My first ever tattoo – at 60

I got my first ever tattoo recently – just before my 60th birthday.

The tattoo represents my membership of the Veteran Surf Project, personalised to reflect my service with the Australian Army (because the basic VSP logo is too RAAFie-looking for my liking 😉 ).

The date under the main tattoo reflects my first surf lesson with VSP – in fact, my first ever surfing attempt – but, I’m now up to about 120 sessions with VSP, plus a couple ‘outside’ as well.

Overall, it took about 3 hours to get inked – with much thanks to Matt at Iron Anvil Tattoos, Nowra, NSW, for doing a great job.


Included music…
No Cry – Fasion
Save It for a Rainy Day – Margareta


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Brian Hartigan






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