Things Dylan thinks about tattoos that Dylan probably shouldn’t think
- If I had a tattoo gun, I would probably let a large portion of my friends tattoo me.
- I like stick & poke tattoos.
- I would totally be someones guinea pig tattoo-wise.
I have a couple of Stick&Pokes. One of them is my favourite tattoo. I know they are not safe, and they don’t always look great, but I love them. This fits in with the other two points; tattoos are not always about beauty for me. They are about control and taking charge of my body. If I can permanently scar my body in a few seconds with a blade, why can’t I do it with a tattoo? They don’t have to be carefully thought out. My body is my own, it looks the way it is because of my experiences, not because of planning. My WTWTA tattoo is far from perfect, but I don’t think I will get it touched up, I have no current plans to, anyway. It represents an experience, and a time, and it was something I needed to do right then and there. I went to an artist who wasn’t my first choice, or my second, because it was something that had to be done that day. But I don’t regret it in the slightest. It is imperfect and the shading isn’t well done at all, but that isn’t important. I have my ex’s initial tattoo’d on me. I still don’t regret that, even if we parted in a bad way. But I did it for a reason, and that reason stood, at the time. I might modify it, but I don’t plan to cover it up, because it was important that it was there at some point. My scars are all there for a reason, inked or cut, intentional or not.