I got my 5th tattoo on Saturday, 8/19/06. I like to think of it as my old dragon (my first tattoo, currently covered by a monkey) reincarnated. (It was also my present to myself for passing my Shodan exam in July.) It's a Han Dynasty style dragon which wraps from my back around my left hip and peeks out in front a bit.

This photo was taken the first morning after, right after I'd taken off the bandage, cleaned, and lotioned it up. It took 3.5 hours. And although it wasn't actually too painful this time around, I've gotta start doing smaller pieces (and preferably not ones that go right over hip bones, ankles, etc.).

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