Showing posts from May, 2014

The thrill of joining up my tattoo leg piece with my torso

This was a small milestone for me as my half leg piece is joined to my torso.  Suddenly everything looks to be one and altogether.  This is disproportionately important to me, as my intent is all focussed on a body suit.  I don't know why this is so big a thing in my life but it is.  Some years ago I was happy to have work done scattered over my body, now I am not These photos are a little difficult to work out, because I was lying on a bench with my leg at 90 degrees and not stretched out.  Soon I will get a photo of me standing up and showing saggy bottom.  Not many people are pleased to be tattooed to disguise aging, but I am.  The effect of gravity on my derriere will be masked somewhat by the ink. All that remains now of this piece is to tattoo the inner leg.  I think Ben has delayed this as long as possible because he is fastidious about getting close to genitals.  Don't blame him really, but it is part of a tattooists life.  I don't think he will be tatt

The hidden tattooed mathematician

Rory is originally from Newcastle and now lives in Redcar.  He's a mathematician working for a multinational corporation and has to hide his tattoos at work.  He's been getting tattooed since he was 19 and won't stop but he's had to contend with a lot of prejudice at work and socially.  He was on a training course and one of those on the course with him told him he was an embarrassment and passed on this sentiment to his company.  It didn't seem to carry any weight with the guy that he was the best mathematician on the course. So he has no visible tattoos and no prospect of any as he is deeply committed to his profession in mathematics.  He is currently single and any girl friends he has had are in the tattoo community. One of his legs is almost complete now and the other has bits and pieces. I can identify with Rory having once worked for a large American Corporation.  In 1991 I got myself a tiny tattoo on my hip and was terrified anyone in my company