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Thread #34701   Message #469821
Posted By: katlaughing
24-May-01 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Sorta BS: Tattoos & Piercings
Subject: RE: Sorta BS: Tattoos & Piercings
Well I got my tats before it was so common. First rule of tattooing, put them in a place where YOU have control over who sees them. So, I have a few flowers cascading around and under one breast. And a small vine of flowers on my upper right shoulder.

As for the other, well some things a "gyrl" will never tell.:->

My SO introduced me to tattoos. He has an original piece of artwork of a dragon, and other pieces on his chest and upper shoulders.

I do have one tattoo which is recent and very visible. It is on the inside of my left wrist and is of a very special, personal spiritual symbol, which design was given me by a close friend. This was the first one which has felt like a "ritual" work and has deep symbolic meaning for me and my friend.

There are places which still do tats in the old way; that is, using bamboo and organic ink. The tattooist places the bamboo over the skin and taps it with a rock or other hammer-like isntrument. I had a woman neighbour, back east, who'd been in the military. While stationed in Japan she had a full back piece done in this traditional manner. It was really incredibly beautiful, but the thought of the pain made even me wince!

Roger's best works were curiously enough done by two brothers in Denver, who happened to be cops during their day jobs! Superb artists.