Monday, June 6, 2011

tattoo: polaroid edition

Hi there! Do you have a tattoo? I had my first one this week...  I was thinking about it in the last few years and it has been on my "new year resolution" list a few times! This week at last I cross it of my list! (don't you just love it when that happens?) I had my favorite Sx70 polaroid land camera, a spiral and a ball of yarn tattooed on my forearm. yeeeeei! ♥ So I will share with you some photos of my knitting and appliances related tattoo , and grab the situation to show you some really old stuff.

really old shit!

i love u  (2007)
don't go (2008)


my story with polaroids starts when I was a little kid. My father had bought a Polaroid 600 and we were playing with it all the time, but it got "too expensive and old" and nobody cared about it for the next 20 years! But when I was at the Photography school I heard of Samaras' polaroids and got super excited, I bought some film and searched for the old camera. I shot a lot! and then one day the Polaroid announces that their factories are shutting down...    mio dio!


my campaign to save polaroid

and then the impossible project arrived..
Everybody started "save polaroid" campaigns asking polaroid not to close! C'mmon we want our toys! There were of course fuji's instant films but they're not the same(love them too)! Anyway it seemed like nobody cared, and then... the impossible project guys arrived... and brought some new films. I bought some from the first flush to contribute, there were nice, although I think after that the whole thing got too commercialized and hype. But that fact didn't prevent me from loving polaroid. I asked my friend Nikos to make me a polaroid ring and he did! As one can tell, polaroid was part of my life, and for that I was considering having a tattoo...

2010

my plans to have a polaroid tattoo.. 


perfectionista por excellencia 
tattoo time! 


happy me







and I did it!
what do you think of it? and if you have a tattoo, what is it?
considering of doing a yarn edition!
cheers
marietta ♥ 

5 comments:

  1. Looks awesome!

    PS. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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  2. Very cute! I also have a yarn tattoo, and it might be one of my favorites!

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  3. Μαριέττα είμαι πολύ ρετρό και μ´ αρέσουν όλα τα παλιά πράγματα! Οπότε μου φαίνεται πολύ ρομαντική η αγάπη σου για την Polaroid! Άσε που θεωρώ ανυπέρβλητς καλύτερες από τις ψηφιακές τις αναλογικές μηχανές. Πολλά φιλιά και στις δυο σας! Ψάξτε και θα βρείτε ποιά είμαι... Με ξέρετε πολύ καλά...

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  4. χαχαχα και όμως σε καταλάβαμε Χριστίνα! τι καλά , δεν ήξερα οτι έχεις μπλογκ.

    φιλάκια, μαριεττα ♥

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  5. Καλώς σας βρήκα! Πολύ όμορφο το blog σας! :-)

    Τέλειο το tattoo σου! Πραγματικά έχω αρχίσει κι εγώ να σκέφτομαι σοβαρά να κάνω ακόμη ένα τρελιάρικο-crafty tattoo, αλλά δεν έχω αποφασίσει ακόμα τι. Έχω ήδη ένα λουλούδι που ξεκινάει από το μεγάλο δάχτυλο του αριστερού μου ποδιού και ανεβαίνει μέχρι την καμάρα(δεν ξέρω αν βγάζει νόημα,άλλο να το δεις). Το είχα κάνει μαζί με την κολλητή μου χρόνια πριν.

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