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i am a tattoo snob

yes, i am tattooed. i don't think of myself as heavily tattooed, but i completely understand where and how some people classify me that way. i never try to cover them all up. ever since i started having work done on my chest, i actually tend to buy clothing that will show them off somehow. because of that, i don't complain that people react to them. it's natural. expected. and i love to talk about my tattoos. i am perfectly happy to tell you all about them and even happier to tell you who did...

posted: March, 06 2011 in tattoo :: 2 comments :: read more

tattoo keeps me sane

i've said it before and i'll say it again.. tattoo keeps me sane. the smell of the shop.the buzz of the machine.the vibration on my body.the sting in my skin.the streaks of the ink.the smear of blood. yeah, it hurts. but knowing that i'll be left with something beautiful and permanent after it's gone makes the pain worth every moment of it. when i was younger i had a lot of trouble coping with my emotions and developed some less than constructive methods of dealing with them. i was raised...

posted: August, 17 2010 in tattoo :: 0 comments :: read more

defy

i've had this tattoo on my finger for quite some time, but people (even some that i see on a daily basis ) are starting to notice it lately and ask what it means. if you know me at all, you know that every tattoo i have means something significant to me. even if those meanings have changed over the years. so here is the photo. DEFY on my left ring finger. what am i defying? i am defying the standard definition of marriage that i was raised around. it wasn't originally intended as a...

posted: February, 13 2010 in tattoo :: 1 comments :: read more

the sun and the butterfly

one of my favorite sites, TattooSnob.com, is doing a piece titled "Thankfully I didn't get that tattoo" and is asking for users to share their stories. so, if you have one, go forth and share it with them. tattoosnob@gmail.com being the true Tattoo Snob that i am, i don't really have a story like that. i have always put long and serious thought into my markings. but. i do have two tattoos that no longer hold the same meaning for me. and i have no intention of having them covered or removed....

posted: October, 08 2009 in tattoo :: 0 comments :: read more