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Adam
07-05-2010, 11:22 PM
Hey hey all! :D

So, I was lying around in Brainy's house (yay for Canada!), and thought "It's about time I got that tattoo I was talking about done."

(Ok, not quite, but saying "after 6 months of being a wuss..." ain't so cool)

So here it is!

http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo210/adzmodeus/Tattoo.jpg

This was taken just after taking the covering off, so it's a little too shiny at the mo. It looks better in the flesh. ;)

(It's on my left arm, on the inside, about 4 inches below the wrist)

I had it done to commemorate both the release of my first book (see sig), and my first visit to Newfoundland.

So glad I finally got it done!

Whaddya think? :D

spamwarrior
07-05-2010, 11:24 PM
Really cool!

Lauretta
07-05-2010, 11:29 PM
It's soo cool!

Adam
07-05-2010, 11:29 PM
Thanks peeps! :D

The next one'll be done when Strand comes out in early '11 ;)

regdog
07-06-2010, 12:02 AM
Cool

dgrintalis
07-06-2010, 12:04 AM
I love it, Adam! You are warned - they are addicting. :)

CheekyWench
07-06-2010, 12:14 AM
I love it, Adam! You are warned - they are addicting. :)

Yep.
(says Cheeky, about to do the same thing and get her 5th tattoo after the 1st release... and wondering if I can get one to commemorate all my books sold on a sleeve. teehehehehe)


Congrats! looks awesome! :D

Adam
07-06-2010, 12:43 AM
Thanks peeps! :D


they are addicting. :)

Indeed! Already thinking about the next. ;)

Adam
07-06-2010, 01:32 AM
... and wondering if I can get one to commemorate all my books sold on a sleeve. teehehehehe)


Hehe, me too. I'm hoping to figure out a way of incorporating them into one design. :)

semilargeintestine
07-06-2010, 01:32 AM
Congrats on popping your cherry. :D Prepare for several more.

I can't wait to have some money so I can get the 3 more I'm currently planning (in addition to the 4 I already have).

Adam
07-06-2010, 01:44 AM
Thanks, Semi! :D

CheekyWench
07-06-2010, 02:39 AM
Hehe, me too. I'm hoping to figure out a way of incorporating them into one design. :)

I'm just hoping to make them kind of represent what books they are. 1st one will be a thistle of some sort (for Scotland) the 2nd one is going to have a cog or something in it (steampunk) and so on...

Adam
07-06-2010, 03:00 AM
Yeah, mine are all going to be related. My first book was about a Grim Reaper, hence the scythe. ;)

MissMacchiato
07-06-2010, 03:11 AM
high five on the book release! I think that's an awesome reason to get a tattoo!

I've always wanted a stylised black rose on one wrist, but I probably won't ever get one - my day job is pretty conservative

aadams73
07-06-2010, 03:13 AM
Yeah, mine are all going to be related. My first book was about a Grim Reaper, hence the scythe. ;)

Oooh, it's a scythe. Neat. I thought it was a funny broom. ;)

I'm tempted to nick the peachy one's idea, too, and get a book-related one someday. Did it hurt much having it done there? (I've always heard it hurts more closer to bones.)

aadams73
07-06-2010, 03:16 AM
I've always wanted a stylised black rose on one wrist, but I probably won't ever get one - my day job is pretty conservative

There's a waitress at my local sushi joint who has the most amazing lotus flower on her forearm. It's breathtakingly beautiful, almost like it was painted on in oil paints. I need to ask her who the artist was, just in case.

Adam
07-06-2010, 03:31 AM
Thanks, MissM! I love black roses. ;)

scarletpeaches
07-06-2010, 03:33 AM
Oooh, it's a scythe. Neat. I thought it was a funny broom. ;)

I'm tempted to nick the peachy one's idea, too, and get a book-related one someday. Did it hurt much having it done there? (I've always heard it hurts more closer to bones.)Good to know my idea's proving so popular but if it becomes any more so I'll have to think of something more original in the body decoration department. Don't want anyone thinking I'm just copying someone else, do I?
There's a waitress at my local sushi joint who has the most amazing lotus flower on her forearm. It's breathtakingly beautiful, almost like it was painted on in oil paints. I need to ask her who the artist was, just in case.I know of a guy who's covered in the most artistic ink, and pierced too. Face like a melted welly but you can't have everything.

MissMacchiato
07-06-2010, 03:33 AM
My first name is Rosie, so it makes sense, lol.

aadams73, my fear is always that I'd get a dodgy artist! I've seen some real horror stories online :D

Adam
07-06-2010, 03:35 AM
People have been getting tattoos to commemorate important events since the invention of the tattoo. I hardly think the idea is original, Scarlet.

aadams73
07-06-2010, 03:50 AM
I know of a guy who's covered in the most artistic ink, and pierced too. Face like a melted welly but you can't have everything.

He's unfortunate, the poor man.



aadams73, my fear is always that I'd get a dodgy artist! I've seen some real horror stories online :D

Oh me, too! I love (and am horrified by) those ones with spelling errors.

ETA: The ms I've got on submission at the moment is based extremely loosely around the story of Pandora's Box, but I'm not sure I fancy either a box or a jar (as it's commonly depicted) printed on my body. So I guess I just need to write a cooler story. :D

scarletpeaches
07-06-2010, 03:57 AM
He's unfortunate, the poor man.Do you know what would be really cool? If he shaved the back of his head and got a face tattooed there.

Or...eyes inked onto his lids, so when he closed them...SPOOKY! :eek:

kayleamay
07-06-2010, 04:00 AM
Yeah, mine are all going to be related. My first book was about a Grim Reaper, hence the scythe. ;)

Oh, I like it!



Oooh, it's a scythe. Neat. I thought it was a funny broom. ;)



Never let her clean your house.


I don't have any body art but I've been tempted a couple of times. Just about everyone I work with has one (or fifteen), and they've all agreed that I should get a ink pot and quill. But I'm sure that's probably been done a lot by peeps who enjoy writing.

When I can come up with something that I think I'll still love in fifty years and still feels "me", I'll commit it to ink.

aadams73
07-06-2010, 04:01 AM
Do you know what would be really cool? If he shaved the back of his head and got a face tattooed there.

Or...eyes inked onto his lids, so when he closed them...SPOOKY! :eek:

Like this guy? (http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/01/eye-stache-head-2.jpg)

scarletpeaches
07-06-2010, 04:04 AM
Like this guy? (http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/01/eye-stache-head-2.jpg)Epic!

Oh God; I just laughed so hard a little bit of wee came out.

This thread reminds me of the time I 'tattooed' a friend's face with biro spectacles, Victorian handlebar moustache and jailhouse stubble.

She couldn't get that shit off and had to walk along the road to the bus stop like that. I swear, I bust a ladynut laughing.

dgrintalis
07-06-2010, 05:19 PM
I got tattoo #3, the line "Once upon a time..." tatted on my arm when I signed with Mark. If Ink sells, I'm going to have another line of script tatted on the other arm - "A paper tiger to swallow me whole". (It's a line from a poem of mine that inspired a WIP.) And on release day (again, if Ink sells), I'm going to get yet another tat.

Adam
07-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Cool! Be sure to post 'em! :D

bettielee
07-06-2010, 06:25 PM
I've been saying I'm geting a tat when I publish... for about ten years.

shyne
07-06-2010, 07:01 PM
My next tattoo will be of Tattoo getting a tattoo that says "ze plane boss, ze plane"

Susie
07-08-2010, 12:17 AM
Not crazy about tats but yours is very interesting. Glad ya didn't get a bigger one :D

Cassiopeia
07-08-2010, 09:01 AM
*raises a glass to Adam* Here's hoping that by the time you are 40, you have no more space for tats commemorating new books. :D

Adam
07-08-2010, 09:02 AM
Heehee, thanks! Me too! :D

Cassiopeia
07-08-2010, 09:16 AM
I must confess, I told my son months ago, that I'm going to get a tramp stamp when I hit my goal weight. Let's hope that doesn't backfire on me cos Iz skerd of needles. Well not really but I'm not fond of tattoo pain. I had my eyebrows and lids done.

Adam
07-08-2010, 09:20 AM
It'll be fine, if it's on your back, you won't see the needles! ;)

(It'll hurt less then too, honest)

I know a few peeps who thought I'd never get it done, and for a time I agreed with them. I figured that if I could muster the confidence to fly to Canada to spend time with my sweetie, though, a few needles is nothing. :D

Cassiopeia
07-08-2010, 09:22 AM
My son got two tattoos to remind him of important events in his life that taught him life lessons. He wanted them to stand as a sign of who he is evolving into. I think they're cool

Adam
07-08-2010, 09:24 AM
That's what I'm going for, too. :)

Books 'n life changes. I can think of an upcoming life change that'll need one... ;)