Month: February 2014

the white fluff of conformity.

 It’s easy to lose yourself in a world full of unjust judgments and unrealistic expectations. Being anything outside of what the societal masses deem “normal” could mean facing rejection, maybe every day. Everyone wants to fit in, everyone wants acceptance, even to a small degree. It’s our nature. That is why you need to remember that there are people out there in this big ‘ol…

everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Mike Tyson spoke those words. Shit happens. Unexpected shit happens more. But you’ve got to know your game plan. You’ve got to know your next move. You get hit, what’s your counter move? Unsure? Slow reaction? Caught off guard? Well then what happens next might be your TKO. You’ve got to be ready…

conversations with my tattoo artist.

Tattoo sessions are hours spent between artist & client. Between the moments of silence, drown out only by the buzz of the machine, conversations happen. I’ve found my perfect tattoo artist. His presence is minimal. It reminds me of a calm before the storm. His voice is soft and his manner is professional. These aren’t just tattoos. This isn’t just work. He’s creating art. It…