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"We can't cover that."

Sometime around three years ago I met an artist new in town named Snoopy. I was itching for another tattoo and my friend Anastasia had several that Snoopy had done when they had both lived elsewhere. I liked his work so I went to the studio to watch him and look at his portfolio. Everything seemed copacetic so I set up an appointment to have my left inner wrist tattooed with a tribal heart design. Snoopy customized the colors for me, which I really liked. My ex and I went on the same day and he got his tattoo right ... read more

Setting Myself Free

I believe in the power of imagery. A picture is always worth 1,000 [or more, depending on who you speak to] words. The tattoo which is now happily located on my right shoulder speaks volumes. Taking the time to listen is what's important. At the age of about 14, I knew I was going to get tattooed. I had seen my mother get hers and from that moment on, I sort of knew it was my destiny. I spent the next three years debating on my design, and around April 2007 [a few months after my 17th birthday] I knew. ... read more

Remembering those lost, fighting, and surviving - Ribbon.

THE DECISION: In December, my uncle was diagnosed with Cancer... they didn't think they'd be able to save him. A lot of people in my family have had cancer, so the thought came to me like thunder after lightning; I'll get a cancer awareness tattoo! (My uncle is actually in remission now, by the way) I went through a lot of different ideas for this tattoo, but eventually decided on getting a Cancer Awareness Ribbon that is light purple, for general cancer awareness, and looking a bit torn to symbolize that it's been through a rough battle. I also went ... read more

Full Circle

My 43rd birthday was approaching and friends and family were asking I what I wanted. "Anything Hello Kitty" I responded to feed my Hello Kitty addiction. Or Kasey Chambers new CD, or just something strange and unusual, kinda like me. I never really know what to tell people. I did let them all know that I have wish lists in several places and they could look there as well. One morning in the car on the way to work, I mentioned to my husband, Glenn, that I wanted to spend my own money that I've been saving up to finally ... read more

My itchy flower

I'll be honest; when I first decided to get a tattoo on my foot I was afraid. I had two tattoos already, a small one on my lower back and medium/largish wings on my shoulders. I knew that tattoos over bony, thin skinned areas, like the feet, hurt worse than other areas. When I first decided to get this tattoo I started reading experiences to get a better idea of how it would be and how it would heal. The experiences ranged from worst pain in your life to eh no big deal. I decided to take the stance that ... read more

My First Tattoo

I could not wait to get my first tattoo; it was something well worth waiting for. No, I did not get my tattoo right when I turned 18 like many people do. I waited. I wanted to get something that I would truly love and appreciate for the rest of my life. For well over a year I thought about what exactly I wanted. There are a lot of things I like in particular and one of those things happens to be stars. I love stars. Yes stars may be a common tattoo but I was going to make my ... read more

My Cover Up

Just a bit of background to start with. I was a bit of a late bloomer with my tattoos. I always loved them, my father and brother both have a couple of tattoos and I'd always wanted to get one. It wasn't until I was about 23 when I worked up the courage to get one on my back, just a small one. The experience was great, didn't really hurt that much, but the tattoo was shocking! Within about 1 day of getting it done, I hated it. That's where this one comes in (about 10 years later). I've moved ... read more

Going Batty

Going Batty Nearly 8 years ago, I got my first tattoo. I was 18 and my sister was 16 and though she was underage, was able to go to a shop and get tattooed, with only a note from our parents saying it was okay. She had two tattoos and wanted a third so she convinced me to go with her to get one too. At this point in my life I was very interested in body mods but my parents were a lot stricter with me then my sister and I was more interested in piercings then tattoos which ... read more

Getting tattooed by Lionel “Out of Step Tattoo”, twice......

A few years ago, when I joined IAM stumbled upon a photo of a tattoo that I really liked. The artist who did the tattoo was named Lionel from Out Of Step Tattoo. I saw him featured on Modblog a few times after that. I looked at his website many times and thought about getting tattooed by him myself. In 2007 I decided to get a tattoo by the famous Lionel, so I checked out his website and saw that he was coming to Holland in November that year. I called the studio that was hosting him (25 to life ... read more

First tattoo, right foot.

I come from a very laid back family and grew up around motorcycles and tattoos. I remember growing up saying I would never get a tattoo, because of all the trouble my parents had with covering them. Like most in high school I got the itch to get a tattoo, but being to young to get one by myself I decided to wait. At eighteen I was really anxious to get one done, but I got advice from my brothers girlfriend that I am very glad I took. She told me to pick a design idea than wait a year, ... read more

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