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Cherry Blossoms Cover-up

Earlier this week I went to Body Graphics in South Windsor, CT, and got a tattoo. I am totally excited about it, since it's been about 3 years since I last got tattooed. I found Body Graphics just doing an online search for local tattoo/body piercing places, and then checking out reviews. They had all great reviews from customers, and I definitely wanted to check them out. I had decided over the last few weeks that I wanted to cover my ankle stars. I had them done while I was living in Boston. I liked the idea of the stars, ... read more

Armpit tattoos- my most painful yet

Ever since I was a child I've wanted to be covered in tattoos. My mum had them, as did all her friends and I decided I wanted them too. In the summer when I wore vest tops I'd ask my mum to 'tattoo' me with felt tips. One year I had her cover my whole arm in flowers and I felt like the coolest person alive. I'd dabbled with piercings and had my hair various colours but it wasn't until my 18th birthday that I could fully embrace body modification. My dad is one of those conservative pricks who hates ... read more

Write your soul down, word for word

Take your head around the world See what you get From your mind Write your soul down word for word See who's your friend Who is kind From the age of 9 or so, I've fancied myself somewhat of a poet. Granted, I'm more of a hack and a wannabe than a Sylvia Plath, but I'm still a poet in my mind. Ever since I learned to read, I had been obsessed with writing - and as I got older, that obsession turned to song lyrics. In high school, I was browsing a used CD store and came across Yourself ... read more

Never leave tattoo guns unattended around drunk teens.

I was about thirteen or fourteen when this 'tattoo' happened, and this was back before the days of me being straight edge, so as you can predict, I was trashed after a huge party at my then, boyfriends place. The boys and I, returned to my buddies house that night around 4am, totally smashed and high as kites. Being me however, I immediately passed out on his sofa, leaving a room full of immature, intoxicated boys, looking for something to do, and even being heavily under the influence, I was still the responsible voice of reason, but what could possibly ... read more

My rib tattoo - the start of somethin' beautiful

After months of reading everyone else's experiences with their rib pieces I'm finally able to upload my own story. I started my oriental rib piece yesterday and survived the first session. I already have two tattoos. One across my shoulder blades on my upper back, and one small symbol on the base of my neck. Also being a fan of body piercing, I have three. Tongue, VCH and navel. So I wouldn't say I'm whimp when it comes to pain and once I have set my mind to wanting something, I'm not easily put off. I had done a lot ... read more

Cow tipping lesbos with tattoos

My older sister, Paisley lived in an extremely small town in Maryland with her girlfriend. Every summer since I was twelve I made the great trip across the United States, from Arizona to Maryland. There was no theater in that town and thanks to the heavy religious influence there were no r-rated movies at the movie rental store. Going outside of the house was entertainment enough, all the locals would stop and stare like they never saw a pretty Puerto Rican/Irish girl with a purple Mohawk and unconventional piercings before. We were creative though and always spent our time doing ... read more

A Wish Come True, 13 Years in the Making

When I was about 8, I had an art instructor with a beautiful, simple sun with a moon inside tattooed in black ink on her ankle. I just loved it and started doodling the design over and over. I also decided that I wanted a tattoo like it one day. For the last three years, I have been contemplating the designs and placements of the different art I would like tattooed on me over the course of my life. I decided that I wanted my first tattoo to be the sun and moon on my chest. One day, after a ... read more

and it all went dark........................

Hello there. Let me introduce myself. My name is Rybes; I am from England, Great Yarmouth to be exact. I am 36 and for the last 12 years I have been hooked by the mysterious and addictive hobby of collecting tattoos and piercings. Although I have loads of stories about my tattoos and piercings, like passing out after 5 minutes of my first ever tattoo (ha got myself a great nickname that stuck with that one, but you will have to ask me nicely to tell you that one!) but this latest escapade well it would just be rude not ... read more

worst experience ever

The day before my seventeenth birthday, I decided I wanted to get a tattoo. My mom was totally against the idea of me getting a tattoo, so obviously she would not sign a parental consent form. So it was either wait another year to get something I always wanted or find a way to do it without my mom's consent. One of my mom's friends knew a guy who she said was a licensed tattoo artist. His name was Pollock. My mom's friend went with me to meet this guy. He seemed nice enough but there was something fishy about ... read more

My Granny Ink

I had this tattoo planned out for about a month or so but I knew that the studio was probably booked like crazy. I booked it near the end of May and was able to get an appointment for July 4th. I made sure as soon as I found out the date, to request that day off from work far ahead of time so when the time comes they couldn't hassle me about not giving them enough notification. I really cannot draw anything decent to save my life so I looked around on Google and Google images for an idea ... read more

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