I did okay on my resolutions for 2018. I completed three out of eight, and the others are kind of ongoing things which are hard to measure. I've decided to try and make it a nice round 10 this year, so here we go. 1. Lose Weight I managed this in 2018, but it was … Continue reading Resolutions 2019
It's been a long time since I got my first tattoo. I remember it clearly, being nervous as I took my seat, hoping that I wouldn't be such a wimp that I'd cry or have to stop. I hadn't made it easy for myself by choosing a big piece to pop my ink cherry. Thankfully, … Continue reading The Tattoo I Don’t Regret Not Getting
Not long after I started my current job I was on break and one of my coworkers had a new tattoo poking out from her sleeve. Conversation turned to tattoos and people compared theirs. I showed off my own ink, and the girl showed a couple of hers. On her upper arm was a text … Continue reading Why I might have to get a misspelt tattoo
Getting your calf tattooed hurts a lot more than your arms. Or at least that's my experience, because I'm currently in a fair amount of pain as Morgan at Frontier gives me a chubby mermaid on my right leg. Luckily I have MWG on hand to comfort me with terrible jokes and to take pictures … Continue reading Inked: Live!
Sometimes you happen to stumble across a news story that just puts a big silly grin on your face and makes you feel more positive about the world we live in and the folks who live here with us. Our story takes place in Grimsby, right here in the UK. Tanya and Adam Phillips' daughter … Continue reading Feel Good Ink
That time of year ago so here we go- 1. Be nicer I'm not a scumbag or anything, but I could definitely do with being nicer. More patient, and a little more considerate. So this is a major one, I'm going to try and be politer, more helpful and try to do at least 3 … Continue reading Resolutions 2015
Earlier this week it emerged that a student teacher, Charlotte Tumilty, was sent home from her placement and told she could not complete her training there unless she covered her tattoos. The press here jumped on it because (a) they have lots of pages to fill and (b) it's the type of story that will … Continue reading Skin Deep: A teachable moment?
Last week I wrote about my thoughts on the Scottish independence referendum, and my hope that they would stay in the UK. It turned out they did with the "No" camp winning by around 10%. This left Scotland in an odd position, with the country having to move on and get along together after openly showing … Continue reading No regrets
I watched two Channel 4 documentaries today, and one, My Tattoo Addiction inspired this post (I'll probably write about the other, Date My Porn Star, at some point). I used to judge people's tats, but now I try and be a bit cooler about it. It obviously means something to them and the world don't … Continue reading The Man With The Miley Cyrus Tattoos
So apparently the Alves thing I wrote about the other day may have been, to use a wrestling term, a work, which kinda puts a dampener on what I thought was a clever and ballsy move, but at least it's got people talking about racism in football again, which is a good thing. Whatever, on … Continue reading Golden Oldie