Arm? Back? Leg?

You want to know how bad I am? This is how bad I am. No, not THAT. Sure, that, but I’m talking about tattoos. Filthy fucking minds, the lot of you. Anyway, here’s how bad I am. I’m now in the worst part of the healing – you know what I’m saying, those of you […]

You want to know how bad I am? This is how bad I am.

No, not THAT. Sure, that, but I’m talking about tattoos. Filthy fucking minds, the lot of you.

Anyway, here’s how bad I am. I’m now in the worst part of the healing – you know what I’m saying, those of you with a lot of tattoos. The itching.

This part – I’m not kidding – is far worse than the pain. The itch-but-can’t-scratch of a healing tattoo. It’s maddening. Even worse when it’s under my boots.

But here’s the bad part; I can’t stop thinking about the one I’d getting next.

Arm? Back? Leg? Arm? Back? Leg? Arm? Back? Leg? Ad-in-fucking-nitum.

A couple days ago I was wondering why I do it – but I never mean that for more than a few minutes. Now?

Which shop to call, is the only choice.

My damned feet aren’t even healed yet. What am I thinkin?

12 thoughts on “Arm? Back? Leg?”

  1. yep, know that irritation well.

    i never got too itchy though. i just tapped my nails on the area that was itchy.

    good luck you crazy tattoo boy.

  2. I think you’re in that particular mode of insanity that drives people to get pregnant again when their first child is still an infant. They convince themselves that it’s somehow going to be better to get all the diapers/bottles/no-sleep stuff out of the way at once, which, of course, is utterly loony. So don’t think that if you get another one tomorrow, it’lll only be twice as much itching and discomfort. Like the two-in-diapers-at-once set discover all too quckly, it’s 1000 times worse.

    Wait until your feet have started school, or at least until they can communicate on their own with more than tears. THEN start working on the next one.

  3. But then again, I personally love to uncover the little bit of hidden purity and sweetness in a seemingly marked-up man. So, hm…

    Guess I’m not being much help here.

  4. I understand completely. At least I don’t have to think about who I’m going to go to for my next one. I have a favorite artist who’s very good and close to my house. Hmm. So, what to get next?

  5. yeah, stan, I sort of go by who’s good at what. My arm will be Polynesian, so that has to be Orly @ humble beginnings. The back, I have the piece but am waffling about which guy. The leg, though, is wide open, with too many ideas for pinup girl tattoos.

    Its all about the right artist for the piece.

  6. I’ve heard that getting tattoo are like an addiction. KE, m’darlin’, seems like “they” might be right.

    I’m still itching to get my first one (have been since my mid-twenties), but I’ve been tripped up on what I want. I want it to be meaningful. Luckily, I have a friend lined up to design it for me – he’s a hell of an artist who’s designed all of his and his wife’s tattoos (I think they have eight or nine between them). Just need to find the concept and the person to do the deed.

    BTW, Stan, I might be emailing you later to get the info on your favorite artist. You don’t live all that far from where I work, so it would also be convenient! My boyfriend has been thinking about getting his second tattoo, but doesn’t know anyone in the area (his first was gotten in Santa Cruz back in his college days).

  7. Go DN! Claim him!!! Yeah, Karl. You’re just a bad boy. A sucker for a good tattoo. Go see Mike up at Black Heart and tell him I loved his stuff. You might just like the place!

  8. I just finished 10 hours this weekend on my other sleeve. I’m not at the itchy stage yet, just the greasy uncomfortable sunburn stage that hurts to sleep on.

    I thought I was going to be done for a while after this one, but during Sunday’s session we talked and have figured out the basic idea behind the back piece. I’m doomed.

  9. NIce, Ray. Nothing like a couple of marathon tattoo sessions to turn you into a complete ink pig.

    As I said to Uncle Tim when he was working on my feet, when you’re in the middle of one and start planning the next, you’re a lifer.

    Can’t wait to see some pix, and more, can’t wait til you get the concept going on the back. Race you, we’ll see you gets done first B^)

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