Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tattoo.












Well hello there. Good to see you again. Sorry it's been so long. I have no excuses really...I guess I got a little discouraged with this blog. I feel like there are only a handful of people who actually follow this blog and I know I was started out doing this for myself like a journal...but it certainly encourages me to keep up with it more when I know that others enjoy it too. Well anyway...I realized the other day that the me and that handful of people are important enough to continue with it :)

Anyway, now that apologies are out of the way....Tattoos have been on my mind recently. I want more and I've finally made up my mind what I want (I'm not telling-it's a secret until I get it done).

I know that tattoos, piercings and body modification have a negative connotation to some people. Mainly that they "look trashy" or the cliched "You might like it now but you'll regret it when you're older". Yes, I can understand that if you get the tazmanian devil tattooed on your neck because your friends dared you to when you were drunk. However, I firmly believe that if you are getting a meaningful, self-representing tattoo, there is no reason that you'll regret it.

The history of tattoos and body modification goes so far back and is steeped in such meaning and sacred origin that I think that if you go about it the right way, the process of getting a tattoo can be a very deep or even spiritual experience. People always ask if my tattoo hurt. Of course it hurt but it was the type of pain that is self inflicted and because it is a repetitive pain it becomes almost like meditation. I actually really enjoyed it. I can see how people become addicted to them.

So, I will be saving for my next one and researching tattoo artists. If you have any suggestions let me know! I leave you with some of my favorite tattoo pics.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never thought of it quite like meditation, but you're right. My ink did not hurt at all, in fact, my most recent one I fell asleep while she was doing it.

Natalie said...

Hi Amber,

Just wanted to let you know that there's probably more people than you realize reading your blog, myself for example, enjoying your take on art and your interesting view of life.

Thanks for sharing it with us...

Natalie

Amber said...

Thanks for commenting "Anonymous". I'd love to see pics of your work.

Amber said...

Hi Natalie,
Thanks so much for your comment and your interest. I'm glad you've been enjoying it!
Amber