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Its Your Body - Got Any Ink Slinging Done Lately?

have you? Or do you even know what "ink slinging" is? There are three types of people in this world: 1. hardcore ink lovers, 2. okay, I got one and that's enough, and 3. no way in hell are you getting near my body with that shit!! And how in the heck can you do that to yourself??? I am a #1 to the max and would be covered with tattoos if possible...why? Well let me see if I can explain it to you... The year was 1984 and I was just 15. My first tattoo was a homemade job ... read more

The Dragon on My Back (My First Tattoo)

e been interested in tattoos from the time I was about 5 years old. this happened all because of the first "awesome" tattoo that i saw. My best friend's father was a police officer and his partner had Wile E. Coyote tattooed on his forearm. I thought that was the coolest thing in the world. From that time on when I saw a tattoo, I wanted to get a close look at it. A few years ago when some of my friends got there tattoos, to say the least I was envious. I wanted to get one too. At that ... read more

I did it, my first tattoo

t know what I was so nervous about. It was a piece of cake. I had been thinking of getting a tattoo for 3 years now. When ever I saw someone with a tribal tattoo I thought that is what I want. I just kept telling myself that it would hurt too much. I was WRONG. I am glad that I finely did it. I got a tribal piece with my brothers initials done in black on my left calf. It has special meaning to me, it is a tribute to my brother that was killed 11 years ago. If ... read more

How My Fairy Came To Be-The 14 yr. old who got inked

ot like most kids my age.When I say I want something,I put my mind to it and get it done.It's very important for me to be as much of an individual as I can possibly be,which is why my hair is pink,my navel is pierced,and why I designed my own tattoo. One night when I was in my room blasting KORN on my stereo and flipping through a book with pictures of faries in it I thought "Hey, I want one of these." So I got out some paper and started drawing my idea of the perfect fairy.After about 2 ... read more

Choirboy (and Choirgirl) get secret tattoos

my girl had long discussed the idea of getting tattoos but i kept chickening out cos of what my parents would say. Neither us had family or friends who were tattooed and yet both of us could talk about nothing other than getting tattooed. We talked about this to other students at our university and they all thought we were mad apart from one indian girl who was well on her way to full coverage at that time. We kept discussing what to have done and both settled upon something small and discreet just to see whether we both liked ... read more

Whats poking out of your pants?

days after I turned 18 I finally got the tattoo I was craving. I went to the artist with the best reputation in my area. I knew a lot of people who have art by Jason on them and it has always looked good, so I decided to trust him. I was really scared. Let me say that again. I was REALLY scared. I must have asked him a gagillion times what it was going to feel like. I had two of my friends there with me. They had been tattooed by Jason previously, and they assured me that I ... read more

its big, black and tribal!

I work in the studio as an apprentice, but my first tattoo was a real buzz - it was like "yeah - I've finally done it!". I'd been apprenticing at a studio in Sheffield called Body Art, but I've moved on to D.B, and i'm loving every minute! I showed them my drawings and my piercings and they were really cool about everything - these are the things we do here, this is what you can do , this is what you shouldn't do. I have to say, from an unbiased point of view, it is the best studio I ... read more

Tattoos are thicker than blood

24 when I got my first tattoo. I had been thinking about getting a tattoo for at least seven years. I grew up in one of the less major cities of western New York, and watched as many of my friends became tattooed. I was envious, but scared. Scared of what my mother would think, scared that I would permanently imprint something on my body that I would hate years later, ect. After I graduated high school, I moved to Boston, MA. I quickly came to find, to my dismay, that tattooing is illegal in MA. What a kick in ... read more

my first tattoo

veral years now I've been interested in tattoos, and piercings. At one point in time in my life my parents got into a huge divorce that got real ugly. It was so bad that it got dragged out for 4 years. It even got to the point where my father filed chages against me, his own son. Man did that hurt. I turned to my friends for comfort only to find nothing. So for quiet a while I did a lot of hurting. I did a lot of things that I may or may not regret down the road. To ... read more

That dude was so huge!

ided that I wanted to get a tattoo sometime around when I turned 16, but I had to wait until I was 18 to get it done legally. I'd heard there were some places where you could have it done without checking ID, but I wanted to go to someplace that was legit, and that meant waiting. I knew all along what I wanted for my tattoo; something that signified Gemini. I've always been almost stereotypically Gemini, so that was the logical choice. (Well, the May 31st birthday also helps.) It took me awhile to decide on exactly what Gemini ... read more

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