Tattoo done in Lima, Peru
by Enrique Petini at Arte Sagrado studio in 2001. It is of a Latin America wall
The back side of the
wall mural. I had resist added because that word very much fit my disposition at
the time. As one grow their tattoos remain unchanged - they are a good vantage
point to look back at where one came from.
Lotus flow tattoo that
was done in Hangzhou, China. This one did not heal very well and the artist had
a really odd style. As Chinese people tend to be almost hairless, he did not
shave off my arm hair. Consequently it kept getting tangled in his machine.
Japanese tattoo of
a geisha (or dancing girl) done by Madoka of Cat Claw Tattoo in Kyoto, Japan.
Wood block image of a
man in an apocalyptic smoke-stack world. Done in South Dakota.
Traditional style Mermaid
tattoo done in Buffalo, New York. If you think it looks unfinished, I do too. I
could not believe that the artist was finished when she put away the machine.
"Are you going to finish it?" I asked. "It is finished," was the reply. When
getting tattooed, make sure you stand your ground.
Buddhist tattoo from
Buffalo New York. It is of Avolokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compasion.
tattoo done in Hangzhou, China. This was the most unclean piece that I have ever
gotten, and I suffered many side effects from it. When getting tattooed, you are
in control! Do not let respect for a tattoo artist impeded you from protecting
Scars from the infection
from this tattoo that I received in China under unsanitary conditions. I
actually got up and walked out of the studio half way through because it was
being done in such an unclean way.