Posts Tagged ‘Tattoos’

Can’t I write about anything else?

05/26/2009

Hooray. More work issues. For one, I am so positive hat my current managers have totally forgotten that I am quitting this week. I am too much of a chicken to bring it up, even to Kelsey. I don’t know why feel so intimidated. I felt the same way for some reason at TJ Maxx, and that’s why I stopped working there. Anyways, I should be done there by this Friday.

I got called for the same interview as Cameron last week. We each had our interviews today. I wasn’t so sure I wanted the job, so I didn’t go out of my way to do anything special for it (such as make a resume). I kind of blew the beginning when I said that I wasn’t sure if I could work a night job. (8PM-12PM). Then half way through I realized, “Oh yeah! It wouldn’t be total hell to work until midnight when I wouldn’t have to get up early in the morning. And remember when I worked at McDonald’s and still liked working late?” So right at the end I tried to save myself by saying, “Oh, actually I think I could handle this job with my summer schedule!” But who knows if it worked.

P.S. The library hired someone before interviews. What a surprise. Not.

My camera has been repaired and it works fine. I just want a smaller SD Card so it starts up instantly. Currently Nick let me borrow his 8 gig card so there is a delay. Making it pointless to be a point and shoot camera if I can’t point and shoot. But whatever, it’s fixed. And I will be able to post my own photos soon.

Currently, I am not sure how to spend the large sum of money I planned to spend this summer. I am not going to any music festivals since I found that Neko Case is playing in Grand Rapids, MI. I am going to that in July with Cameron’s mom. So it leaves me with either a tattoo ($300-ish) or this amazing bicycle ($600).

I really want to get either the gypsy face on my right arm, or an anchor arrangement on my chest. I am not sure what one I should do first. It makes most sense to go the Gypsy first since the artist is in town currently, and it would match the style of the mermaid skull on my left arm. The pony tattoo is still not finished because dumb mosquitoes keep biting it so I can’t get it finished.

The bicycle is awesome though. It has a classic 50’s style to it, just like the one I currently ride that is actually from the 50’s. It’d be nice to have a sturdy bike in a style I enjoy. I couldn’t ask for a better bike, really. It has anchor designs on the front and seat and it is a navy blue color. I can get baskets on it and such and it can be nearly exactly like my current bike. I am planning on transferring to a different college (not a community one) in fall 2010. The bike will be used non stop when there is no snow on the ground. Unfortunately I will have to but about $80 in locks for it to ensure the seat or whatever is not stolen. I would also like this bike since I can’t take my current bike on trails and this one seems pretty hardy and able to take on different terrains. It also has 3 speeds.

My dream Bike

My dream Bike


I wish there were better photos of it online showing the anchor details. Anyways, I have to order it into the bike shop, so I am afraid it would end up costing $800… If that’s the case, forget it…

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Back to the Drawing Board- Part 2

05/12/2009

Oh god. My life is slipping, but I am not all that devastated. Here is the deal. Soon after my rejection from the Social Science job, I found the holy grail of Mackenzie jobs. A Scene Shop Aid. A paid position involving something I have done all through high school. I was so excited, and it was all I could think about for days. The application was not due until June 30th. So I applied. A couple days later I noticed my application had been denied!! So today I called the Stage Tech manager at LCC and asked him about it. THEY HAD ALREADY CHOSEN SOMEONE! How can you hire someone that soon!? They must have known what clown they wanted from the start and only put up the application because they had to be fair. Maggots. I want a student job because I won’t have to worry about my schedule as much and inconveniencing my coworkers and bosses because I have weird hours.

I got my tattoo,which only ended up being $50, which was nice. It’s pretty cool, and I think it turned out well. I don’t think many people like it though. Everyone thinks it’s totally crazy to get a My Little Pony tattoo, but I don’t thin so really. How is it any more crazy than getting anything else? The whole tattoo thing kind of stresses me out.. I think people are too judgmental about them, including me sometimes.

Anyways, the artist is new to tattooing and her name is Lily. She did a pokemon tattoo for Cameron fairly recently. I sat a long time and I went on a lunch break with her and the artist who sits with her and watches her, Perry. So when we came back my leg was all puffy and we decided to do a second sitting. So currently, my pony is flesh-colored. She will be teal once I go back. She has her little tribal belly dance costume colored though. (Did I mention in my previous entry that she was a belly dancing pony?)

I have no photos yet because my camera is broken! I was really worried at first because I didn’t want to pay for a new camera, but it turns out I was still under warranty. So I’ll just take photos once I get it all finished and my camera is working again.

Here is my current worry. My current job is cutting my hours, which is great because I like having more spare time to do nothing, but sadly I am getting only about $100 a week. I have a long list of frivolous expenses in the coming months which concerns me.
1. Approximately $70 in belly dance lessons in July
2. A pair of Official Bettie Page shoes- $50
3. $300 tattoo. The artist who did the skull on my shoulder is in Lansing over the summer and I want him to do another image on my opposite shoulder of a Gypsy. I want to make sure it gets done before he leaves because I am not sure if he will come back. I am really concerned with artist consistency, so I wouldn’t have another artist do this particular tattoo.

My hours will be cut severely in June when I start a face to face class in June at LCC. Then I will probably have to quit my job completely by July, or definitely by August. Okay. I really don’t need the Bettie Page shoes. But I still have a lot of frivolous expenses.

Don Ed Hardy vs. Sailor Jerry

04/13/2009

About 3 years ago I discovered Ed Hardy. I didn’t know much about it, but I saw that they put out cool tennis shoes with koi fish tattoo images. They were very expensive and I quickly forgot about the company and shoes. The Christmas before last, my mom purchased me a nice pair of Sailor Jerry slip on shoes with a Sailor Jerry T Shirt.

And finally, one year later I see Ed Hardy everywhere. My first thought was, “Great! I can now purchase vintage tattoo design clothing at a reasonable price!” The first items I saw were in more neutral colors, which is great for vintage tattoos. Now lets fast forward a few more months to Spring 2009. Ed Hardy has become a vomit inducer for me. I see disturbing bright white sweatpants for girls with neon tigers crawling down a day glo bed of roses, and let’s not forget the rhinestones. The baseball caps are also a treat… It has basically turned into a disturbing hip hop fashion statement. I can’t even bear to look at the Ed Hardy racks in the mall any longer.

Aside from the neon and rhinestones, the enormous Don Ed Hardy logo in the back bothers me. Why can’t I have a nice tattoo design without making some brand statement. It is boastful as well as tacky. My Sailor Jerry clothing items feature a modest signature on the corner of the image, about an inch or two wide. Nothing sprawled across the back.

I took the liberty of researching both artists on wikipedia. Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins was born in 1911, and it turns out that Don Ed Hardy was one of his students in tattooing.
Sailor Jerry:

Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry

Ed Hardy:

Ed Hardy

Ed Hardy

When Sailor Jerry died, he gave the right to his art to Ed Hardy and another artist. They gave it to a small clothing company and as far as I know, that’s the same company who still runs it?

Now, Ed Hardy gave a guy called Christian Audigier the rights to use his art in clothing designs. Audigier was the designer who brought us the ever classy, Von Dutch.

Christian Audigier:

Christian

Christian

Anyways, I failed to properly set up this entry and it really isn’t very informative, and it is also very biased. I HATE ED HARDY AND LOVE SAILOR JERRY. The clothing lines anyhow. I know both were great tattoo artists. My final rant will be this. I compared both online stores for you, and let’s just say, I am surprised I didn’t have a seizure when I got a screen shot of the Ed Hardy store.. Not to mention the little maggot model that was featured.. He looks (as Nick might say) a lowest common denominator of a person.

Ed Hardy

Ed Hardy


Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry

How do i Bettie Page plox?

04/11/2009

So. All I can think about is Bettie Page and how I want to be a pin up girl and how rockabilly rules. Bettie Page is beautiful. I kind of want to be her sometimes. I really hate that bondage junk a lot of the time, because I think it’s silly.. Seriously, pulling out a gag ball during sex sometimes seems like pulling out a rubber chicken during sex to me.. Trust me, I don’t know what kind of gag balls are normal, but the only ones I have seen are made with a medium to large bouncy ball you get out of a coin machine inside the door of a super market.

Anyways, Bettie Page makes a gag ball look awesome (even if she used a rainbow colored bouncy ball). She makes everything look awesome. It sucks she’s one of those Hot Topic memes, but whatever. I need to be a pin up girl. I would like to do the campy poses, where I am fishing and I go to cast line, and, “WHOOPS! The hook caught on my polka dot dress and lifted it up slightly, I am so embarrassed!” Aside from that, since I am not model material…

I had a dream that I missed a tattoo appointment because I had belly dance lessons! And my artist was texted me the word, “FAIL!” (The artist I am going to next says that often). Anyhow, I am getting a My Little Pony of some kind, but they failed to call me to confirm if I could get it this Monday. And Cameron said today that Nick was his new best friend. It was cute, but I don’t like when people say that what other people say is cute sometimes. So it was awesome of him to say that?

Oh, and thanks Nick for the banner…