10 Things Not to Do When You Get a Tattoo

During the day, I play a tattoo artist on TV. Okay, I really am a tattoo artist (not to be confused with my night job of a ninja assassin), and I love my job. There are certain things about my job that seriously make me want to head home and crawl back into bed, though. And, it's not just me; I've talked to the guys at the shop -- they have the same pet peeves.So, I'm going to help y'all out and give you the hook up from an insider source ... me. ...more
I've been getting a back piece done every two weeks for the last two months and it was ...more

He's been gone 20 years

When I was five years old my family received the dreaded knock on the door. I'm sure you've heard about this knock. I'm prayin you've never had to experience it for yourself. But this knock is every military families worst nightmare. Men in uniforms came to our door to inform my mother that my daddy had been killed. My daddy was in the Army. He was in Somalia in 1993 with Operation Restore Hope. He was killed on Aug 8 by a road side bomb....more

Preachers of LA: Pastor Jay Haizlip, The issue of Christians getting Tattoos

By: Denise N. Fyffe.Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe...more

Tattoo Discrimination

http://mybabybirds.blogspot.com/ It's not often you hear complaints of discrimination from white American men. It's not often they experience it here, obviously. The Sailor is though - for his tattoos. That sounds so stupid, but it's a real issue. It's an issue, because it can prevent him from finding employment after spending years serving his country.      ...more

Would You Get a Tattoo of Your Employer's Logo for Cash Bonus?

I know times can be tough and companies are always looking for ways to motivate employees, but when I saw this recent business news (which I mentally filed to the "crazy column of corporate antics") I was amused. Tracy Davidson from NBC-10 Philadelphia asked the question on her facebook page: ...more

You tattooed your FACE?

Misunderstood; really?!That was the first question I asked my daughter when I saw her recently. The second was, “Did the guy who did that ask you, “Are you SURE?”...more

The Thing About Having Tattoos Is

I read an article the other day on The High Tea Cast, by Kate Henley. Talking about how it sucks that people judge other people on things like having a tattoo. It got me thinking. You see, the thing about having tattoos is, people will judge you. I'm not sure why....more

Midlife and Tattoos: Why I Ink

No, I am not barreling at the speed of light toward a midlife crisis, I'd like to squash that idea right now.Yes, I realize that at 40-something many people are removing their tattoos not getting them.No, I am not desperately clinging to my youth by pretending to be edgy and cool - I'm ALREADY edgy and cool, just ask my kids and then ignore their snorts and eye-rolling. Yes, I may possibly be out of my mind, but the crazy is what keeps y'all coming back for more so I'm  unleashing a whirling dervish of it here in today's post. You're welcome....more
I wonder where you live! I got my first tattoo at 14, my most recent one at 52 (menopause plus ...more

Gimme A Little Skin...

Body art, body modifications, piercing, tattoos, scarification, cutting... What images come to mind when you read or hear those words? Most people I find tend to fall into two camps; those that view the aforementioned words as a means to show their souls on their skins, and those that either don't understand that desire or find it uninteresting or abhorrent. Myself? I most definitely fall into the former camp. I have been decorating my body since I was young and wanting to express myself in a way that I was at a loss to do with words....more