Today I'm going to be tattooed. This is both bogus and sad*.
Tattoos are amazing and fun to have, but big ones hurt. Like rusty spikes up the fingernails hurt. Like bleach in the eyeballs hurt.
So, I'm nosy. And I want to be entertained while under the gun, so I'm asking you to link me to your own tattoos... I know you've got 'em. They ain't just for sailors, bikers and criminals no more. Though some of you are!
Post a pic on my Facebook page, or a link in the comments of this post. Tell me why you got them... tell me did they hurt?
And as part of the deal, I'll show you mine. Well, one of them.
This is Miss Alison Manners of Black Throne Tattoo in Brisbane.
She is by far and away my favourite tattoist. She is imaginative, creative, professional, funny, kind, excellent at what she does and is super-fast. She also has a thing for animals and an adorable English accent.
She also has a nine-month waiting list, so don't get too excited!
I told her I wanted an owl. A lovely, feminine owl. That was it.
I turned up on the day to find she had drawn me this.
It was perfect.
I didn't change a single thing, and it was going to be on my arm forever, so I was ready to be critical.
I've had her for a few months now, and I still adore it. I'm sure I always will.
The teacup! I never even mentioned tea! Girl is either psychic or some sort of cyborg from the future.
So today I'm off to see Mitch 13 from Green Lotus Tattoo in Melbourne, who is doing a guest spot in Brisbane.
I'mma keep what I'm getting quiet, and will show you tomorrow.
For now, go forth and link! I can't wait to see what y'all have got and hear the stories behind them.
*but I still know how to party. Name that movie.