Something About Them Tattoos
If you guys know me, you’ll know that I love my tattoos. I’m not gonna lie, I have a lot of them and more than likely will have more. It’s one of the first things people notice about me and the amount of conversations that have started on my tattoos alone is crazy, they really are an ice breaker! As an artist, I do think of them as an art form (your skin is your canvas and all that). There’s something about having your life story inked on your skin that really is fascinating to me. Some people might agree with me, some people might not… each to their own.
I get that a lot of people don’t like or understand why people would want to have them, but one thing that really gets my back up is those who throw their unwanted opinion around as if everyone should feel the way that they do. Everyone likes different things and have different opinions, but I’m sure there are much worse things going on in this world than someone you know on Facebook having a tattoo that you don’t like. A lot of people’s tattoos have a personal meaning to them so don’t be that guy and bring them down about it, you have no right. In my opinion, if it doesn’t affect your life personally then just get on with it.
I remember getting my first ever tattoo, well actually I got 2 done, one on each wrist. I was very young and although I don’t regret getting them done, I did get one of the wrists covered up a few years ago. After those first two, I was hooked. It was almost like an addiction, I wanted more (sounds bad, but there are worst things I could be addicted to, let’s be honest). Within a year, I had gone back for at least 5 more. 6 years on, and I now have roughly 20 tattoos scattered over my body; some discreet, some not so discreet. Do I regret any of them? No. Will I regret any of them in a few years’ time? Who knows? I designed almost every one of them myself and each one has a specific meaning to my life and those meanings made me the person I am today. Every mistake I’ve made, every bad thing that’s happened, every good thing that’s happened come to that is all represented somewhere on my skin and I couldn’t be prouder.
My most recent tattoo (a couple of weeks old) represents this website. It’s my own design, the two crescent moons representing the website and both arrows (one pointing up, one pointing down) representing the ups and downs of creating it. It might be the best thing I’ve ever done or the biggest mistake I’ve ever done, but either way it’s now a part of my story and it will sit on my hand for the rest of my life.