We’ve all been there, your friend gets engaged and it’s wedding time. First order of business… the dress! Over the past few days I have been wedding dress shopping not once but twice. Although I greatly enjoy my less girly days there are times when I really like the thought of being the over the top queen for a day. I have never been the … Continue reading Trapped Like a Rat in a $2,000 Wedding Dress…
Well, here we are fast approaching the end of January. Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. Some people are racking their brains trying to find the perfect gift, while others will go with the easy and traditional overpriced flowers and candy. Some will say screw it all together. Their significant others will just be pissed a day or three but alas, for some it … Continue reading A Creative Valentines Day Gift for Both of You..
Everybody has foreign language tattoo. Arabic, Japanese, Chinese… errrrybody is jumping into this fad, and I was determined to do the same. In 2011, I’d been living in Jinan, China for about three months, studying Mandarin as a foreign exchange student. It wasn’t long before a group of us realized that our quiet, lazy city was home to the flagship tattoo parlor of Fu Hailin, … Continue reading Beware the Character Curse!
How to care for a new tattoo has been an ongoing debate for almost as long as there have been tattoos (which for some Polynesian cultures dates back thousands of years). For some reason the tattoo community has had a hard time reaching a general consensus. The root cause may lie in the lack of standardization within the modern tattoo community. There are literally … Continue reading How Do You Take Care of a New Tattoo?
Homebum “When I was around 17 years old, I spent a little time traveling around the country. I left with a few friends, a car, a bag of clothes, and around $200 cash. We made it to Arizona and met up with another crew of vagabonds at a rest area, and I traded my car to a couple of tweakers for a gutted ‘53 Chevy … Continue reading Tattoo Chair Confessional: Tattoo Clients Share Their Stories
It’s Saturday. We got a ton of ice yesterday and I haven’t left my house since Thursday night. I got to wake up later than normal, enjoy my morning coffee in the quiet and make waffles with my youngest son. This is my weather. It totally appeals to me. I love no pants days where you just get to lounge around the house in your oldest … Continue reading When My Youngest Child was Born the Doctor Suspected That He had a Heart Issue..