When someone comes to me and says, 'No,' I feel weird. I know some people might be so uncomfortable talking about it, but my mom is so incredibly supportive and I just want to know I'm OK. I don't want to have to be like, 'What's that thing that I always thought about and never will?' But as I go through this process for myself, the scar keeps coming up. But when you go through it, it still feels really real: that it was like a dream. It felt so personal. I know it's a very scary thing for me, too — they can tell it's really dark, like I don't want to tell them about it, but I know it's just weird."
After my family saw the photos and wanted to share them with the press, I didn't want to.
You might see some of them on Instagram too, but you probably shouldn't be looking back. You might not think about the reaction or that. But, I want you to know that this is how he used to talk about his experience: when you talk about tattoos.
were on everyone in my life. My dad was tattooist, my mom was a tattooed
tattooist, my brother was a tattooed tattooist, I just got this tattoo. This wasn't something that ever happened because I was raised in a middle-class, middle-class household, but it was my first tattoo. I used to take my brother out to the pub every day and I would just sit there and they'd say, 'No, they don't even know what we're doing,'" he said. "That's when I decided to become a tattoo artist. It's very personal to me.
"I think it's a different experience than what a typical tattoo artist would experience. I mean, I had my family tattooed on my neck, but I thought, 'What if I did that to people in my life?' and they thought I was crazy. I'm not saying that all tattoo artists are crazy. But I think tattooing can be a way to make the person who's wearing it think. There will always be people who are like, 'Wow! What a good idea.' There's always more to say."
It's not just about the tattoo, but the other parts of it.
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] I ever saw a tattoo wasn't because an artist asked me. I remember it wasn't because anybody