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As You Stood There Counting Crows

Well, it seems I've got the first of the many tattoos that I've been planning for years. And it all came about as part of an elaborate mother's day gift... For awhile now, my girlfriend and I have been considering taking our mothers on a Mexico cruise. We finally scraped together the money to do so for mother's day (though my mom backed out at the last minute, but that's a different story entirely). So, this past week, I found myself on a four-day cruise with stops in Catalina and Ensenada. Every time I travel, I entertain the notion of ... read more

A modbloggable tattoo

http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/06/05/is-that-a-moth-on-your-neck/ I recently decided to move away from trying to hide my tattoos and to start the summer I made a decision to get a tattoo that I had planned on getting when I was older. The piece was to be a Death's Head Hawkmoth, on my throat/neck. I talked to my artist that did my chest piece and when I told her the idea, she suggested that I ask this other artist that worked at the same shop that she was working at. I added him on myspace and sent him a message about the tattoo. In my down ... read more

My itchy flower

I'll be honest; when I first decided to get a tattoo on my foot I was afraid. I had two tattoos already, a small one on my lower back and medium/largish wings on my shoulders. I knew that tattoos over bony, thin skinned areas, like the feet, hurt worse than other areas. When I first decided to get this tattoo I started reading experiences to get a better idea of how it would be and how it would heal. The experiences ranged from worst pain in your life to eh no big deal. I decided to take the stance that ... read more

My First Tattoo

I could not wait to get my first tattoo; it was something well worth waiting for. No, I did not get my tattoo right when I turned 18 like many people do. I waited. I wanted to get something that I would truly love and appreciate for the rest of my life. For well over a year I thought about what exactly I wanted. There are a lot of things I like in particular and one of those things happens to be stars. I love stars. Yes stars may be a common tattoo but I was going to make my ... read more

My Cover Up

Just a bit of background to start with. I was a bit of a late bloomer with my tattoos. I always loved them, my father and brother both have a couple of tattoos and I'd always wanted to get one. It wasn't until I was about 23 when I worked up the courage to get one on my back, just a small one. The experience was great, didn't really hurt that much, but the tattoo was shocking! Within about 1 day of getting it done, I hated it. That's where this one comes in (about 10 years later). I've moved ... read more

Self-tattooing? You bet!

So, about two years ago, I hopped on a plane and flew to Japan to teach English. One of the less fun aspects of the job is the highly conservative attitude towards piercings, tattoos, funny hair colors, and all the other things that generally make life more interesting. Of all the things I expected to experience here, tattooing myself was definitely not one of them. I had two tatts when I came over here, and already had several more in mind that I wanted, but I had trouble finding shops in the area. Now that I know where to look ... read more

My first GOOD tattoo

Throughout my life, I've been fascinated by body modification. When I turned 18, I rushed to get a tattoo--three stars in my lip, which you may have read about here. The months went by, and I would get little things inked here and there. Then, I decided it was time for something quality. On my 20th birthday, I was on a popular networking site. I noticed that Chris, the guy who does my boyfriend's tattoos, had an opening. It had to be mine. After all, it was my birthday! I knew exactly what I wanted [I drew it over and ... read more

My first tattoo

I have only been interested in bodymods for a relatively short time, but since I have been, they have been at the forefont of my mind almost every day. My parents, however, are against it completely and have made their willingness to throw me out of the house clear if I get anything they disapprove of. As such, the number of my mods is still pretty low. I had many tattoos planned, but none I could have without moving out of my house first, and I was prepared to wait. Then, though, one of my friends said 'You know, you ... read more

A beautiful twist on a Zodiac Tattoo

Just 4 days ago I added another piece of art to my body. I had another tattoo before this one, but it is only about the size of a Loonie and this new addition starts right below my ankle bone and works its way up my leg to my mid calf and wraps side to side from calf to shin. So you can understand why I did some research before I went ahead with this tattoo. Like you, I headed to BME to read stories and gain insight, but more on that later. The Design When I was researching a ... read more

Taking Things Into My Own Hands

Being underage can suck sometimes, especially If you're like me and into body modifications of any sort. I'm only 16, and my parents won't let me take part in any type of body modification, they won't even let me get my ears pierced. I pretty much settled with the fact that I'm not going to be able to really get a piercing done until I turn 18, because, well if I want my ears or lip or something, it's pretty hard to hide from them. Another thing I want super bad though, is a tattoo. And that I can get ... read more

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