Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pins and Needles

I came across a vintage collection of Burmese tattoo needles and was instantly gripped by their raw intriguing beauty. The metal pins are weighted on top with a rendered casting of a deity or Nat, a Burmese spirit, and stand a little over 15 inches tall. Without a doubt my newest obsession and what's currently topping the Birthday Wish List [T-minus 28 days, just saying].


P.S. Pardon my elementary camera skills, but it's impossible to take National Geographic-worthy photos after a near Sensory Overload meltdown.

10 comments:

Joyce said...

These would make a wonderful collection. Very pretty. xoxo

TheBeautyFile said...

These are totally amazing...great find!!

Chris said...

Courtney, my dear, sweet, beautiful friend...
I HATE you! Too F*#king cool. My birthday, T-minus 9 days. Maybe I'll add to my sleeve a tat done with Burmese needle. Peace baby!

jroot said...

You need to start an etsy store with all your amazing finds! So curious about the fabrics you found and the robe too!

jae said...

I'm obsessed with tattoo art lately. These are incredibly fascinating...just think of all the art they've created.

Vanessa said...

Those are very cool. Look at the size! You've got to be pretty hardcore to get tattooed with one of them.

LiLu said...

Those are awesome... what a cool find!

Frau said...

Very Unique!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

wow absolutely rad.

Anonymous said...

I have a bunch of these, a collection I started in 94.. becareful of replicas.. the real old ones are very expensive ,but hard to really tell what is new to be made looking antique..so it is easy to get ripped off... no info in print really to determine what is "antique"..