boy 18 hopes of psychology and music.
the bats over barstow by Troy Frasca, at Dipped In Ink located in Southern New Jersey
First tattoo :D -“if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything” I fell in love with this quote when I saw it, Malcolm X said it and he meant it to all the people who turned their backs on their own beliefs and chose to be like the rest, I think everyone should always follow their own thoughts and stand for whatever it is they believe in, I respect that, people of tumblr, don’t let yourself be influenced by others and fight for what you want in life :)
Camera Lens Tattoo - right forearm
Tattoo on my right forearm of a Canon camera lens.
Tattoo done over two sessions by Jimmy Butcher at The Butcher in Savannah, GA.
Photo by myself.
I had wanted a camera lens on my forearm for a few months, and after having Jimmy do the DFTBA tattoo on my right leg I knew he was meant to do this next. We worked together on the concept but both went in kinda blind as to what it would look like when finished. After a second session a few weeks ago to touch things up, I’m incredibly happy with how it all turned out. The colors are custom mixed and have a really sweet vibrancy in person. I couldn’t be happier with my camera lens. It’s not only a sweet conversation piece, but something that I’m proud to have on permanent display. :)
Time-lapse video of the tattooing:
This is my (s)aint tattoo. It’s inspired from a song by Marilyn Manson, of the same name. The idea behind the song is affirmed be the line, hold the ‘s’ because I am an aint. The tattoo to me, is a symbol of reality, and realizing that I’m not perfect. It’s also a homage to Manson, as his music has had a large impact on my life.