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 to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!

Behind The Scenes: Studio City Tattoo

Behind The Scenes: Studio City Tattoo

Trying not to laugh at Sam

Yes, you read that right: Studio City Tattoo. This mission was for 2 tattoosone for each arm. Kind of crazy I know, but this wasn't just a last minute decision for an adrenaline rush. This time around I went with a purpose and it involved some help from my friend and calligrapher, Christie Jones of Bedsidesign. Last week I shared the story behind my new tattoos and the collaboration with Christie. Today I'm giving you the behind the scenes of my visit with Captain Dave. While this wasn't my first experience in the chair, Captain Dave made it the easiest. He may look like a tough guy but this artist nailed the delicate look of Christie's designs, solidifying he is a master of his craft. Additional proof can be seen in Sam's latest tattoo of The Goonies skull and bones. While Sam documented this process and kept me company, my nerves were more of what will my mother think but that's another story for another time. If you're interested in calligraphy services, be sure to check out Christie's site and for those located in Los Angeles, Captain Dave is the man to see for your next tattoo, especially if it's your first. Of course, I highly recommend combining both masters of their craft because in my eyes, they are an awesome dynamic duo.Date Night at Studio City Tattoo

Studio City Tattoo

Up close and personal Captain Dave from Studio City Tattoo Before the Ink / Calligraphy by Christie Jones of Bedsidesign

One side done! Calligraphy by Christie Jones of Bedsidesign

 

Quotable: Moonrise Kingdom

Adventure: Badminton In The Park

Adventure: Badminton In The Park