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The Dragoness Inside

ngs and Salutations! Let me introduce myself, my name is Kelly, and I am known as the Kelster, or Dragon to my friends and family. I think I was 15 when I first tattooed myself. Just high school bullshit, and I sorely regretted my lack of artistic ability. For the next 18 years, I wore shirts to cover what I had done, always promising myself that one day I would get a beautiful tattoo to cover my mistakes. Never did the thought of having them removed, or not covered by another tat pass through my mind. I never imagined that ... read more

~*~mY 2nD TaTtOo~*~

rO~*~ well hello there! i've already wrote about my first tattoo...my eyebrow ring...my tongue ring....and now i'm writing about my 2nd tattoo! well i was going to be in winnipeg for a weekend and i wanted to get something done. i knew momsy would be VERY mad at me if i came home with ANOTHER piercing without asking her, so i decided on a tattoo. this was kinda dumb because i didn't really know what i want or anything, i just knew i wanted a tattoo. i don't regret it or anything..but it would've been better if i had waited ... read more

Pixies Inspiration

ed 18 about a week before and I was sitting with a friend eating lunch one day in early January and she mentioned "Let's get matching tattoos." I didn't really know what to think, I'm more into piercing than tattoos so I told her if she could think of something that I would actually want, I would do it with her. I barely have any piercings now, but I have plans. Hehe. For a few days we thought about it, asking all of our friends what to get and finally a friend recommended to us to get No. 13 on ... read more

My Ladybug, Jeboah!

y name is Jenn and I am a 19 yr old bod mod addict. As my parents aren't so keen on this, I am fairly limited to what I can do, unless I want to pay for college myself, which is out of the question. I have 8 earrings (7 lobe, 1 rook), my navel pierced twice, my nipples pierced and, of course, my ladybug tattoo. I also have a tattoo of a moon on my ankle that I did myself with india ink and a sterilized needle, but I don't ordinarily count it. On a side note, I do ... read more

Is This Going to Hurt?

my very first Tattoo yesterday, something I've been wanting to do since I was five and saw my first real-live green-haired punk rocker walking around my small beach town. I've had the tattoo I wanted in mind for about three years: the kanji for "Angel". I figured that if I had wanted that same thing for three years, I was probably not going to change my mind the second after I had it done. I also figured that this was a good time to do it, since I could always remember that it was done in the year 2000, in ... read more

owwwwwch!

n love with ink. Literally. I can't think of a more gratifying experience than to have beautiful artwork portrayed on your body. However, I'm not the kind of girl who gets a tat and then rushes right back for another a month or two later...I take my time, because I just know when the time is right to have more ink slung and by that time I know what I want and won't be admonishing myself for being stupid later. Now, it was one of those "I want another tat" moments that brought me into Mankato Ink one Friday.I know ... read more

daemonology

daemonology At A Glance Author anonymous Artist self My interest in tattooing began in 1980 when I got a tattoo while in the navy at Esquimalt, B.C. At this time my desire to be tattooed seemed purely physical -- an unconscious urge that over many years would reveal itself as being so important and full of meaning that it changed my outlook on life forever. I went to a really clean, high tech studio for its time: Universal Studios, where the owner, Zain, inked a seagull into my skin. Zain's studio really left an impression on me and definitely influenced ... read more

Tattoo Tales by Kim

always wanted a tattoo and had never said anything about it to anyone but a few friends. One day I was talking with my friend Desirea and she said that she had wanted a tattoo also. But there was one thing, we weren't 18 yet, so we had to wait (duh!). So I went to my computer to see if I could possibly find some ideas. I never realized how many tattoo web sites there was. So after weeks of searching, I found like three or four possibilities and I finally decided on a rose with some tribal. Desirea had ... read more

My first (hopefully not last) tattoo

anted to get a tattoo since I was 15. It wasn't until a few weeks before my 18th birthday, however, until I actually knew what I wanted to get. It was to be a barcode at the base of my neck, between my shoulder blades. The numbers underneath would be my birthdate and my lucky number. I decided I would wait for a few months to make sure it was still what I wanted, to make sure it wasn't a passing fancy. When the time came, I still wanted it done, so I went to Visual Addictions in Carlisle, PA ... read more

Stars Upon Thars

s the story of my piece of art. For a long time I had wanted a tattoo. I usually give myself a present for my birthday each year. First it was my naval piercing, and then my tongue piercing. When I finally decided that this was the year to give myself the tattoo, I was dismayed to find out that I had moved to a state where the art is considered illegal. I guess Massachusetts still considers itself a Puritan state. But luckily I grew up in Florida where it is legal. So this Christmas when I went home to ... read more

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