Corkscrew Tattoo

A few years ago, I mulled the idea of getting a tattoo of a corkscrew, and at the time a few collectors weighed in with their suggestions.

There is particular tattoo artist whose work I really like here in Maine, and she has a waiting list. In fact, she is so in demand, that she only opens her books for appointments. And, with COVID over the last year and a half, tattooing hasn’t been happening much.

Over the last week or so, she announced that she was again taking clients. That said, the subject matter needs to meet her style. And, I have no doubt that she thought that a vintage corkscrew was not only cool, but does mirror her stylings.

So, we put in a tattoo request, and a few days ago got the following response:

“Hello Josef!

Thank you for submitting a request form to schedule a tattoo appointment with me.

The piece you’ve inquired about; Vintage corkscrew ( ____________ patent) on right inner forearm, about 4″ x 6″ in size will take me an estimated 3 hours to complete.

My first available date is….”

Of course, the type of patent wasn’t left blank in the email, but it could make for a fun round of guessing…

Feel free to make a guess.

Of course, in two months the truth will reveal itself.