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Mon, Jun. 21st, 2004, 01:56 pm
Without a safety net

I bought clothes, all on my own. A few new pairs of combats, some long shorts, a few more tee shirts - nothing too fancy.metalrabbit has taught me well. I almost bought a skateboard as well but luckily enough all of the ones available in the shop I was in were for a maximum of 65Kg and it's been a long time since I saw that number on a weighing scales without it being blurred and sweeping past at high speed.

This one is for the dublin people. I understand that Sacred Art has closed, anyone know any other good, clean tattoo parlours around? I've got the urge to get myself inked again and I'd rather not have the target areas of my upper right arm and shoulder turn into a blackened mess of spooge.
I think I have the bleach thing sorted out, there's some stuff called industrial blonde that would seem to do the trick in short order. I'm not sure if it's a trade thing or what but that trade only shop on middle abbey st has a tendency to not care too much about your credentials.

Starting tonight I get brutal with my belongings and start ditching stuff I no longer want. If anything looks interesting and might be wanted by someone else I'll post it up here, otherwise it's heading for one of the (very handily) many wheelie bins out in the dumping area outside the apartment.

Mon, Jun. 21st, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)

The only place that I can happily recommend is Snakebite on Abbey street (on the left hand side as you walk away from O'Connell St, up on the third or fourth floor). This is where I got my most recent one done and I would go back there. Dragon Tattoo on Talbot St has also been recommended to me, but I've never had anything done there myself.

Mon, Jun. 21st, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)

Well, I got my tonguebar done in snakebite all those years ago so if they're half as careful and professional with the tattoos as they were with the piercing then I should be fine.
I keep bloody forgetting they do tattoos now.

Mon, Jun. 21st, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)

I remember the day you got your first tattoo- the Garou one. That was neat. I snuck up on you and startled you a bit while you were on a payphone, if I recall correctly.

What will the new ink be?

I haven't talked to you in quite a while. That stinks.

Mon, Jun. 21st, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)

I'm thinking of one that covers the arm and shoulder from an inch or two above the elbow and up to the shoulder (with a bit at the front and back of it). The design itself would be a fairly detailed circuit diagram of something involving plenty of diodes, resistors and microchips. I'll try and find something reasonably appropriate on a site or two sometime soon, or maybe get the loan of the software used to design these things from one of Clan Hollingsworth.

Hopefully this time I'd be able to avoid the repeated slaps and blows to the shoulder that happened last time.

I'd planned to give you a bell over the weekend to let you know the number for the new place and how things were going but stupid bloody eircom decided that since the last tenant had failed to pay their bill in quite some time they were going to just cut us off without any notice at all. Now that's what I call service!

Mon, Jun. 21st, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)

Unless it's changed hideously in the last...um...too many years (6, maybe?) - or vanished, I'd recommend The Mint, off Henry Street. I've had two done there, and I found them clean, professional, friendly and generally all good.

Or you could just spend a Saturday doing the check-out-of-all-tattoo-studios-you-can-find thing; I assume that at this stage you know what to look for and what to run a mile from. :-)

Tue, Jun. 22nd, 2004 01:08 am (UTC)

I have a fair idea alright, though I'm not exactly enriched with an over abundance of free saturdays these days.