Back in February I got a totally random yet awesome email from a lady named Maureen from a new magazine called Scoliosis Quarterly, regarding my tattoos. She was putting together an article for their Summer Issue about people who have had spinal fusion surgery, and have since gotten tattoos to celebrate their journey with scoliosis. When I asked her how she found me, and how she knew I had said tattoos, she said she googled “scoliosis tattoos” and a picture I had posted on twitter years prior came up in her search results. Ladies and gentlemen – the freaky phenomenon that is modern technology! Of course I was thrilled and totally on board!
Maureen asked if I would be willing to answer a few questions and send some pictures of my tattoos for her to use in the magazine. I was more than happy to oblige and even decided to use this as an excuse to have a fun little photo shoot with my sweet sweet friend Kristy Wolfe of Kristy Wolfe Photography.
Kristy and I met in the “New Mom’s Network” as she has a beautiful little boy named Kane that is a few months older than Asher. We successfully put both the boys down for a nap and snuck in a very entertaining and slightly scandalous photo shoot in her living room. Lucky neighbours!
My scoliosis/tattoo related stats for anyone who is interested:
Some fun before & after photos:
Being that Scoliosis Quarterly is a strictly print magazine (how refreshing right?) and fully copyrighted I can’t post the actual content here on my blog. If you or anyone you know has been touched by scoliosis, I would highly recommend the subscription and you can head right on over to their website to order your hard copy.
However, I can post some of the photos Kristy took for the magazine feature.
Here are some of my favorite shots.
Disclaimer – these photos were taken to show off my tattoo, my scar and my back. Hide your eyes if you can’t handle a little skin.
Thanks to Maureen and Scoliosis Quarterly for inviting me to be a part of the second issue. I have already read and learned so much from this issue I look forward to the next one!