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Popped the ink cherry

Saturday the 27th of March, 2010 - Probably one of the happiest days of my life. I've never felt so anxious, nervous, nauseous, happy or excited, ever. To be one hundred per cent honest, I was completely shitting myself. Since I was underage, I had to have my mother with me, for permission. She has 5 tattoos, so I trusted her judgment when it came to the extent of the pain. But, of course, being the strange & cruel person she is, she decided to absolutely freak me out by exaggerating the feeling of getting a tattoo. "The shading felt ... read more

Tattoo Cherry Popped

During New Years Eve, I thought about getting something on my body modified, I just couldn't decide. I originally planned to get a septum or nostril pierced, but in the back of my mind I always wanted a tattoo. Granted I had been thinking about getting one for about three years now, but could never really get my head around what I would want attached to me for the rest of my life. Four days after that, I got my first tattoo. I've always been a huge gamer. Ever since I could remember, I've always had a controller in my ... read more

Aubrey Beardsley tattoo

Amazingly enough I got my first tattoo about a month ago. I have always loved the history and meaning behind tattoos, and have appreciated them, but never actually thought I would make up my mind and get one done. I am not very good at keeping my mind made up, which is all right when it comes to a lot of different piercings, hairstyles, and bad purchases. This was probably one of the coolest things I have done in my life to date, and it's a great expression of my self-love, and self-expression. I live in YEG, and got my ... read more

Tattoos in the workplace

This is my first story, and the truth is im not sure how to write... I havent been on this site in years because of multiple problems, but thats another story... but it is good to be back... So... after years of piercing and bouncing for a living, i finally got a job that was secure in this area, only problem was my tattoos and piercings. See, for the last 10 yeaqrs I have been heavily tattooed, not as much so as some on this site, but heavily for this area, I have 2 full sleeves, neck, back, chest and ... read more

First and only tattoo - ribcage

I have been thinking about this tattoo for a long time. I am generally more of a piercing bod myself - enjoying the escape clause that is being able to remove them if you decide to go all fickle. Nevertheless, I had been obsessing about this tattoo for a while... Admittedly, not in its final incarnation. At first, I wanted text in the outline of a star, then I realised that it was not only daft, but totally impossible to get five different sized words into a shape that small. Secondly, I hadn't a clue where to put it. This ... read more

Love, Pain, and First Times

It started with a bad decision. His name was Mike, and I was so in love with him. We had been dating for a while and I decided that I wanted to get a tattoo of a heart with an infinity symbol around it and his initials underneath to show that I'd always love him. I knew I had to wait until I was legal, and I was planning on making the tattoo a 20th birthday present to myself because I really didn't want to do anything rash. I made a general sketch and then took to the internet to ... read more

PULSE: my first tattoo

I cannot remember exactly how old I was when I first became interested in tattoos, but my first memory of interest places me as younger than four. I was taking a shower with my aunt Liz. She has a tattoo of a fish on her outer thigh. She told me then that sometimes when she takes a shower the fish swims all the way around her waist. After that I was hooked. I knew from a very young age that I wanted pictures on me too! I became interested in drawing and art increasingly throughout my teens. The internet was ... read more

Mon emily beetlejuice

Depuis mes 16 ans j'avais très envie d'un tatouage. ce qui m'a rebuté a cet age la c'est bien évidemment, le fait qu'a 16 ans on a normalement pas le droit de se faire tatouer car le corps n'a pas fini de se former. J'ai donc voulu attendre mes 18ans. Mais a 18 ans ( fausse excuse ?) je me suis dit qu'il fallait que je sois bien sur de moi, mal grès le fait que depuis deux ans j'en voulais un, donc que j'allais attendre 21 et qu'en attendant ces 21 ans j'allais me pencher sérieusement sur la question ... read more

Popped the Ink Cherry

Saturday the 27th of March, 2010 - Probably one of the happiest days of my life. I've never felt so anxious, nervous, nauseous, happy or excited, ever. To be one hundred per cent honest, I was completely shitting myself. Since I was underage, I had to have my mother with me, for permission. She has 5 tattoos, so I trusted her judgment when it came to the extent of the pain. But, of course, being the strange & cruel person she is, she decided to absolutely freak me out by exaggerating the feeling of getting a tattoo. "The shading felt ... read more

My Ink Rejection Story or How I Learned Green Ink Doesn't Like Me

I guess I'll put this in tattoo removal...since it removed itself. Have you ever had an allergic reaction to ink in your tattoo? I have… and let me tell you it ain’t pretty. I’ve only had one bad experience, but it didn’t shy me away from getting more (wink wink). I’m not writing this as a warning per se; more as just an experience. I mean hey, there was no way to tell the ink would reject, even though it is known that some pigments have a tendency to do so more than others – like red and yellow tones. ... read more

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