My life as a piercer

my stories of clients and my feelings about being a tattoo artist and body piercer
Finally putting everything together for my defeater lost ground themed flash sheet. One of my favorite albums of all time @defeater__ #lostground

Finally putting everything together for my defeater lost ground themed flash sheet. One of my favorite albums of all time @defeater__ #lostground

Sometimes I can’t help but feel a deeper connection to characters in defeater albums more than I should

Some stuff from last week

So I got my head tattooed today. 
The Japanese maple upper left touches my face. I have a face tattoo now. 
Achievement unlocked.

So I got my head tattooed today.
The Japanese maple upper left touches my face. I have a face tattoo now.
Achievement unlocked.

earthdad:

When you’re holding hands with someone and they rub your thumb with their thumb is what I live for

True

(via bunnyharlow)

Friend

Yesterday I had a client thank me. Not for being cool or listening or even the tattoo. But for the way he felt after, the feelings that were let go because of my work. I’ve had a bunch of amazing clients but none have made me feel the way I did then.

It was like something changed. I’ve had proof that piercing was truly the job for me, not because I love it but the way people feel about themselves afterwards. I mean I’ve made people fall In love with parts of their body that they didn’t before. I haven’t really had someone tell me they feel the same way I do about getting tattooed, I’ve never had someone tell me it’s the work I’ve done that made them feel good about themselves again.

For me getting tattooed erases all of the negative feelings I have about that part of me. It helps me see I can be who I want to, that past events don’t make me who I am but shows me how far I’ve come from. I feel like people see me a different way they did before. I know it’s not possible because I didn’t have any tell tale signs. Even if I’m seen in a negative light for being heavily tattooed I’m not seen the way I felt about my self. I’m brighter colorful and full of character and I love myself now, and now I know I’m not the only one.

Thank you for telling me how you felt. It means more to me than you know.