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Thank goodness for cancellations!

I've lost a lot over weight over the past few months, but have a stone or so left to go before I want to get a rather large back piece - and have been getting more and more impatient over the last few weeks - seeing my new figure, but not having any pretty new pictures on it! So yesterday I was sorting out some old paper work when I came across a tattoo idea I'd been toying with long before my dieting days. I realised that my hips have pretty much got down to as small as they can ... read more

My Own Sky

Darkness closes around me, wrapping me up almost completely. I can hardly see at times, so I am not my eyes anymore. I am not my ears, either because I move to the rhythm of my favorite "artificial" tunes. I am smell, I am touch, I am breathing. With random or pretty consistent thoughts going through my head I am both my own mind and my own body. I do enjoy this combination. I do enjoy being out and challenging myself over and over again! The sky is dark. Sometimes it's covered with low clouds and fog raising higher and ... read more

Il mio primo tatuaggio, la rosa col gatto

Da tempo desideravo un tatuaggio, mi piaceva proprio l'idea, l'avere qualcosa di originale sul mio corpo ancora intatto. Fin da quando ascoltavo Ramazzotti e vedevo i suoi tattoos fino ad adesso che ascolto metal/rock e la passione per le modifiche al corpo si è accesa ancora di più. Allo stesso tempo l'idea mi spaventava, come lo dico ai miei? Ma farà male? Quali rischi ci sono? Sta di fatto che un giorno, dopo una scenata con mia mamma (avevo appena compiuto 18 anni) appena lei a malincuore aveva pronunciato una parola di approvazione, sono corsa in centro a prenotarlo. Tempo ... read more

First tattoo

After many years of searching I finally decided on a new tattoo. After the thousands of pictures and websites and magazines and pretty much anything that had tattoo inspired art I narrowed it down. I wanted the traditional design because of the personal meaning it had behind it for me. I know that it has been done about a million time before but oh well, this tattoo is for me and I really don't care what other people think. That leads me to another complaint. I know that art is great and wonderful. But how do you get some art ... read more

My first tattoo, a prayer

I've always wanted tattoos, ever since I was a little girl. They are beautiful. When I turned 16, my mother took me to get a navel piercing as a present and she got a tattoo. She let me watch, and it was so pretty. But I used to cut myself. A lot. For a long time, an ex of mine said getting a tattoo, or even any other piercings, could trigger a desire to cut myself, and I stupidly listened to him. Then one night right after this past Thanksgiving my cell phone rings. My little brother is calling me, ... read more

My first tattoo - cheap isnt cheerful

I can't really remember when I first decided I wanted a tattoo. All I knew was as soon as I could afford one, and I was old enough, I was getting myself some! So last year, I finally decided to go ahead and get a tattoo done. It took me a while to decide what one I wanted, I wasn't sure to go with either bats or stars, so eventually I went with two bats and 3 stars. Next big decision, where to have it!? I decided that I wanted it somewhere that I could easily show it off, but ... read more

my cross

I will say that I have one tattoo already, a lion on my upper left arm. This was a spur of a moment tattoo that was a quick decision. I have always wanted a cross on my back, which I have been working on for several years. It has changed over and over again, one never seeming better than the other. Well I got it right eventually! I decided on a large outline of a cross that was given to me when I was 16. I left the outline, because in the middle I wanted to place something meaningful. This ... read more

Mijn tweede tattoo

Ik heb een jaar geleden besloten mijn tweede tattoo te laten zetten. De eerste keer was ontzettend goed bevallen en Robert van Inkkitchen is een erg goede artiest. Doordat mijn beste vriendin is verhuisd naar Noorwegen en wij samen graag een tattoo wilden, hebben we heel het internet afgespeurd, voor wij eindelijk een idee hadden. Ik ben naar Inkkitchen geweest met 2 verschillende tattoos van het internet, zodat hij hier een geheel eigen en originele creatie van kon gaan maken. Binnen enkele weken zou deze klaar zijn. En inderdaad, na ongeveer 2 a 3 weken werd ik gebeld dat onze ... read more

L'ange de la crise d'adolescence

Ça faisait longtemps que je pensais à me faire tatouer. Le problème c'est que j'avais seulement 13 ans et que mes parents ne voudraient sûrement pas me donner leur autorisation. J'ai donc attendu jusqu'à ma fête de 14 ans, en août 2003. Mes parents m'ont demandé ce que je voulais pour ma fête et j'ai tenté le tout pour le tout : je leur ai demandé un tattoo. Au début, ils n'étaient pas très chauds à l'idée que leur petite princesse se fasse tatouer, mais bizarrement, c'est mon père qui a convaincu ma mère. (Mon père ne voulait même pas ... read more

I betchya you'll like it...

One night I was sitting in my living room watching LA Ink and Kat Von D appeared on the screen right as my dad walked in the room. My dad began screaming "oh my gosh! Who would do that to their body? Why are you watching such filth?" I turned to my dad and asked him to keep his opinion to himself and that I didn't care what he thought. This began many discussions about how getting tattooed is nothing but a desecration of the body and nonsense like that. When I was little I never imagined I'd be tattooed. ... read more

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