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My first tattoo... And I PUKED!

So, for my birthday, my mother took me to get a tattoo. I was hoping she would come with me because it was going to me a lot to me... I have been through so much in my life and this tattoo was sort of like a stepping-stone for me, a way to reach the future. And my mother has been going to the same place for her tattoos, all nine of them, for years. So, the day came and we went. It was like a family outing... My cousin also went to get her third tattoo and my mother ... read more

My first tattoos at 14 years old

I understand that this story is to be about one mod only, however to me, these two small tattoos are one and the same only representing different aspects. I had always wanted tattoos and piercings since I was about 5. It has just always been something I wanted to be a part of my life and when I was 14 or 15 I jumped at the chance to have my friend Chris do it for me. Just to give you a little background, leading up to this point, I was staying in Orange County with a group of kids I ... read more

Mon premier tatouage à l'âge de 14 ans, expérience mitigée !

Du plus loin que je m'en souvienne, j'ai toujours été intéressée par les modifications corporelles. Bien qu'ayant seulement 18 ans, mon corps porte déjà plusieurs stigmates de modifications plus ou moins réussies ! Une des premières a été mon tatouage pour mon anniversaire, le jour de mes 14 ans. A cette époque je ne m'intéressais pas autant au tatouage qu'aujourd'hui. N'empêche que j'en voulais un. Par caprice ? Peut-être. Un mois avant l'acte, je fouillais dans tous les magazines de flash pour trouver un motif un temps soit peu plaisant. Mon père était décédé un an et demi plus tôt ... read more

The next step to becoming the "Crazy cat lady"

I have written multiple experiences for BME over the years, and many of you know me from the IAM community. You probably know that I'm not actually 35, and please understand my womanly need not to tell my age to everyone I meet. I am legally an adult and feel older and more "crazy cat lady"-like every birthday that passes me by. I have proved my obsession with cats in many ways, the most obvious ones being my house-hold of 4 cats and two of my cats being tattooed on my upper left arm. This latest tattoo just pushes me ... read more

My inspiration and experience with a foot tattoo

So I have been working with Jeana at Anchor Ink to create a memorial piece for my cousin Michelle, whom we lost in may, Let me share how the idea for the piece came about, then I'll share the experience of getting tattooed. So Michelle was learning how to tattoo from her husband David, and she was awesome in everything but had a particular niche for floral work, I had decided that a bouquet of rose's would look nice on my foot, I asked her about them and decided that it would be better done in the summer after my ... read more

My first time.

I remember about three years ago, I was sitting right where I am now, looking at tattoo designs. I had waited a year after becoming 18 before I started to think about my first tattoo, mostly because I decided to save getting a tattoo until I became more focused, and there's a lot of steam to blow off when you graduate. So, about a year passed, and I was thinking more seriously about getting a tattoo, and I started to really take it seriously. This was the first time that I really had put much thought into anything that I ... read more

Fly wristy, fly!

I'm going to admit it, it was spur of the moment. Well it would've been on the Saturday previous when the idea to get a swallow on my wrist popped into my head. But the tattooist I went to was busy so I couldn't get it done. Don't get me wrong, the idea of a swallow somewhere upon my person wasn't a new one, so it's not like I hadn't thought of the design before. But I'd been so preoccupied with another tattoo design that I'd never given it much thought. I wanted an old school swallow design so on ... read more

Rib Tattoo - an awesome experience, an awesome result.

A couple of days ago, I took the plunge to get my second tattoo. I had been umm-ing and ahh-ing about getting another tatt done for an entire year after getting my first, so when I walked past Wildside Tattoo Studio on Adelaide St, Brisbane I decided that that was the moment to get it done. My first tattoo was a black outline of a fish hook in probably the most cliched spot ever for a girl - the hip. Gotta start somewhere, right? This time, I wanted to get something with a little more detail and definitely some colour. ... read more

My First Tattoo

I have spent the last year or so trying to plan out, and find pictures for my first tattoo. I had a number of different idea's in mind, and after sitting with a few friends whilst they got their tattoo's done at The Tatt Shop in Perth, I decided that was where I would get mine done. The Tatt Shop in Perth has walls absolutely covered with amazing imagery, and one big shelf packed with awards encompassing the reception area. It was an impressive sight. At first I decided on a design to go from hip to hip across my ... read more

My 1st (wrist) tattoo experience

I can honestly say I thought long & hard for about 2 months solid before I got my first tattoo. One of the things that made this so interesting & exciting for me is the fact that getting one was rather out of character to me! That does not mean to say I had a preconception that only a certain 'type' of person would get a tattoo, it's just with my being so 'goody goody' most of the time, this feels like it adds a little bit of an edge to me. Up until not very long ago I could ... read more

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