PIERCED PREJUDICE AND TATTOOED TREATMENT (Open Letter)

We are no different, we only choose different armour.

Dear Judge, Jury and Executioner,

There is something about being a part of the pierced, tattooed and modified club that comes with an immediate and infinite feeling of belonging. A club that exists because the world knows nothing but judgement; a club of people that have to constantly defend themselves to the masses regarding their personal choices, decisions and modifications.

Continue reading “PIERCED PREJUDICE AND TATTOOED TREATMENT (Open Letter)”

All the holes.

Each little piece of metal in my body is another reflection of who I am.

23.

The number of piercings I currently have in / on my body.

25.

The number I would have had by now if this stupid blood clot hadn’t been the reason I am on anti coagulation treatment and can’t have any more piercings (indefinitely).

Continue reading “All the holes.”

My Tattoo Journey.

For over 80 hours I have sat beneath tattoo needles, the paintbrush of the skin. I am not afraid of pain. I am not afraid of commitment.

As a teenager, I spent many days looking at pictures of tattoos and admiring the ink artistry of people that I met in my childhood. I always knew I wanted a tattoo but I distinctly remember my parents telling me that I could do what I wanted to my body, but not until I turned 18.

Continue reading “My Tattoo Journey.”