When I was a child, I never found myself fantasizing about becoming an alcoholic. If I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I spewed generic answers like firefighter or veterinarian, depending on the crowd. I wanted to spend the spare moments of my adult years writing poetry and playing music and laughing with good people... Strangely enough, abusing substances never made it onto that list.Read More
That’s the night I saw her. Him. It? I don’t know what’s polite now. But... that’s a man in a lady’s clothes? I begin to ponder about the time I snatched my sister’s little black dress with straps and put it on in front of the floor- length mirror in the dining room. Wearing a broken taboo gave me life.
Have you ever looked in the mirror, and thought I’m beautiful? No? Maybe? The answer is to be determined, but with society’s body standards consistently changing, it's likely that we have all been in the position where have not liked how we looked. Whether it was because of our weight, our height, or something about our face, we may all come to some kind of agreement that at some point in time, we did not like ourselves.Read More
Working in the Times Square area, you meet some interesting characters and have some interesting "you-can't-make-this-stuff-up" interactions. Being heavily tattooed working in the Times Square area (like myself) almost guarantees you to have a least one of those interactions per day.
I love tattoos, I love talking about tattoos and in most situations don't mind when people want to talk about my tattoos. However, there are always a handful of people who always take it a little to far. So for fun, I decided to make a list of top 10 things people have said or done to me that I don't think anyone should say to someone with tattoos. Enjoy!