here), and is available at the current round of We Love ROLEPLAY, which runs until September 30. The Battleworn Boots(in steel) are also from lassitude & ennui and are available at the main store.

I’ve had to bring out the big guns for my day of battle! I’m holding the Staff of Death,RARE from Anachron! It’s HUD driven with five special powers to use! The gacha set includes twelve common, two rare staffs, and two rare books for you to play for!

I’m wearing the Fierce Wolf Tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t that is really impressive! It will be available at the Fluffy and Fierce Event, but not until September 16! I’m going to give you a closer look at this work of art a little closer to the start of the event!! So check back for a land mark and more info!

I didn’t do a close up of my face, but I think I should have! I’m wearing the Chimera Face Paint from Veechi! It’s got great lines and colouring! Check it out at the main store…it comes in the tattoo layer for classic avatars plus appliers for the Genesis Labs, Logo, and Catwa mesh heads!

My hair is NO.FUN, a group gift from NO.MATCH!

I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the casual hands from SLink.

To get this pose I used the Vibratory pose from the Frequency, Mens pack of poses from Le Poppycock. I then added the Staff of Death and touched the lightning bolt on the staffs HUD!

I’m high up on a mesa at Garlic Breath at Melee Island for this picture!