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My Tattoo Adventures

(more to come! Keep checking back!)

6/22/2009
6/22/2009

The fateful day when it all began... Standing outside "Moving Pictures" in Wooster, Ohio (note the Amish guy in the background), all pumped and ready to get my FIRST TATTOO!!!

6/22/2009
6/22/2009

Okay, so I might have been just a LITTLE nervous...

6/22/2009
6/22/2009

But I totally took it like the badass that I am, haha.

6/22/2009
6/22/2009

Halfway finished! It didn't hurt nearly as bad as I thought it would, I got to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the whole time!

6/22/2009
6/22/2009

And thus, the addiction begins...

6/22/2009
6/22/2009

I'm distracted by how bitchin' my hair looks here...

6/22/2009
6/22/2009

First tattoo! Now I forget it's even there, haha.

9/9/2009
9/9/2009

My second tattoo - at North End Tattoo in Wooster, Ohio. It hurt pretty bad, but was over in a few minutes.

9/9/2009
9/9/2009

Tattoo #2 - A friend and I both got spiderweb tattoos on our hands together that day, but hers looked different than mine.

12/31/2009
12/31/2009

Tattoo #3 - The first a streak of "New Year's Eve" tattoos. It's the Dream Theater band symbol on my right inner forearm.

3/5/2010
3/5/2010

Tattoo #4 - My little Mouse insignia I've been drawing everywhere since high school. Got it at North End Tattoo from an apprenticing artist at a discounted price.

11/15/2010
11/15/2010

Tattoo #5 - I liked this design because it was spooky and looks like a musical eighth note. Got this at "Eternal Tattoo" in Springfield, MO.

8/23/2012
8/23/2012

Got the skull wing note thing filled in/shaded.

7/2011
7/2011

Tattoo #6 - This was my first tattoo from Ryan at Eternal Tattoo. There were tornado warnings going on all night and we were hoping the electricity wouldn't go out.

12/31/2011
12/31/2011

Getting my hearts from Ryan on New Years Eve. I don't remember them hurting much at all.

12/31/2011
12/31/2011

Tattoo #7 - I got the idea because I doodled two little hearts on my arm and when I walked by a mirror, I liked how it looked. So I picked the designs and got the tattoo.

2/2012
2/2012

I've wanted this tattoo on me ever since I saw the comic Lenore with the "Touch me, and gain a stump" quote - because I don't like people touching me.

8/23/2012
8/23/2012

Ryan finishing tattooing Lenore on my inner arm. I didn't do too well with the outline - my iron was low and I got light-headed, so we had to finish it later.

8/23/2012
8/23/2012

Tattoo #8 - The finished Lenore. I made it through this time - yay!

12/31/2012
12/31/2012

Getting ready for my traditional New Years Eve tattoo - showing my bare arm for the last time.

12/31/2012
12/31/2012

Outline of clock piece. The hands are pointed to 12 because I'd felt like 2012 had been my best year of my life, thusfar (hence getting the tattoo on New Year's Eve).

5/14/2013
5/14/2013

Before the final session of getting the clock piece finished.

5/14/2013
5/14/2013

Ryan and I screaming for different reasons while he finishes the clock piece.

5/14/2013
5/14/2013

Weird random tattoo selfie.

5/14/2013
5/14/2013

Tattoo #9 - The clock piece, officially finished. I love this one and the meaning behind it.

2/9/2013
2/9/2013

Having some coffee at Eternal Tattoo before getting my next bit of ink.

2/9/2013
2/9/2013

Always a fun time to be in Ryan's chair.

2/9/2013
2/9/2013

Smeary goodness.

2/9/2013
2/9/2013

Tattoo #10 - Korean for "friend", I got this for a close friend who was moving to Korea. I like the brush-stroke look of it.

5/4/2013
5/4/2013

Went to Eternal Tattoo for "May the Fourth be With You" for a $20 Star Wars tattoo - which hurt, apparently.