Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The ReLaunch

Welcome to the re-launch of SonjaMissio.com! Or, "The Website Formally Known as 90 Minutes of Hopp."

Apparently, some gentleman from the Ukraine stole*my old domain. I emailed him, LinkedIn'ed him, but to no avail, so I ended up with SonjaMissio.com (make sure you update your bookmarks!)

But let's not dwell on that, it’s a new year and I plan to make the most of it; lots of things have been going on and not just online.

For starters, on Sunday Udinese played—quite possibly—the worst game in their 118 year history, losing 3 – 2 at home to Lazio.

On paper, it may not look that bad of a scoreline; sure, they loss at home, but at least it was a close/high scoring game, right?


I will wait while you Google a recap of the match.


Now that you know what happened, you can imagine my disgust and repulsion (and my being a little ball of sad). So, what’s a girl to do when her team destroys her and leaves her shattered?

Well, if she's this girl, she gets them forever branded onto her flesh.

Welcome to 2014, the new SonjaMissio.com, and my new (and first!) ink.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at The Society of the Seven Crowns Tattoo and the amazing (and patience, and gentle, and reassuring, and talented) Robyn Lee, who worked on me and answered all of my ridiculous questions. She also had a great playlist on: YYYs, Beck, Jack White, etc. It was meant to be. 

Anyway, the original sketch, an older version of the Udinese crest :

(bonus!: I'm so white, it didn't even need to be filled in with white!) 

Halfway through the session, fun fact: it less painful than Sunday's match:

(tip!: bring your big brother along so he can photo-doc the process, thank you David!)

The crest is simple, but bold. Strong, but shapely. Plus, it points north, #aleUdin

(pre-gold border, no laurels)

And c'est fin! The final product in only about an hour:

(the border is actually gold, it looks orange because my blood started to pool and seep everywhere. OH BOY!)

And I know what you're thinking, "but Sonja! Don't you work in a corporate, business professional world? And you're really pretty!" Well, you're right (on both accounts), but don't worry, I thought of that. Behold! How my arm looks straight on:

(you can't see it! You also can't see it from the back)

In fact you can't see it unless I do this:

(arm twist!)

Thank you again Robyn Lee and Seven Crowns! And to Udinese, who constantly reminds me: Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

Oh, and guys, please don’t tell my dad.


*purchased it when my account expired

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