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THE PAINLESS LIZARD

on vacation in Florida with my family this past summer, and I had been thinking that maybe I wanted a tattoo for awhile. So, on the way to the airport, I simply asked my mom if I could get one while we were in Florida, so that it would be a vacation thing. I had asked her before, and her reply was a bold NO. But this time, she said that she would think about it. When we arrived to the hotel later that night, the first thing I did, was take out the Florida phone book. I looked up ... read more

hopping along the tattoo trail...

my experience is likely not much different from the run-of-the-mill...waited until i was 22 and fully financially independent to get it done, thought about getting a tattoo for several years, was pretty sure what i wanted, tho i did change my mind a few times. at 16, i thought about getting the cover of "the tao of pooh" tattooed on my leg, but i have since thought twice about getting anything even remotely resembling a cartoon character tattooed on me (a totally personal decision; if you want grape ape, grape ape you shall have.) so here we go: i always ... read more

My Tattoo

had wanted a tattoo for a loooong time, and I finally decided that I'd do it. Now came the decision of what I should get a tattoo of. Well, i'm a HUGE Our Lady Peace fan, and I had decided on the Naveed symbol (it's written in Sanskrit). Anyways, so now I had to find a place to do custom tattoos. There were only 2 tattoo parlors in Brandon and Artistic is the one that said they would do custom tattoos. So I made my appointment and faxed him my tattoo design. The day of my tattoo I was SO ... read more

self adoration

self adoration At A Glance Author Amadeus Contact Amadeus@bme.anon From my early youth I was fascinated with my own body, this is probably a very common experience for everybody. And yet I was dissatisfied, since I was a skinny child and in puberty I was extremly fat. For this and other reasons my own physical self was unattractive to me till, of course, my first sexual experiences. A vague sense of disappointment lingered. Twelve years ago I was in Frankfurt in Germany and on sudden impulse I went to a local tattoo parlour The shop and the tattooist sported that ... read more

My sleeve experience, Episode 1

eeve or not to sleeve, that is the question. It took me a long time to decide if I was that committed to body art. I have several other tattoos, but none as involved as a full sleeve. The idea stemmed from my desire to forever immortalize my all time favorite villain, Maleficent, from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. But how could I possibly fit her Royal Badness and everything else from the film I wanted into one tattoo? The answer seemed clear. If I was going to do it, I was going to do it right, which meant a serious commitment ... read more

My Huge Faerie Backpiece

so I have known Alex for awhile now. He is my best friend's older brother and he's been tattooing for about 3 years or so. Well, I spent a lot of time in art class in high school drawing big-busted faeries but nothing came out quite the way I liked it. I knew WHAT I wanted, I just couldn't draw it to the standards of putting it on my body. So, I approached Alex with my dillema and he let me look at the artist Brian Rouche's book "Faeries" and show him what I did and didn't like. Then he ... read more

Against The Grain

rcumstances by which I received my first tattoo were somewhat odd, but none-the-less very cool. At the time, I was in my junior year of high school, and I was hosting a foriegn exchange student from Germany. I had expressed interest in getting a tattoo many times to my parents; and although they each bear ink, I was told to wait until I was older. When Daniella(our German student) came to stay with us, however, that all changed. She also wanted to decorate her skin, and together we convinced my father that it would be a bonding experience for the ... read more

Our 12 year tattoo history

is a story about my wife and I, and our tattoos from ground zero. My wife and I dated 6 months before we got married, during those 6 months my wife asked me if I minded if she got a small tattoo. I said sure. Little did she know I had a passion for tattoos since I was a teenager. My mother had a friend who was a very nice looking lady that I always thought was very interesting, than one day I saw this lady in a swim suit, She had a large floral tattoo on the front of ... read more

My secret pussycat

ys wanted a tat to decorate my body. The problem with that was that i had everyone in my family telling me are you craxy? a young girl like you having a tat? They told me that if i dare do something like that i would be throuwn out of the house. So i forgot the idea since last summer. I was in a legal age to do it but i would nt dare it. My boyfriend encouraged me telling that it is my body and i can decorate it as i want. Anyway i desided to do it but ... read more

How I got over my needle phobia!!!

e had a facination with tatttoos and body mod. since I was about 14 years old , when I was 18 I decided I had waited long enough and finaly had saved up enough money (and courage!!)to have it done . I had drawn a beautiful tribal design that I wanted in the middle of my lower back , right above my butt.I was referred to a tattoo artist by a trusted family member and called her up to ask if I could check her studio out , make sure that it was clean and that I felt comfortable with ... read more

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