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Bad tattooist/good tattooist

Everyone gets tattoos for difference reasons. I guess the reason that I started getting them was because it felt like my body was incomplete somehow and that by getting it decorated, it was making it prettier to my own eye. Piercings never really took to me, having had rejected navels and nipple, I wasn't used that heartbreak when you have to retire a piercing. Tattoos were always more beautiful albeit permanent adornments. Unfortunately for some reason my tattoo choices have been quite impulsive, going with designs that I chose on the spur of the moment instead of choosing the ones ... read more

It's like Cheer's the bar only you get tattoo's

The old posting was so outdated. They deserve to be represented accurately. Enjoy. My friends whom I happen to work with all decided that they wanted to get tattoos and since we all had them before everyone had their own place in mind. But I convinced them to go to the guy that I always gone to, Eric who worked at Concrete Jungle. So two weeks ago we went to Harlem (a jungle in its own right) after work. The atmosphere hadn't changed as far as the amount of customers they had .Even though my previous visits I managed to ... read more

An Investment

Since I became enthralled in the body modification community, I've never really been interested in tattoos. I've seen so many that I felt they were almost outdated, a pussy's way of feigning individuality and strength. I focused my interest to scarification, the real man's method of expression. Oh you had a needle going into your skin? Damn... I had my skin peeled off without the use of any anesthetic. With time came some maturity. This isn't about who can stand more pain, this isn't a game of thresholds, this is you. This is me. Body modifications are used for good, ... read more

Hasty Decision

I got my first tattoo about a year ago, after a few years of figuring out if tattooing was right for me and what I would actually want permanently etched into my skin. After throwing out a bunch of sketches, I began working on my own design for two years, a simple tribal wolf. I couldn't ever seem to get it exactly how I wanted it. Finally, last year I was working on it one day and all the pieces fell into place; it was complete. I went to Chameleon Tattoo in Cambridge, MA and had and available artist tattoo ... read more

Gamer Love Story

I have wanted a tattoo since I was 14. I just love the way they look, the only problem was that I didn't know what I wanted to get. My mind changed constantly, I wanted everything from a full back Cross, to an Xbox logo. I searched long and hard, (mostly on the BME site) to figure out what I really wanted, and what would represent who I am. Well after 5 years I finally figured out that with my addiction to gaming I of course wanted a gamer tattoo. I asked around at different shops to see what they ... read more

Forget your restraints

I always had myself pinned as a piercing sort of person, honestly. The thought of being able to change my appearance, but not be locked into it forever always appealed. Honestly? I'm an EXTREMELY fickle person. I'm always scared I'll get sick of things, and at least with piercings, you can take them out with only a scar or maybe a small hole remaining. Not so with tattoos. I knew I wanted something, but... What? It's funny that I can type this out in under three seconds, when it took me literally MONTHS to decide on something so simple: 'forget ... read more

Pretty Paisley

I had wanted to get a tattoo since I was about 15 but I was determined not to get a tattoo off the wall as I knew everyone had them (and most of them are pretty nasty anyway). I took the time to develop an idea and draw mine myself, I'm really glad I waited until I was older - thinking about the ones I wanted when I was 15 makes me relieved I didn't try it then! I love the huge colour range of inks there are to use in tattoos, mine was definitely going to be a colourful ... read more

My new bat

As a fan of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I decided I should get a related tattoo; not as a tribute, but more using an idea as the basis for a tattoo. I also have a small tat of 3 stars on my back already, so I thought that getting a bat would fit nicely into the theme. After much thought and even more research, I decided to not get a traditional bat, eg. black and kind of gothy, but a cartoon bat, as my stars are quite cartoonish because they have thick black outlines; this would further lead ... read more

My first tattoo

I have always loved tattoos and it was never a big deal with my family. Even though my parents did not have any tattoos, they were very open minded and taught me to be creative and unique and to express myself however I wanted with in reason (of course, no facial tattoos or anything extreme) I had been planning on getting a tattoo ever since I was 18. Every time I actually got close to getting one, I would chicken out! Everyone kept telling me how much it would hurt so I kept getting scared. Four years later, I felt ... read more

my first tattoo...and most embarrassing moment

This all started with a ring that I always wear. Not only is it a treble clef (being a musician who reads music, it has become one of my favorite symbols), but I bought it in Boston, the best city I have ever been too. I could write a book on how amazing that city is, but back to the ring... So, of course, me being the most forgetful person ever, it was bound to happen that one day after getting out of the shower, I couldn't find it. I didn't freak out, but I felt depressed. That's when I ... read more

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