So now I’m a tattoo artist?

I’ve been working on my latest commission and it just keeps me laughing. The doll is of Stacee Jaxx, the character that Tom Cruise plays in “Rock of Ages” (which is a fantastic movie, by the way – especially if you grew up an 80s kid like me!).

Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx
      Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx

Now if you’ve looked at my gallery you have an idea of the kind of work that I do. Very cutesy, cuddly (hence Cuddle Buddies, right? lol) and if it wasn’t odd enough to throw Snoop Dogg, my last commission, in the mix with My Little Ponies and baby dragons, this one is really a major departure. Now don’t get me wrong – I welcome a challenge! But I never realised when I started taking commissions that I would end up making rappers and tattooed rockstars! I’m pretty pleased, though, with how the tiny tattooes are turning out and I can’t wait to get more of the doll put together.

But I can’t help cracking up as I sit here embroidering tiny tattooes and drawing on nipples to the bared chest. I never could have imagined such a thing! And let’s not forget the skin-tight leather pants. Oh ehm gee.