Do you have or do you plan to get piercings or tattoos?
I have piercings, but no tattoos currently.
If so, what are you considering and what do you have?
I have my ears pierced, just got my first cartilage piercing, and third lobe piercing done at the same time, and have plans for a few more, yes. Also would love to get a tattoo or two in the future. I want plenty of time to work out a design, settle on placement, and make sure I'm absolutely prepared for the permanent effect of it. But it will happen.
I'm also hoping to get into shape and get more piercings. Another cartilage in my ear on both sides, a tongue piercing perhaps, spider bites on my bottom lip, and a belly button, after I succeed in losing the belly fat that I have. It'll be my reward.
From where did you draw your ideas?
At the moment I'm still in quandary as to where, but I know I want a butterfly, and snakes. The butterfly because it will symbolize The Butterfly Project, which helps people who self harm. A relative and good friend have gone through that, and I myself have been tempted, but I'm behind them 100%, so thought it would be a nice permanent reminder of what others go through. The snakes because I own two of them, with hopes to own more, and have a scar on my ankle I'm thinking about covering up. Nowadays it's not half as bad as it was when I thought up the idea of a ankle tattoo, which makes me rethink the placement, but I still think it'll be awesome to see what can be done. One snake is white, one is red
Are you comfortable with the idea of a piece of art being part of your body forever? If so, why?
Yes. A big part of it is because I plan on having my sister design my tattoos for me, if I can ever get around to planning them out fully, and discussing that with her. But I love her art, and trust that she'd be a lot more available to me for modifications, and get what I wanted, then some stranger. I also want something unique and original.
What do you look for in a piercer or someone who does tattoo work?
Recommendations, background, years of experience, environment, and their workstation. Recently visited a tattoo parlor to get my ears pierced, and I thought they were a great example of what I'd look for.
Do you prefer line art, shading, or full color?
Depends on what I'm having done.
What kinds of shading do you like? Again, depends on what I get. I love it when a tattoo artist can get shading right however, as I feel that's important, if you have it in the picture, to get it right, no matter what the art type is.
And ugh, can I just say that while I love having my upper ears pierced, and love the three in a row on my lobes, keeping them both clean is something else
I would do it again in a heartbeat though