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A pawprint for all the kitties in my life

I will tell you now, I am indeed a crazy cat lady. Or at least well on my way to getting there. I currently have three lovely kitties. I am actually allergic to them, but take prescription medicine to control the symptoms. A few years ago I decided I wanted to get a tattoo in memory of a specific pet cat of mine, who had passed away. I considered perhaps getting a portrait styled tattoo of him, and researched local realistic and portrait style tattoo artists. As usual, I sat with my idea for some time before taking action on ... 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

This, Too, Shall Pass

I thought I'd get my half sleeves finished before I got any new tattoos done. Once I've started something I like to have it finished before moving onto the next project. Maybe because I don't want to be thinking about two things at once, or maybe because I'm a bit of a perfectionist. But mostly, I think, because I don't want to walk round with half finished ink for any longer than I really have to. But when I decided to get my half sleeves started last year I was pretty sure I'd have no more tattoos until they were ... read more

Mein 1. "großes" Tattoo, wie es ablief

Hallo liebe Tattoo-, Piercing- und Bodymodificationanhänger, Ich komme aus Deutschland (genauer gesagt Bayern), bin 19 Jahre alt und schreibe hier nun mal einen kleinen Erfahrungsbericht über mein Eidechsen-Tattoo. Gestochen wurde es im Studio „First-Class-Tattoos" in unserer Hauptstadt Regensburg vom Tattoo-Künstler Jtejan. Das Studio ist in der Oberpfalz schon für seine sehr guten Arbeiten bekannt, deshalb entschloss ich mich, dort mein Tattoo stechen zu lassen. Warum eine Eidechse? Zunächst faszinieren mich diese Tiere, sie überwinden jedes Hindernis, sie sind flink wenn es sein muss, liegen aber auch gerne mal einfach nur in der Sonne und ruhen sich aus...genau mein Ding! Zudem ... read more

Tattoo with meaning

Three days ago I sat for 90 minutes while a tattoo artist named Geoff tattooed a phoenix in flames on my right shoulder. This is the story of how I came to have my first tattoo, both the psychological journey and the actual physical experience of getting my first tattoo. If you have never had a tattoo, and are thinking of getting one, I hope this provides you with another perspective and gives you some information about what to expect when you get a tattoo. For several years now, I have wanted a tattoo. I've always thought of tattoos as ... read more

Learning to breathe

I am older than the average person getting tattoos these days--though I'm far from the oldest. But here, chronologically in middle age, I find getting tattooed a powerful and immensely satisfying means of expressing the fact that a life is a work of art, a sculpture not in three dimensions but in n dimensions. Powerful life experiences get inscribed on our bodies one way or another--whether by scars, wrinkles, changes in posture, or a hundred other means. It seems to me profoundly human to take that process into my own hands, to design small pieces of art to ritualize that ... read more

Tattoo Removal

When I turned 18 I knew I wanted to get a tattoo. I got my first tattoo a week after I turned 18, it was on my ribcage. The tattoo is of gardenias and spiders. It turned out really well so i decided I would go to the same guy to get my half sleeve done. I decided to get a graveyard and a grim reaper. I got it to signify the death of my teenage cutting habit. So basically this tattoo was a scar cover up. My tattoo is on my lower arm. Left side. It starts with a ... read more

Have a Tattoo of something that means something to you not to impress others

Around 8 years ago I had my boyfriends name done on me in Cantonese. I went to a rubbish tattooist in a nearby town and he kind of put me off. First of all I had to wait to hours to get my Tattoo done the Tattooist barely spoke to me before taking me in and was like sit down applied the transfer and was like that alright? The Tattooist also arrived to the shop over one hour late. I was told to bend over a tiny stool in a ratty little room and was moaned at for slightly moaning ... read more

Tattoos on Toes

I got my first tattoo done yesterday, and since I have found so much useful information in the experiences of other BME users, I figured I would return the favor and write in with an experience of my own. I've always wanted to get tattoos, ever since I was a little kid, but I took my time in deciding exactly what I wanted, and where I wanted it. I have a few ideas of tattoos I'd like to get in the future, but I wanted to find one that would really be perfect as a 'first' for me. I went ... read more

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