I have found it interesting that not many people seem to take tattoo's serious. To me, it is a very personal expression of self. I have wanted a tattoo since a teen, but didn't want anything generic, it needed to mean something special to me.
It wasn't until Sept.2004 that I got my first tat. It is a dragon that I had the tattoo artist design for me. He represents on of my protecting guardians.
In 2005 the day before Christmas I got my 2nd one on my left shoulder. She is my own design.
My last tat was done in Mar. 2006. It is a unicorn/pegasus, and represents my grandfather who is always guiding me.
Dawn, dont worry belly piercing doesnt hurt at all. I had it done 3 years ago at the some time as my tatoo on my right but*t cheek. The tatoo is a nice butterfly , I showed it in the pix where i was sunbathing..
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh like five years ago on a triple dog dare I got my tongue pierced...it didn't last long I was afraid I was going to chip my teeth...did get my belly button pierced too...but the ring broke thru now Im waiting for the winter to get it done again...If I got it done now I couldn't go in the ocean, lake, river etc all summer...Now I can't have that!
sixfeetwtc write: Hey all - no tattoos for me, I don't like needles or unnecessary pain and don't like the idea of having something etched onto my body that will last my lifetime. I have remained the same way since being born (with the exception of going through puberty). It seems that so many people have tattoos that it's almost considered unique to NOT have one. Other body art? Only my pierced ears, and that was forced upon me at an age when I was incapable of deciding for myself - and I rarely wear earrings. But if it were a mandatory in life to have a tattoo, I would probably choose some type of aboriginal body art such as Maori, and try to attain it through traditional methods using a bone chisel, pigment etc., not the modern method .
Same here, SIX, don't like unnecessary pain... lol... When my daughters in their teenage years came up to me and said they wanted a tatoo, I replied: "Your bodies are MINE until you hit 21!! So don't even think about it anynore." in a teasing way though, but they knew I was serious. Now they're young adults, I don't have the slightest control over them anymore... lol... but they don't have any tatoos and don't want them anymore because they want to stick out, believe it or not!!! LOL We all have the pierced ears though, but that's the extent of it.
Katie, that's exactly how I got my pierced ears, my godmother froze them with an icecune and put a needle through them... lol... I nearly fainted!! It wasn't because of the pain, but just the thought of it mostly! HAHA!
I pierced my ear last month. It's all healed up and ready to use! My sister asked, "Which jeweller did you get that sixth hole of yours done by?"
I said, "I did it myself!"
She asked, apprehensively, "How?"
I answered, "Ice cube, hydrogen peroxide and a darning needle."
She turned green and asked, "You shoved a darning needle through your skin by yourself?"
I said, "Well, if it doesn't go right through then all you're doing is poking yourself with a needle! Pushing a needle through your earlobe doesn't hurt if you freeze it with ice! It's kinda like shoving a pin into frozen fish."