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Holy shit, I've done it now!

ubmitted a story here previously, about my tattoo journey which didn't begin till I was 35 years old and how it has influenced my life. My first tattoo -- a small blue flower on the front of my right shoulder -- was a big milestone for me. I've just celebrated an even bigger milestone -- my first below-the-elbow work. Over the past couple of years as I've addded more and more work, the mental process was pretty much the same -- find a spot for the idea I had in mind and get it done. No real internal debate was ... read more

My First Tribal Tattoo

, this is my first tattoo experience . I guess i have been thinking real long about whether or not to get a tattoo , u see , no matter what people say , singapore is still a very conservative country and is a place where tattoos are considered to be associated with gangs and outcasts . this is too bad for people like us .. for actually i sincerely feel tattooing is a very beautiful art form .. its like u can tell what a guy's character is like just checking out his/her tattoo . anyway ...i did a ... read more

Good Tattooing

st tattoo was in 1990 in South Wales when I had one done on my buttock. Putting on the buttock was the easiest way of keeping it covered and keeping a job, which was a priority for me. My buttock tattoo had been fine but getting it was quite painful. It felt like the tattooist was drilling into my buttock, not tattooing it. Eight years on, I decided to get another tattoo but I wanted something else and I wanted a different artist. Several well tattooed friends recommended D T Fleet in Blackwood. He had done work on them and ... read more

I finally did it! :)

34 year old, recently remarried, mother of a 12 year old daughter, raised in a very conservative atmosphere, but I have always been somewhat of a rebel! ;) For the longest time, I have wanted to get a tattoo. I first thought about it 10 years ago, during my divorce, as sort of a "rites of passage" deal - but I never had the courage. Currently, I work at a zoo, and many of the keepers have had tats done and they look great! After talking it over with my husband, I decided to go for it. The first trip ... read more

My love for tats....

s perceived by the general public are for convicts or rather "Bad" people... I disagree.. I was always impressed by people with tats... People of walks of life enjoy this form or art... I am a professional working in a professional environment.. and I am very proud to say I have a tat, and now TWO... In fact I have a few colleagues in my office who has a tat or two.... It was 2 years since I first had my tat done, (a present from my wife for my birthday) and have loved every bit of it.. The sensation ... read more

I can't believe I actually did it.

wanted a tattoo for many years, but I was too afraid of the pain. I also didn't want to get one until I had settled on a design and was happy with the idea of it for several months. That was a nice plan, but I kept changing my mind. I knew I wanted a kanji but I didn't know what I wanted it to say. I had many ideas, but most of them were too much for my first tat. I decided to go small so if I didn't like the experience I could suffer until it was over ... read more

My Tatt story

every one out there, I'm going to tell you about my tattoo story. It all started like two years ago when i really got into tattoes i though it would be a little scary but really interesting to get one and said to myself that when i was eighteen i would get one. I honestly forgot that i wanted a tatt until last year when when a buddy of mine got one done on his arm and i dated this guy who had one. Around my neighborhood i ususally see hood rats with tatts but never pay attention to their ... read more

You know that's permanent

tory of how I got my tattoo started about a year ago. My grades in school (high school) had been kind of mediocre up to that point, and my mom wanted to give me some motivation to get good grades, so she made a deal with me. If I could get all A's and B's from 2nd quarter through the end of the year, she would bring me to get a tattoo, and pay for it. I really don't think she thought I could do it, but I did. The first thing I had to do was decide what kind ... read more

New Life With Ankh

g for a new lease on life - to develop spiritually - to breathe in new life I recently backpacked around Ireland(August 1999). It was when I reached Northern Ireland that I met Pert - a tatto artist - and a brilliant one at that. We got along extremely well and I visited his studio. I knew what I wanted - an Ankh - perhaps a dragon as well - the Ankh representing a new life and a new start - the dragon representing boldness and strength. There was in fact a design to represent exactly what I wanted. A ... read more

Yes! It's real

obably be the last person you'd expect to get a tattoo. I'm basically the preppy, brainer, goody-goody type. Just after my 16th birthday I decided I wanted a tattoo, surprisingly I had no problems convincing my mother, and my father just went along with her. So it was time to make an appointment. It took two weeks just to get my consultation. They wont tattoo anyone until they've came in and picked out their tattoo or had one designed to suit their needs, and also they want to meet the person, let them check out the studio, discuss where the ... read more

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