Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fly High...



It's 9:06am...and I'm up hoping my day at work will be better than my off days at home. I haven't smoked any weed in a few days, so I been dealing with my fuck ups head on, I really don't know if my "tattoo" clients read my blogs..it seems like mostly the fans of my ART and writing read them...everyone who reads them know how much I hate doing butterfly tattoos...so I did this piece (never finished it) about 3 years ago called "Fly High" this was when everyone wanted butterflies with the "Miya Bailey" eye in the wings...the ONLY reason I ever tattooed them was to make the PEOPLE happy...so I would smoke a blunt to zone out and do the tattoo and dream how it would feel like to be a high Butterfly randomly flying through the minds of my clients...maybe if I could FEEL the reason behind why they love them so much I would put my emotion and soul behind the tattoo...and for some weird reason it works. If I don't look at them as just a butterfly I won't get depressed by being asked to do them a million times in a year...Thank God for imagination, my escape from reality...I still don't like doing them, BUT its balanced out the look my clients give me once they see their new tattoo in the mirror for the first time...a rebirth of their body and spirit...I will finish this drawing, and put it in my book..I think it was the first time I had ever used color micro ink pens...I like the look so...its time to touch that drawing again...Fly High

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Butterflies are very overdone that for sure ... but they way you add the eye is amazing!!!
I've also been bud free for about 3 weeks now... dealing with reality. ( Oh yeah and the headaches that come from the lack of it... ) FYI... Your tattoo clients DO read your blogs!
Keegan

Kid Captain Coolout said...

I think the idea of cats coming to you for your version of the butterfly is some dope shit. It's almost like a crew/group/gang tatt. They want it the way you do it and that's what makes it unique. Turnin that old pussy into the new-new... big up! As for the absence of ailments... I'm on my 169th day of being completely sober. It works if you work it so work it you're worth it!

P.I.M.P.!! said...

As a creative being, I fully understand your need to go beyond the image of the butterfly to make it worthwhile for you. I love the sketch and I agree you should finish it. That is the work of an artist to create. No two butterflies are the same. I love what the butterfly represents: metamorphosis, transformation, rebirth. When I was little about 5 or so, I associated butterflies with the presence of God. So every time I see one for me that'sGod sending me a message. That's my reasoning for wanting you to create one especially for me and I love it. As long as you make your work fulfill for you it will never become boring, but then I think you already know this :)

Miya Bailey said...

Yall are the BEST thank you..MB

Wanna said...

Miya I could not imagine my butterfly without that eye. Didn't know you felt this way but I am glad you created my work of art with the eye. It is not only a conversation piece but a symbol of what(a metamorphosis) I was actually going through at that time in my life. Keep doing what you do, its all appreciated.

Geeky Black Girl said...

I've been reading your blogs even before I came to you to get a tattoo. I am not a butterfly person and interestingly enough when someone saw my new tattoo for the first time to day, they asked if it was a butterfly. I think your art is beautiful and your rendition of the butterfly exquisite.

Hooks said...

Sorry, forgot to tell you that the "Fly High" piece is amazing. Keep up the good therapy man.