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My First

Well I've been waiting a long time to get a tattoo, and I decided that the right place to do this was when i just happened to be passing through Thailand on a college trip with friends. During our cross through the country I noticed many shops and so forth but none of them looked legit for what I wanted. They all seemed dedicated to tourist and the like. My idea ever since I was a kid was to get a black panther across the right lower part of my abdomen. It was intended to be an all black panther ... read more

My fan-tastic tattoo

For a while now I've wanted a tattoo. I've doodled at school, re-drawn pictures over and over, and finally settled on a design. I decided on getting an oriental fan which has significance to me because of my past and how I've been brought up. I planned on getting the tattoo at the start of the year but I was hesitant as my parents don't want me to have one. I chose a spot on my lower back just above the back of my hip bone so that i can hide it and only show it when I want. After ... read more

Just a Signature

I'll get this out now: my father is dead. He passed away in March of this year due to liver failure complications. I heard a saying once that, "parents will always mess up their children," and I unfortunately have to agree. Growing up with an abusive alcoholic father for twenty years isn't easy, and I'm sure it wasn't my mother's first choice in terms of father figures. However, we managed; I managed. And no one discussed the matter until it was too late for him. As a teenager I became interested in piercings, stretched piercings, and tattoos. When sixteen hit ... read more

First Tattoo

So I had been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo for a while. I had religiously began watching shows such as Miami Ink, and while I admit they played a big part in inspiring me/egging me on, I definitely was definitely set on getting a tattoo even before that. For my first tattoo, i wanted to keep it simple. I wanted to get something that was meaningful to me, but at the same time, something small and uncomplicated to keep my first tat simple. I have been deeply involved with music all my life, and it is definitely ... read more

Egyptian sleeve progress

So I decided to continue on my black and gray Egyptian themed sleeve. My new addition would be an outline type portrait of King Tut. I was really excited to get this tattoo as I already had two nice sized pieces on my arm. This would just add to the overall coverage on my arm and I was pumped as you might be able to imagine. Alright, let's start this story. It was the morning of my appointment and I was as excited as I could be. Having many a tattoo, I have grown accustomed to the process and flow ... read more

Butterfly Neck Tattoo.. Beautiful!

I had been debating for a while whether or not to get a tattoo on the back of my neck, but I'm really glad I did. I eventually decided on a pretty butterfly :) Nothing too fancy or over the top as I figured it's going to be in a place that will be on show most of the time. I took a while to think about how high up I was going to have it as the profession im in, it could be frowned upon. I decided that I could always cover the tattoo with my hair if need ... read more

To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo - That is the Question!

So I decided to get a tattoo towards the end of my senior year of high school... My previous best friend and I (from 9th and 10th grade) were going to get matching hearts done but never did (still to this day!). A little while later I decided to look up tattoos pertaining to music (music notes, symbols, etc.) and tried (forever, it seemed!) to find one that I liked that wasn't too far out there. I found the treble clef star tattoo on google in the images section and decided it was going to be the tattoo for me. ... read more

A Prayer for Life

For several years I'd wanted a tattoo to add to my small but growing display of modifications on my body. The problem had been finding something that would have as much meaning fifty years from now as it did now. I'd hit on something years ago, during some studies of my family, and fiercly into the Rom side, a prayer that was in Slov-Romani. Of course it got shelved with the other ideas, until; four piercing, two new scars and a divorce later, I hit back upon it. I'd decided that I really didn't want to get image tattoos to ... read more

Me tatue con una aguja de coser y tinta china

Hola, ¿que tal? Os voy a contar mi experiencia tatuándome yo mismo y luego siendo tatuado por un tatuador profesional. Me imagino que todos ustedes habreis tenido muchas experiencias con tatuajes, piercing, suspensiones, modificaciones corporales y de toda clase de prácticas relacionada con este mundo... Bueno, mi experiencia ocurrió en Noviembre del año 2007, hacía tiempo que estaba detrás de hacerme un tatuaje, pero con tiempo, no a lo loco, según mi forma de ser y mis gustos tengo que saber que tatuaje hacerme para que valla acorde con mi identidad. Con el tiempo ya decidi que querer hacerme: Una ... read more

A bird on my...thigh?

I actually tried to get this tattoo twice. I saw a girl with a tattoo of a cardinal sitting on a dogwood branch. I thought it was really beautiful and decided I wanted one like it. The first time I had scheduled to get it done, I broke my ankle and the money that was going to pay for the tattoo had to go toward the expenses for my injury. That was back in late April. Last week, the itch for a new tattoo finally got to me. I called up my old studio only to to discover that both ... read more

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