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Nice Tattoo

May 31st, 2008

Very Nice Tattoo


My New Vertical Labret Piercing

May 30th, 2008
I’d been wanting a vertical labret piercing for a while and while attending Hell City, I decided that a new piercing would be a great souvenir, so I got it done there.

I absolutely love it and it was probably one of the least painful piercings I’ve ever gotten even though it had quite a lot of flesh to go through! My piercer – James Fern from Division Tattoo – was a sweetheart and a great piercer. Unfortunately, a couple of days ago I lost the ball on the bottom of my jewelry and was disappointed to discover that I had been pierced with an externally threaded barbell. Since most shops have switched to higher quality internally threaded jewelry, I had to go and have the entire barbell replaced rather than just the ball on the end.

BeeJay over at Artistic Skin Designs saved me from my emergency situation and I really learned the difference between external and internal threads that night – I felt every thread of that barbell rip through my skin as he removed it, and yet the internally threaded barbell slid right in and didn’t even need a push. Always insist on internally threaded barbell jewelry!


John’s Other Three Tattoos

May 29th, 2008

Last week, I posted the “after” version of a tattoo I spotted early last Fall. The host, John, e-mailed me the updated photos after I spotted him in at the grocery store.

He also sent me shots of his three other pieces, posted above and below.

Via e-mail, John gave me the run-down on the tattoos, all inked at Body Art Studios in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

“The tattoo with the knife through the heart is a memorial tattoo for my grandmother who passed away in 2000. I drew it and Peter [Cavorsi] tattooed it. It took me a few years to get it because I wanted to get the tattoo done on her birthday… October 13, but I wanted to wait for a Friday the 13th ’cause that was her lucky day.”

“As for ‘Cheech,’ it is another memorial tattoo for my Uncle Patty, my grandmother’s brother. That is why it is in red, so it looks like the blood dripping from the knife [that] wrote out his name. He got the name ‘Cheech’ in World War II. It was his nickname, which is weird, because we are Italian and ‘Cheech’ in Italian is a nickname for Frank. Both of the tattoos are on my left forearm…”.

The black and gray piece is a Chinese character [kanji] with … fire. The symbol means ‘art as a skill’ and the fire around it represents my passion for the art, as I am practicing to be a tattoo artist myself. It was…my first tattoo, inked by Peter in 2002/2003″.

“…Last is the one on my left calf, which in Chinese means “fear no evil”. I got that in 2002-2003, as well. It was tattooed in Body Art, but was done by someone who worked for Peter at the time. I think his name was Sig or Zig…”.

On a side note, the guy who worked for Peter did my first tattoo, and he went by the name of “Sickie”. I think we’re talking about the same guy.

Thanks again to John for coming through and sending me the photos and the back stories on his tattoos!

Editor’s note: John’s comments are 99% verbatim. I took a little editorial liberty with some punctuation and spelling, along with an occasional edit, for the sake of clarity.


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