Friday, September 30, 2016

drinking ink

In this photo you see the curtains I recently made (slightly different lengths), my gross couch, and two of my tattoos. By request, two stories.

On my right arm, a Sharpie marker and box cutter, crossed. The most basic tools of information dissemination. With those two things and any form of paper I can make a zine, cut a stencil, draw a poster. Plus, I have this thing for office supplies.

Between my collarbones, 'choose your own scars'. I got this one done after chest surgery, a comment on the Frankenstein scars that are slowly fading. They don't bother me, I just felt like they needed balancing and this would do it. One of my only tattoos that hurt like hell, mostly toward either end when it felt like they were halfway up my neck. Worth it. though. I get compliments on this one.

Man, my forehead looks big in this picture.

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  1. Ha! It does not, but your chin looks very distinguished.
    I love the story behind both of these. Especially the one about your scars it's beautiful to commemorate them so publically. I love it. Now what's that full, dark band on the other arm? I'm nosey.

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  2. Hank I have a thing for office supplies too . There are many of us out there...... love the explanation behind the tattoo.

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    1. Yeah, don't let me loose at Office Depot.

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  3. Of all the tattoos I know of, I like yours the best. Do the typewriter! And the May characters!

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    1. I did the typewriter, but I have to find pictures of the May ones.

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  4. Office supply stores are like candy stores. You seem crafty. I think I remember you making your family gifts in your mom's past posts. Creative tats. Keep on writing. Love these posts.

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    1. I guess I'm craft by way of the diy/punk scene. Sort of.

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  5. How many tattoos do you have?

    You do not have a big forehead at all. But I think I do! I got called Frankenstein in high school. I am still very sensitive to it. The hurt still stings. Fucking mean people.

    I love the saying "choose your won scars".

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    1. Aw, nothing wrong with a good size noggin.

      Counting words as one but not counting the covered one, 13 I think. Small time in my friend group, to be honest.

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