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The final image for the feed πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈβ„οΈπŸ’– By @trisha_hadley 
Styling @stylingbybethany
The final image for the feed πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈβ„οΈπŸ’– By @trisha_hadley Styling @stylingbybethany
Don't worry- @trisha_hadley has me covered ✨β™₯️
Makeup/Hair: @stylingbybethany
Don't worry- @trisha_hadley has me covered ✨β™₯️ Makeup/Hair: @stylingbybethany
@trisha_hadley and @stylingbybethany made me look like a beautiful light&fluffy  pretty angel/creature...holy moly. I'm always stunned by the ways Trish turns photographs into works of art. I'm art! Wow. I'm speechless and I love this. 
On a different note:
The beautiful work on my left arm by @bigstevetattoo it's so surreal seeing a tattoo come together over time. For almost 3 years now we have been adding to my arm. Since I saw the Tea-b-8 in his portfolio of original drawings and punny concepts. From then on we've added the R2-teacup and key-3po and moth vader. The saber-stick and the death star perfume atomizer. It's been something Steve and I would brainstorm together about and I have done my best to sit still in his chair while he works to get all the details just right. I'm excited to get this arm entered in at some tattoo conventions this year. 😊 I feel like working on a sleeve or large personal piece with a tattoo artist is such a journey and is so fun. It sucks when the pain gets to you, but there's a fire within that knows that it's not going to kill anyone...so we endure and then have beautiful reminders that we are strong. πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ anyone relate on this topic? I feel like tattoos are so taboo..πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
@trisha_hadley and @stylingbybethany made me look like a beautiful light&fluffy pretty angel/creature...holy moly. I'm always stunned by the ways Trish turns photographs into works of art. I'm art! Wow. I'm speechless and I love this. On a different note: The beautiful work on my left arm by @bigstevetattoo it's so surreal seeing a tattoo come together over time. For almost 3 years now we have been adding to my arm. Since I saw the Tea-b-8 in his portfolio of original drawings and punny concepts. From then on we've added the R2-teacup and key-3po and moth vader. The saber-stick and the death star perfume atomizer. It's been something Steve and I would brainstorm together about and I have done my best to sit still in his chair while he works to get all the details just right. I'm excited to get this arm entered in at some tattoo conventions this year. 😊 I feel like working on a sleeve or large personal piece with a tattoo artist is such a journey and is so fun. It sucks when the pain gets to you, but there's a fire within that knows that it's not going to kill anyone...so we endure and then have beautiful reminders that we are strong. πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ anyone relate on this topic? I feel like tattoos are so taboo..πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
Missing Matty & Nani today. πŸ’–
Thanks @blueskies_and_dragonflies for the picture!
Missing Matty & Nani today. πŸ’– Thanks @blueskies_and_dragonflies for the picture!
Sorry but I can't wait to post this. Do you see how pretty this look is?! DO YOU SEE HOW PRETTY I AM and also how awesome my eyes are??! Yes I'm Bragging. Yes I almost wrote "do you see how pretty I look" or "how awesome my eyes can be"

I need to own my shit when it comes to my confidence and stop using that bs language because I'm scared what people may think. F*ck it. Time to own it.
Sorry but I can't wait to post this. Do you see how pretty this look is?! DO YOU SEE HOW PRETTY I AM and also how awesome my eyes are??! Yes I'm Bragging. Yes I almost wrote "do you see how pretty I look" or "how awesome my eyes can be" I need to own my shit when it comes to my confidence and stop using that bs language because I'm scared what people may think. F*ck it. Time to own it.
There was a night a couple years ago when I got to hang out with @andromedaofearth and I asked her if another light could be turned on because I was having trouble seeing. She happily got up to turn on a lamp and said "of course! Thank you for asking for what you need!" I was dumbfounded. Id never before had someone thank me for asking for what I needed and it's stuck with me ever since. It's such a simple idea but many of us go through life not asking for the things that we need. For what makes us happy, safe, comfortable. Since that evening I have often thought about this exchange, and I do my best to thank people for their honesty and for helping me help them. If you don't ask, no one will know how to give you what you need to feel any type of way. So ask. Especially if you have any type of mental health issues. Anxiety & adhd are my biggest ones and there are many times that I've had to ask people to slow down, help me understand, and when my anxiety makes up stories I occasionally will say "the story I'm making up in my head is (blank) is that what's happening?" Most times my mind makes up some BS and I then am able to reassure myself! Ask ask ask! Have any of you had an experience like this or any of what I just rambled about?
There was a night a couple years ago when I got to hang out with @andromedaofearth and I asked her if another light could be turned on because I was having trouble seeing. She happily got up to turn on a lamp and said "of course! Thank you for asking for what you need!" I was dumbfounded. Id never before had someone thank me for asking for what I needed and it's stuck with me ever since. It's such a simple idea but many of us go through life not asking for the things that we need. For what makes us happy, safe, comfortable. Since that evening I have often thought about this exchange, and I do my best to thank people for their honesty and for helping me help them. If you don't ask, no one will know how to give you what you need to feel any type of way. So ask. Especially if you have any type of mental health issues. Anxiety & adhd are my biggest ones and there are many times that I've had to ask people to slow down, help me understand, and when my anxiety makes up stories I occasionally will say "the story I'm making up in my head is (blank) is that what's happening?" Most times my mind makes up some BS and I then am able to reassure myself! Ask ask ask! Have any of you had an experience like this or any of what I just rambled about?
Ya Gurl has the @jaclynhill palette now. Watch out. πŸ’–
#jaclynhillpalette #morphexjaclynhill
When you get to play dress up in @trisha_hadley studio...you must find time for a selfie πŸ’–πŸ‘—βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Ps. Peep that star wars sleeve! So bold and bright! My left armwork by the magical mystical award-winning: @bigstevetattoo
When you get to play dress up in @trisha_hadley studio...you must find time for a selfie πŸ’–πŸ‘—βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Ps. Peep that star wars sleeve! So bold and bright! My left armwork by the magical mystical award-winning: @bigstevetattoo
This cat has been bringing me Christmas ornaments like they are mice...anyone want a new cat? Lol πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ Factoids about Luke: 
He talks loudly and is a spoopy boy. Answers to Luke, Lukey boy, Lucas, Dumbass, Spooky, Spoopy, WHAT DID YOU JUST DO, and sometimes he doesn't answer to anything at all...unless there are treats or food. Sometimes I like him. Sometimes he kills my succulents. It's a love hate relationship..πŸŽ„πŸ±πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
#lukeandleiacats #lukeyboy
This cat has been bringing me Christmas ornaments like they are mice...anyone want a new cat? Lol πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ Factoids about Luke: He talks loudly and is a spoopy boy. Answers to Luke, Lukey boy, Lucas, Dumbass, Spooky, Spoopy, WHAT DID YOU JUST DO, and sometimes he doesn't answer to anything at all...unless there are treats or food. Sometimes I like him. Sometimes he kills my succulents. It's a love hate relationship..πŸŽ„πŸ±πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #lukeandleiacats  #lukeyboy 
Been getting in the spirit all week long. I just love "nesting" my home in the winter. Like preparing for the cold and hibernation season! Today I fixed our dishwasher and yesterday I installed a new shower head. I'm very handy and I'm feeling like a badass lately! πŸ˜ŠπŸšΏπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻
Been getting in the spirit all week long. I just love "nesting" my home in the winter. Like preparing for the cold and hibernation season! Today I fixed our dishwasher and yesterday I installed a new shower head. I'm very handy and I'm feeling like a badass lately! πŸ˜ŠπŸšΏπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻
TIME FOR A BRAG:
Once upon a time, before I ever worked at @electric_chair_tattoo  when I would hang out at the shop and visit @chelseyglysz while she was working.... @reverendjoshuagerics needed a portrait reference for a piece he was doing...so because I just so happened to be at the right place at the right time....He tattooed my face onto a random guys' arm! This was one of the coolest things that I've ever gotten to be a part of and the other day I realized not many people even know that story! I wish I had a better picture of the finished/healed piece or knew the name of the person that has my face on their body but at the time I was pretty in shock that this was actually real life. 
Most people never will have the opportunity to be incorporated into a strangers' tattoo...but I hope by now you all know that I'm not most people...😈🀩😎
TIME FOR A BRAG: Once upon a time, before I ever worked at @electric_chair_tattoo when I would hang out at the shop and visit @chelseyglysz while she was working.... @reverendjoshuagerics needed a portrait reference for a piece he was doing...so because I just so happened to be at the right place at the right time....He tattooed my face onto a random guys' arm! This was one of the coolest things that I've ever gotten to be a part of and the other day I realized not many people even know that story! I wish I had a better picture of the finished/healed piece or knew the name of the person that has my face on their body but at the time I was pretty in shock that this was actually real life. Most people never will have the opportunity to be incorporated into a strangers' tattoo...but I hope by now you all know that I'm not most people...😈🀩😎
If you don't know who @brenebrown is please do the following:
1. exit instagram 
2. open YouTube 
3. search: brene brown ted talk 
4. watch the older one first
5. watch the other 
6. go to the app store & download @audible (your first book is free!) 7. listen to any/all of her books
8. you're welcome 😘
If you don't know who @brenebrown is please do the following: 1. exit instagram 2. open YouTube 3. search: brene brown ted talk 4. watch the older one first 5. watch the other 6. go to the app store & download @audible (your first book is free!) 7. listen to any/all of her books 8. you're welcome 😘
Those of you that know me, know how much 11:11 is a part of my life. Everytime I see it I message people to wish. I see patterns of 1's all the time. It's my thing. 
The number 1 in numerology is the number of the leader. 
The number pattern of 1 repeated 2 or three times in a row ventures into the realm of angelic. And, in angel numbers 11 or 111, or 1111 means that a person is getting a message from above. That message is guidance is coming down and I know I've got my guardians always. 
Happy 11/11 everyone! 
Do you see any patterns like this in your life? Do you believe in numerology? Angels?
Those of you that know me, know how much 11:11 is a part of my life. Everytime I see it I message people to wish. I see patterns of 1's all the time. It's my thing. The number 1 in numerology is the number of the leader. The number pattern of 1 repeated 2 or three times in a row ventures into the realm of angelic. And, in angel numbers 11 or 111, or 1111 means that a person is getting a message from above. That message is guidance is coming down and I know I've got my guardians always. Happy 11/11 everyone! Do you see any patterns like this in your life? Do you believe in numerology? Angels?
And just like that, 
autumn was gone. πŸ‚
And just like that, autumn was gone. πŸ‚
Being yourself is difficult. Especially when you feel like you can't catch up with everyone else. When you feel like your always a step behind. It's been a difficult season for me but I need to remind myself (again and again) that progress is not linear and to KEEP MOVING. The cold weather is no good for my soul and my mind. I miss the grass between my toes and the sun on my shoulders. It's ironic that seasonal affective disorder spells S.A.D. isn't it? It's been a perfect reflection of how I've been feeling since mid-september. Just going through the motions and trying not to get stuck in my head. Give me back the sunshine, I need the fuel and warmth. Take me someplace where I can complain about 60Β° weather being "too cold" πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€
Being yourself is difficult. Especially when you feel like you can't catch up with everyone else. When you feel like your always a step behind. It's been a difficult season for me but I need to remind myself (again and again) that progress is not linear and to KEEP MOVING. The cold weather is no good for my soul and my mind. I miss the grass between my toes and the sun on my shoulders. It's ironic that seasonal affective disorder spells S.A.D. isn't it? It's been a perfect reflection of how I've been feeling since mid-september. Just going through the motions and trying not to get stuck in my head. Give me back the sunshine, I need the fuel and warmth. Take me someplace where I can complain about 60Β° weather being "too cold" πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€
@hardstark is my favorite....murder podcaster 😘 #seewhatididthere πŸ–€β€οΈπŸ–€
@hardstark is my favorite....murder podcaster 😘 #seewhatididthere  πŸ–€β€οΈπŸ–€
Thomas has helped me through some of the worst and weirdest times. He loves me with or without eyebrows, he adores my family, and he uses a really cute high-pitched voice when he's talking to the cats. (It's truly adorable I swear) I finally got him to smile with his teeth and to put the right amount of toothpaste on his toothbrush πŸ˜‚
@tomas.james I couldn't be happier to pick up your socks no matter where you leave them and to keep refilling the water filter 😊
I know I can't ever say this enough; I am so lucky to have you. The ways you support and encourage me are beyond what I've ever felt. You make me want to be better, and that's all I could ever want. And more. It's all happening!! and I can't wait to see what comes next for us β™₯οΈπŸŽƒ
Thomas has helped me through some of the worst and weirdest times. He loves me with or without eyebrows, he adores my family, and he uses a really cute high-pitched voice when he's talking to the cats. (It's truly adorable I swear) I finally got him to smile with his teeth and to put the right amount of toothpaste on his toothbrush πŸ˜‚ @tomas.james I couldn't be happier to pick up your socks no matter where you leave them and to keep refilling the water filter 😊 I know I can't ever say this enough; I am so lucky to have you. The ways you support and encourage me are beyond what I've ever felt. You make me want to be better, and that's all I could ever want. And more. It's all happening!! and I can't wait to see what comes next for us β™₯οΈπŸŽƒ
((I don't wear glasses))
((I don't wear glasses))