||[Jan. 22nd, 2010|07:36 pm]
These are the two tattoos and piercings I have gotten recently.
This was taken shortly after I got my nose pierced, and I also have a vertical labret. For those that don't know, the vertical goes up through the lip and a ball rests on top and below the lip, instead of into the mouth like a traditional labret and takes a standard curved eyebrow stud. It was a hard healing process, but I didn't listen to my piercer about not smoking... And the only time it bothers me is when I bite into an unripe fruit or something. Otherwise I love it and I get a lot of questions about it because people don't see it that often. I'm the only person I know that has one, and it's a pretty good conversation starter.
This is my Cancer tattoo. I often times get a lot of perverts who are like, "Oh, she must be freaky if she has 69 tattooed on her wrist!" If you're thinking that, get your head out of your ass. It's my astrological symbol.
Dragon Stage 1
Dragon Stage 2
Dragon Stage 3
Design drawn and tattooed by Brandon Holcombe at Lucky Lotus Tattoo Studio, Rochester, NY
This tattoo means a lot to me. It's maybe about half done now. It symbolizes my journey into sobriety, and the dragon is burning away the old me so that the new can begin. It will be fully colored, and I go in for another session next month.