Monday, August 21, 2006

Tat Two

I've been thinking that it might be time for me to begin getting my second tattoo. My first one, which was a huge undertaking for a first time, is now two years old and I am still asked if it's new. The colour has held up very well. So now I think something smaller, this time a design with my name, placed between my shoulder blades. Nothing as detailed as before, however.

If you, like me, are thinking of getting another tattoo, but you're fresh out of inspiration check out legendary tat blog Needled who believe "One must be a work of art or wear a work of art."

I'll watch Miami Ink now and then because I am always fascinated as to why someone gets a tattoo. Some people will say that they want something that reminds them of an event or a time in their lives or maybe someone else - perhaps someone they lost or used to know. One guy wanted a tattoo to remind him of his son. But I thought if you need a tattoo to remind you of your child, you probably shouldn't be a father in the first place. Another woman wanted a tattoo to remind her of herself (I swear to God, that's what she said). Why did I chose mine? Cause it's pretty.

Tattoo trend site also worth a visit is Tattoo Now. They've got loads of the latest artwork to browse and if you live in the US, an artists classifieds.

Otherwise....just be a tattoo voyeur and browse the Flickr tag to see what the planet is up to.....or if your love E! here are all the celeb tattoos you can think of.