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    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012 edited
    Am I okay to kick this off, seeing as how it's turned December here in the UK just now? Do let me know if not.

    In the process of having my ribs stabbed over and over again with a needle dipped in ink for two hours:
    Stabby stabby!

    No more stabbing!

    I'm not overly happy with the result. I'd heard good things about the tattooist, but while he was a lovely guy, his detailing is shoddy and he couldn't even make the lines that cross behind others match up on either side. I will have to pay someone to even this out at some later point, and I do want to let them know that I'm not entirely happy with the result.

    The shadowing is nice, though, and no tattoo is perfect. I'm just disappointed as this is by far the best design I've ever created, and when the finished tattoo doesn't live up to the original, well...

    For the record; yes. It was incredibly painful. The line work was the worst, as it's deep in the skin and every full section of line is done in one slow swoop. When it was high up near the chest, I was clenching my teeth and concentrating heavily on breathing. The shading, by comparison, was a breeze (though still more painful than any of my other tattoos) and I was singing along to KISS and Soundgarden throughout that part of the session.
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    It's a great design magnalus, just needs a little touch up.

    Last months SPIT died after 7 days, we need more themes.

    Anyone here do Movember? Keep it going! This is over a year old, but it started to come together around 3 months.

    Two years after buying these glasses, getting them scratched and getting contact lenses, I finally don't mind how they look on me.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2012
    @ Magnulus- You're in Scotland right? It would be remiss of me not to recommend CUSTOM INC in Glasgow for all your future tattooing needs.
    Run by one of the best human beings I know, and staffed by some of the best young artists in the business, I particularly think Ema Sweeney's style would be able to do something special with, what isn't really a bad tattoo in the first place.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2012
    Thanks, Nelzbub. Ema does seem to have fantastic control. I might hit her up at some point in the future.
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    Scrubbing up for the first time after three weeks of looking like I live in a hedge.
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    @AtomicSloth - Bob Dylan is looking envious of your moustache...
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    Cold out in Munich so I strapped a small child to me to keep me warm.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2012 edited
    @Steve Toase....

    Dude can you feel the hormonal wave when you posted those pictures...

    That loving warmth?

    You did that ..... I hope you're pleased with yourself!

    Heri Mkocha
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    This is actually from October when I was in New Mexico. I just finally uploaded it a few days ago, though.

    midwest me.

    (I stuck it in the Draw Each Other thread, too)
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    @Arklight. Loving warmth. The renewable central heating source of the future!

    @Magnulus I still have to stop myself walking around saying 'I made this!' to everybody I meet.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
    Modelling the Base-camp look for the winter:

    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
    Steve: That might be a bad idea, yeah. At least around the woman who carried it for nine months and then pushed it out of herself! :D
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012

    I got an "orthodontic splint" which is a term for a pretty heinously bulky retainer that shifts your jaw. I'm supposed to wear it as much as possible (though not when eating or drinking). As a result, I've been feeling something like the fellow above.

    As if I needed any help looking young. Grr.
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    @Magnulus I think you're probably right. As stay at home dad my work starts now!
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
    Oh dear lord, I had to wear that after I finished with my braces. At some point, my dog ate it, which was annoying but also a bloomin' blessing. For some reason, I found it more annoying than the train tracks (WITH RUBBER BANDS!) I had to wear before it... Oh dear. I just remembered why I didn't have any girlfriends 'till I was 16.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
    @Magnulus, the kicker is that I already had braces. When I was 12. This is substantially bulkier than my post-braces retainer, and I'm gonna get braces after I'm done with this. HAaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha [weeps uncontrollably]

    Thank god I have an awesome boyfriend.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
    Don't worry, we all still love you. We know your inner qualities. :)

    I just had a terrible craft beer that tastes like rust and blood.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
    Dentist stories! Finally, as of this week, I have one!

    I have pretty unremarkable teeth for the most part, no straightening or etc. required. But on Monday I met a dentist I can finally attribute some personality to, mostly in that her name was Kathy and she was freakishly like Kathy Bates in Misery. All with the "This is for your own good" and "This hurts me more than it hurts you."
    Essentially, I have the tartar of a backwoodsman trapped in a bunker with a lifetime's supply of twinkies and no floss. She got it all, apparently, because my gums aren't even bleeding after six days of obsessive flossing, but I spent the rest of Monday not being able to eat solids. The inflammation, oh, the inflammation. Terrifying(ly successful) experience.
    To wit (in a cafe, procrastinating, because this essay and my looming workload is equally terrifying):

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