Anonymous asked: I love the bike tattoo design, would you be offended if someone used it for themself?
I’m a little conflicted. Flattered, but at the same time, I like that my tattoo is unique, y’know?
That’s honestly one of my favorite things about tattoos, that its a form of self expression that requires a lot of dedication and thought. There’s a lot of subtle meaning behind the tattoo, that means something to me personally.
Obviously, like all art, it has meanings that resonate in different ways to all of the people who see it. But if you’re going to get a tattoo, make sure its for you.
Yeah, it can be dedicated to people, or pets, or whatever, but in the end you’ll be living with it, and it should be something you love, think is perfect, and means something to you.
So I put this to you, anon. Don’t get it just yet. Find a way to make it personal to you. Change it, something about it, rearrange it, cut out bits and pieces, whatever. If you want to add things, take things away, or whatever, go for it. Maybe you’re one of those people who don’t art good, and that’s fine, I can work with you on it, if you come off anon or give me contact info, we can talk it out, and you can give me your story and I’ll do my best to make it into something you love.
Or if you love it already, its perfect as is, no changes to be made, that’s fine too.
But still hold off on getting it. Let it sit for a while. Print it out and hang it by your bed. Think about where you’d want it, how big you’d want it, how it’d sit on your body. Hell, do what I did, and get someone who’s not too shabby at drawing to draw it on you in sharpie. It looked totally different, in an awesome way, but it gives you a whole new perspective to have it on you. Like, things to consider: will it look extremely large or small in comparison to your body? the circles won’t always be circular, because you’ll be moving and shit, so in what position would you like your arm or leg or whatever to be in when it’ll look perfect? the font is currently lettering from my drafting, do you want that, cursive, bank gothic, or what? Live with it, before you have to live with it forever.
Then in month or so, go back to it. Look at it again, and if you know its exactly what you want, there is no way it could be better, and you want it with you for the rest of your life, get it inked.
And be sure to take a picture and link it to me, I want to see what your mind has made.
Drawn and tattooed by Emilio Saylor of Umbrella Ink in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Does anyone know which DC or Baltimore venue uses a stamp of a rat?
So as of the 24th, I turned 18, and I’m finally old enough to get a tattoo.
Now that getting it is so much closer to becoming real, I revisited the design I made over a year ago, and I think I’ve finally come to a design I’m truly happy with.
Twas the nizzle before Christmizzle and all through the hizzle…
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mizzle.
All were waiting Sizzle Clause and his bag
To bring the good homies and bitches their swag.
Maybe if I don’t check it people will text me.
Last Friday, April 6th, Nachu Bhatnagar, a witty, good guy from my school’s senior class passed away from cancer. This video made me think of him, more particularly a specific occurrence from when he was recovering from his first onset.
I’m not sure where it started, but a Repost status was going around Facebook, “Repost if you wish cancer didn’t exist.”
A lot of people were spreading it around with him in mind, to show support for him.
While he appreciated the sentiment, he disapproved of the message. He felt there was no point to complaining about something that couldn’t be changed, and asked that “REPOST: If you plan on making life about fun and happiness rather than bitch about some bullshit problem.”
This video made me think of that.
For Nik, images with washed-out colors and strangely stained spots on them are what he considers a true photo, or rather, a perfectly undone Lomograph. And with the variety of film cameras he has, He makes it sure that it will effectively chronicle his life as it unfolds.
its me! WHOAAAAA