So these tattoos have been sitting in my inbox, waiting for me to write up a post about them for so long. But I’m overwhelmed with trying to explain the awesome. So here’s Nathan’s explanation word for word:
I’m Nathan McAllister, 26 yo banker and nerd. I got my first tat when I was 19. matching crosses with my wife of now 7 years, Kim. I waited four more years till I got my second. I was with my wife when she was getting a coverup done. We had taken her dad to get his first to a shop her family had used before. My wife, instead of waiting for our tried and true artist, went to the next available guy.
During her session, he asked if I was getting anything and I said “no” that I couldn’t find anyone I would trust to do what I wanted. Slightly insulted, he asked what I could possibly want… “Princess Leia”… He literally STOPS tattooing Kim, “…In the Gold Bikini?” “Of course in the gold bikini!” He begged to do the piece, listing his geeky qualifications. So I got the Slave Leia, loved his work and we’ve been customers and friends since.
We’ve gotten seven more tattoos this year alone. I got the Bob-Omb and Bullet Bill on my arms and continued the Star Wars leg with my favorite, my Boba Fett with Han Solo in carbonite about two months ago.
For the coup de grace we met my artist in Orlando (about a 90 minute drive from where I live in tampa bay) for Star Wars Celebration V. I got to meet Carrie Fisher and she autographed my Leia tat (blue ink). She was pretty cool. Said she liked the tat and I’m pretty sure my foot touched her boob! Jeremiah was of course there for all four days of the convention and he brought his equipment and I got it inked that day (black ink).
Good pics aren’t that easy to come by so I took some from Jeremiah’s facebook and website, http://www.forbiddenimages.com/artists/Jeremiah%5FMcCabe/. His name is Jeremiah McCabe and works at Forbidden Images in New Port Richey, FL. The pic with the Fetts is at the convention and the pics of the work being done is just to show his dedication… He’s in SW shirts during every tattoo… And since the Fett was 9.5 hours straight in one sitting, it was a star wars party at the shop with episodes V and IV running in the background.