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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

A Reminder

About two years ago I was going through a rough patch in my life. I had just gotten myself out of a really bad relationship, work was not satisfactory, and friends were few. I felt alone, self-conscious, and directionless. Normally I am not like that. I love life and have a lot of love to give. I am a strong independent woman who tries to be the best person she can be. But sometimes in life you are given challenges. I wanted to get a tattoo to remind myself of that. I wanted to take different elements of things I ... read more

So do you completely hate me now?

I knew for a while that I wanted a rib piece and I knew exactly what I wanted. The problem was finding the extra cash for it, since I couldn't stop getting pierced for the life of me, and the time. I also had to decide if I wanted my first tattoo to be my rib piece. So, one day, after I had gotten a sternum micro dermal added to my body, I decided to make a consultation appointment. At the consultation, we decided that my design would fit perfectly right underneath my bra line. It is a version of ... read more

An End to All of That

I need to write about my most recent tattoo experience for several reasons, but mainly because I entered another submission for BME a couple of years ago regarding a large tribal piece that I got on my lower back, and I wanted to write a brief reflection about that experience and write about recent tattoos that I just got (about a week ago); I feel this recent experience has redeemed the situation I described a couple years ago. To sum up that earlier experience very briefly, I had expressed mixed feelings over that particular tattoo, which was extremely large and ... read more

Number two of what will be many

I got my first tattoo in September 2006, and have been after another ever since! I've been through heaps of designs, and today I finally got my second! My first was a simple lotus, black outline, no faffing. The first was about religion for me, and I had always imagined my next would be in a similar vein, how wrong was I! I'd been trawling the web for ideas, thinking of maybe getting another lotus, when I came across a dandelion tattoo. I had seen very few of dandelions, especially as delicate and beautiful as this one, I knew it ... read more

Ametop, mmm painfree tattooing!

Hrmm how to start this, its hard to think of an interesting way! This is the story of my newest tattoo(s?), its not the most original tattoo but it's a true work of art! I got that tattoo itch when I turned 21 a few months ago, I had various ideas, but nothing that really stuck after a week of thinking so I waited. I kept coming back to two ideas, either leopard print going over my shoulder, or wings of some sort, then I saw an episode of Miami ink where they did a beautiful peacock and I knew ... read more

No Regrets

"I want a facial tattoo." That phrase can cause some people to cringe, pass judgment, or even sever your friendship. It can cause doctors to recommend a psychiatric evaluation, make parents cry, and create social tensions. But none of that scared me. I made my decision to have my face tattooed a long time ago, I was just waiting for the right time to do it, waiting for an event to happen that would be worth marking with something so publicly personal. And that event came a few months ago, when I simultaneously made the decision both to leave my ... read more

my first tattoo

Unlike a lot of people on bme, I haven't had a life long fascination with tattoos and other body modifications. I guess I started getting curious in my rebelling teenage years, not through knowing anyone with tats and piercings, but via music and my favourite bands. When I was about 16 or 17 I started thinking of different designs I might want to get and came up with getting a "Korn" logo. I also came very close to getting a small Donald Duck on my ankle that I chose off the infamous wall of designs. Thank God I didn't get ... read more

My first tattoo!

These past few years I have been thinking of ideas for my tattoo. I wanted something really meaningful, not just something off the wall. Tattoos were always something I wanted to have, so I wanted my first to be something unique. All these girls at my school are getting almost the same tattoos. A heart with wings... But I'd rather look back in 15 years and say, "Wow I don't regret this at all." I talked to my family about symbols that they thought represented them. I was on the verge of getting a wrist tattoo. Then my mom helped ... read more

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