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I heart my butterfly

Today i finally got the tattoo that my best friend & I have been planning to get together for months. I designed the tattoo about 6 months ago before taking it to Fallen Angel tattoo studio in Liverpool. I explain to the girl at reception (Julie) that it was meant to be a butterfly whose wing is half of a heart. I would get one side tattoo'ed & my friend would get the other, therefore when they are put together they make a full heart made from two butterfly's wings. Sam (the tattoo artist) drew up the final design within ... read more

Hand Poked Tattoo

Basically, the limited background information is as follows: I have a friend, Spades have a significance to her, And she wanted one tattooed. She wanted to switch it up and get something done a little more primitively because she is a spiritual person and it concurs with her beliefs. Her alternative was for a hand poked tattoo done in the friendly confines of her own "zen" home. I had a theory as to how to reduce the fading/bluing/blurring of hand-poked tattoos, and my experience tattooing her kind of became more of a how-to, because I was discovering. I understand it's ... read more


I have many tattoos all over my body, I became a collector at age 21 and have added art work by many talented artists over the years. I am in the military and have lived in many places and have collected body art from most of them. I recently moved to Athens GA and heard about a studio that is apparently the best known shop around here since practically every person who saw my body art asked me if I had it done at Midnight Iguana Tattoo inc. So I decided it was time to collect some "ATHENS INK". I ... read more

A new experience- Tree of Life

I had always had reservations about getting a tattoo. My main concerns were whether I would get tired of the design, and whether it would be an impediment to quickly getting a job. Things like pain and my family's opinions came second. This summer I had an amazing trip to New Zealand. Me and my boyfriend spent days on end out in the countryside climbing through forests and up hills (to someone who was raised in Texas they were mountains). The air was unbelievably pure, the trees were so green, and the people amazingly friendly. Having so much fun with ... read more

The start of a good addiction

So it's time to write up my second tattoo story.... My first one I had wasn't to long ago, but I was already having a hungering for another one. I knew what I wanted and where I wanted it. Just to win my mother around. I still lived with her, and she hated tattoos, because they're permanent she thinks people who have them are going to change they're minds once they've got them... As I explained in my last experience, I have been amazed by tattoos since I can remember. And the rose meant something to me, so I decided ... read more

My first tattoo; that I won't like when I'm 80.

I promised myself I wouldn't start mine like everyone elses; but I sat here for a good 15 minutes and I came up with the usual. I have been into tattoos and piercings for about 7 years now. My mother would never even let me think about getting a tattoo when I was that young, It was hard enough talking her in to letting me get my monroe when I was 17. When I turned 18, I was so ready to get my first tattoo, It was hard going that long going without one, when your boyfriend is covered and ... 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

My first tattoo

Ever since I could remember being a little tike wanting to get tattooed and eventually end up with a full body suit. I would always bother my mother telling her that I wanted to get one, she always promised me that I could get one on my sixteenth birthday however that never happened. It took two more years for me to eventually get my first tattoo. I had just turned eighteen in July and decided it was time for me to get a tattoo, but I couldn't find the courage to actually go and make an appointment to get it ... read more

My First Tattoo

Oh boy, I was so excited I had always wanted a tattoo but I'm more of a piercing kind of gal. I'm not gone lie yeah I was also a little scared that it would hurt so it took me a while to convince myself to go and get one done. But I finally did it. I got up that courage and walked right up into the place and told the artist what I wanted. I walked in knowing that I wanted, some kind of heart with a big rose going through it. He totally hooked me up and found ... read more

Reconnecting Family Ties

I originally made an appointment to meet with Corey after another artist I approached about some tattoo work thought that he would do a better job than she. We spoke about my primary idea, and then, after making the tough decision that I would have to wait a few months longer before being able to justify eight or nine hours of work, we tossed around smaller ideas to tide me over in the meantime. Corey looks like he's straight out of the 1950s, and his old school work impressed me. I could never figure out why, but I knew one ... read more

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