I've just realized that I never posted pictures of my banner lady!
Here she is; Dollmore Tattoo Socheon, given the name of Xochilt (pronounced So-cheel) by my friend Bren.
Yes, she is tattooed ALL over her body. They are beautiful. The tattoos are inscribed into the resin surface, and then inked.
Edit: I should add that the tattoos must have been inscribed on the model from which she was cast. Ten copies of each of this model (colour scheme) were made, and she is the second model. There are two more models after her. The black colour appears to have been brushed into the incisions with just the coloured portions being painted. That's still a lot of work! And the original model was painted all over.
To me, she is embodiment of joy and Spring. She is photographed here with spring flowers from my garden, photographed in October, I think.
Spot the unicorn...
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.