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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

Self-tattooing? You bet!

So, about two years ago, I hopped on a plane and flew to Japan to teach English. One of the less fun aspects of the job is the highly conservative attitude towards piercings, tattoos, funny hair colors, and all the other things that generally make life more interesting. Of all the things I expected to experience here, tattooing myself was definitely not one of them. I had two tatts when I came over here, and already had several more in mind that I wanted, but I had trouble finding shops in the area. Now that I know where to look ... read more

My first GOOD tattoo

Throughout my life, I've been fascinated by body modification. When I turned 18, I rushed to get a tattoo--three stars in my lip, which you may have read about here. The months went by, and I would get little things inked here and there. Then, I decided it was time for something quality. On my 20th birthday, I was on a popular networking site. I noticed that Chris, the guy who does my boyfriend's tattoos, had an opening. It had to be mine. After all, it was my birthday! I knew exactly what I wanted [I drew it over and ... read more

My first tattoo

I have only been interested in bodymods for a relatively short time, but since I have been, they have been at the forefont of my mind almost every day. My parents, however, are against it completely and have made their willingness to throw me out of the house clear if I get anything they disapprove of. As such, the number of my mods is still pretty low. I had many tattoos planned, but none I could have without moving out of my house first, and I was prepared to wait. Then, though, one of my friends said 'You know, you ... read more

A beautiful twist on a Zodiac Tattoo

Just 4 days ago I added another piece of art to my body. I had another tattoo before this one, but it is only about the size of a Loonie and this new addition starts right below my ankle bone and works its way up my leg to my mid calf and wraps side to side from calf to shin. So you can understand why I did some research before I went ahead with this tattoo. Like you, I headed to BME to read stories and gain insight, but more on that later. The Design When I was researching a ... read more

My first tattoo at age 16.

Ok so I just got my first tattoo a few days ago: a triquetra on the back of my neck. I know many of you are thinking I am way too young to have a tattoo but I have been wanting this one for over a year and a half and have thought through it many times. I have 17 piercings and decided I needed a body modification that wasn't a piercing. So I asked my mom about it about a year ago and of course she said no and that I needed to think about it more. I didn't ... read more

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