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..
Though Louisville, Kentucky has been cranking out it’s share of talented rap artists since before the East Coast-West Coast Rivalry, southern fried hip hop rarely gets the attention that it deserves. The reason perhaps is that the shameless self promotion and ruthlessness that saturates the music industry does not come naturally to many Ohio Valley artists. This theory is personified in an individual by the … Continue reading Artist Known as B. Good May be Louisville’s Urban Da Vinci.
What makes a person attractive to you? Make-up? Exercise? Tattoos? A little bit of junk in the trunk? For me, it’s a culmination of all kinds of things. Now I’m not saying husky guys aren’t hotties too, but there’s something to be said for the gym devoted guy or gal who’s finely chiseled. I myself am not the skinny “Victoria Secret” kinda girl; I’m more … Continue reading You’re Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea, and That’s OK.
Author Frank Bill is no stranger to a tattoo shop. The pieces below are just a few examples of the interesting and often macabre images that the internationally renowned author has selected for his body art. However, these dark, eastern inspired images are by far not the most interesting way that Mr. Bill expresses himself. Frank’s unmistakable signature writing style and disturbing knowledge … Continue reading Author and Tattoo Enthusiast, Frank Bill Shares a Short Story with Grasshoppertattoo.