2012: A Tattoo Odyssey | Mental Poo

Friday, July 27, 2012

2012: A Tattoo Odyssey


Alternate title of this post:

"I got another tattoo and owie owie owie owie mother hell crap shit that hurts"

WARNING: This post contains photos of my naked upper body so please make sure you are reading this somewhere that you can run off and "take care of yourself" without getting Human Resources all up in your shit.

Onward.

When we last left our hero (me), the decision to have a tattoo that would incorporate my kids' initials of "C" and "P" was in full swing.

And now?

IT'S DONE.

The final design we decided on that would incorporate both my kids' initials of "C" and "P" into something cool that didn't look like crap was this:


You can see the left dragon head and flame curling up making the "C" for "Cameron," and the body and right side of the dragon (and flame) making a "P" for "Payton."

Also? A two-headed fire-breathing dragon pretty much sums up my two children perfectly.

So I made the appointment with my tattoo witch, Lisa, over at Good Mojo Tattoos in Beverly, MA and brought my girlfriend Kerri along because I assumed that I needed something or someone to bite down on and it began.

THE STENCIL

The first part of the ordeal - I mean, 'getting a tattoo' is creating a stencil of it and putting it where you want it to go.


This took 3 tries and is not as easy as it sounds because this tattoo was on my back which required me to look into a mirror reflecting in another mirror and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THE SIZE OF MY BALD SPOT ugh I should really start using Rogaine again and then I should probably lose 5 pounds because I have a bit of a muffin top and..

Lisa: "Jesus Christ will you just tell me if it's okay?"

It was okay.

Here's what the stencil looked like.


Next.

JUST A LITTLE PRICK

The title of this section also describes my personality in general but I'm referring to the starting of the tattoo here.

This begins with Lisa outlining the thing for half-an-hour and then saying, "Okay...that was just a run-through. I'm going to use ink now" and me shitting my pants and then her laughing and saying, "Just kidding. Outline is done."

Witches. Such cards.


Several times during the process my girlfriend would wipe my brow because I was sweating. She did this using a wet paper towel with the hand that I didn't break from squeezing.

Overall it wasn't that painful, as can be seen in this shot of my nonplussed expression:


Other captions include:

"Thank you sir, may I have another!"

"MORE LUBE!"

"This is what it sounds like when doves cry."

"Here we see the opposite of McDonald's 'I'm lovin' it!' slogan."

I'm considering turning this into a caption contest. Have at it in the comments.

INTERMISSION

I had to reverse-cowgirl the tattooing chair to have this done which gave me a wonderful glimpse at my arms so why should I let you guys lose out on that view?

RIGHT.


You almost can't tell that I'm sobbing just off-mirror.

THE FINAL PRODUCT

After about an hour and 15 minutes, Lisa finished.

Here's what it looked like fresh out of the chair:


Perfect.

I sent the pic to my kids via text and they were flipping out about how awesome it was. I can't wait for their reactions when they see it in person later today and their initials are forever emblazoned on my back.

So the pain? Totally worth it.

Would I do it again?

Fuck. No.

But if you want one, and are in the Beverly, Massachusetts area, I suggest you click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Tattooed Moooooog out.

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If you want a tattoo done by some wicked talented people and you're in the Massachusetts area, make sure you check out Good Mojo Tattoos and tell them the Midget Man sent ya:

10 comments:

Lady Estrogen said...

That is very cool. And ooohhh, look at those muskules - hot stuff.
I remember the pain, but will be going under the needle at least one more time.

Ted Neary said...

In reference to your 'Laughing Pic', I would, I would caption:
"Yes Mr. Moog, there appears to be no polyps. Cleanest colon i have seen today."

Big Mama Cass said...

Came out great! Ya wussy! :)

Becky said...

Bwa ha ha. Love the captions. I've never had a tattoo, but I've heard it all from OUCH to meh.

By the way - I saw your evolution of tattoos and I definitely like this one the best. Looks great!

Eva Gallant said...

Glad to know that "Just a Little Prick" refers to your personality and not your body parts!

ndenunz said...

for the caption:

"Doc, please take out that second finger, that's not what I meant when I said I wanted another opinion"

Katsidhe said...

They say that once you get one tattoo, you will eventually want another. Even I was immune to this, but what's holding me back from getting a second is placement.

meleah rebeccah said...

fucking awesome!

Dazee Dreamer said...

I love it. Makes me want to get another one. Yeah, I'm not a scardy pants like you.....

GunDiva said...

Oh, you'll do it again. And I'll tell you why...the endorphin rush when the tattoo is finished.

There is nothing like it.

But it takes me YEARS between tattoos for me to get the guts up enough to go get another one. Unlike you - who took it like a man - I am a sobbing, no-breathing mess when I get a tattoo. However, my arms looked pretty damn good, too, so there is that.

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