Sunday, July 11, 2010

Betty Bo, I love you so.

Meet my latest obsession, Betty Bo.


That's right, I got a car, finally! After what seemed like forever, searching craigslist up and down, I came across this beauty. She's a 1980 El Camino, and she's the prettiest color teal ever. Of course she matches my bike, Dita.






I showed up at work today really early, so I took some photos to share. I work at the cutest tattoo shop ever, after all, I mean, it's only fair that you guys get to see where I spend my days. <3







I also got new business cards made, cute!


If you're ever in Portland, come get tattooed, look at pretty jewelery and tasty jam, or just stop by to say hi :)



I had the pleasure to tattoo 3 lovely ladies yesterday, visiting from Seattle. One of them got this done, fun!


My friend Corey is on tour again and spent a day in Portland, so we got to hangout. 


I'm hoping to find some time and inspiration to do something creative the next two days, it has really been too long!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

xoxo.


36 comments:

cArLa said...

that has to be the loveliest tattoo shop i've ever seen... i still would love you to tattoo me one day... please don't move away too soon!

Mandi said...

Wow, nice ride! :) And I definitely am smitten with that tattoo idea. I love the idea of a portrait, but not in a traditional style. I may be visiting a friend in Portland this Fall. Maybe I should book an appointment with you? :)

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Smacko said...

I adore Betty! She's a real character, I looove it. I hope you are still tattooing in Oregon in a few years, because my boyfriend promised to drive with me (from California) to get tattooed by you!

Love and Turtledoves,
Jaco

Martha Bonneau said...

Awesome car & I looooove your cards!

dez E. said...

if and when i decide to move to portland, i'm definitely going to have to get a lovely tattoo from you! i'm thinking an old school hour glass! :)

*TRINE* said...

wow, this car is awesome!!

xoxo trine

Kim-Anh Nguyen ART said...

Are you coming back to Europe one day :) ???

and your business cards are the cutest i ever seen !

AmyFlorence said...

Your tattoo shop is the cutest ever! All the tattoo parlours in my area are really dark and grungy, and a little scary!

Ronise said...

cool car! and really adorable tattoo shop. the ones i go are to cute like that. :)

sara said...

I love old cars! I hope to get one someday ahah

cool cards! the pug was my fave from the dog serie!

Becky Farley said...

I'm jealous of betty bo! ;) very awesome for you!!!
Ummm there is a Mickey dog picture on the wall in one of those pictures (well what Mick should look like).
I love the business cards :)

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

In love with that tattoo shop. Wish it was in NJ and not so very far away!

pattyo said...

The car looks great! I love your shop--it looks so cozy!

Amy said...

Love the car! I hope it runs as good as it looks! I recommend to find a machanic shop that you trust! And possibly learn to do some things on your own. My father would tell you that cars from that era are easier to repair b/c they are not all computerized. Plus, their bodies and bumpers are better and safer than modern ones. Good luck!

happy owl erin said...

how cute is your little shop?! dying for a new tattoo, wish it could be in portland.
xo
glad things are going well, and your new ride looks super fun.

bee. said...

i love this post (:

The Mama Monster said...

Yay, congrats on the car!!!! Your shop is adorable... None of our shops out here look like that!

XO,
The Mama Monster

Jodie said...

if only distance wasn't an issue, I would get you to do all of my tattoos :)
sweet ride, and love those new cards
xx

Alice said...

...but it looks like you get to do something creative EVERY day! I get more and more jealous of your workplace...

kaelah beauregarde said...

love teh car and love the shop!

to say i've missed your blog is such an understatement! so glad you're back!

xo
kaelah

RachelDenbow said...

your car is rad! I'm happy to hear that things are looking up again and you're enjoying summertime in Portland! Your hair is fantastic! Give cupcake a squeeze for me.

Sarah said...

i love love love love your new car! its beautiful! and oh my goodness gracious the tattoo place is soooo beautiful!!! i love how they jewelry and jam!! its beautiful! and your new business cards are amazing!! will there be a print of the pug for sale in your etsy shop? i love him!

Pinkzombies said...

one of my friends last night told me that she wanted to get a tea cup and kettle on her clavicles and i recommended you. She laughed and said you were the artist she already had in mind..BLEW MY WORLD, because we both have been secretly wanting tattoos from you and wanting to visit Portland. We are offically modivated to save and travel now together with our men for tats and Portland-ism.

christina said...

hey ima have to come visit ill be up ther next month
who makes those earings??? is there a way you can purchase them and resell them to me on etsy!!!! i need them!

JigsawJones said...

Yeah, that is a really cool shop! We have some excellent ones here in Austin, but most of them are just tattoo shops. We had one that sold hair accessories, like dread falls and stuff, but it closed down. boo.

Lisa said...

That is definitely the custest tattoo-shop ever! Much nicer than any I have ever been into... I might even be brave enough to get one if I went there! :)

claire said...

That car is amazing!

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

You have the cutest tattoo shop ever! Also I love the color of your car. An old friend of mine swore she would get an El Camino ever since like 5th grade and what do you know, she finally got her baby lol.

http://littlesugarmonster.blogspot.com

Petal said...

Love the ride. Back in high school (won't mention how long ago that was) my Dad would let me drive his El Camino. To this day when I see one it brings back great memories. Loved that car.

Ronise said...

you should be in this contest: http://www.inkedmag.com/sailorjerry2011
i hope you do. :)

stephanie said...

that shop looks totally adorable. & i am so digging your new hair... its pretty much awesome.

Pinkzombies said...

so i offically need to visit you and get this half sleeve, pls!!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=159868&fbid=117745264923156&id=116275865070096

Silvitanova said...

Great car, wow! I would be very comfortable in your shop. I Would like to get my first tattoo, but I still didn't find the right artist yet.
Please do a european-tour!
silvia
ps We are still very happy with your tea pot cover in our kitchen!!

Autumn Rae said...

Please update soon. Your blog was one of my favorites to read. Thank you.

Eden said...

you look so adorable in your little car! :)