Wednesday, September 12, 2007

101. Tattoo Skull, Self-Inflicted


Tattoo Ink in Skin. I've got plenty of tattoos (several of which feature skulls), but I've never tattooed anyone else before and certainly not myself. The whole thing took maybe 15 minutes to do, was relatively painless, and I actually quite enjoyed the experience! Yes this is real, yes this is permanent, yes I used sterile equipment, yes I took the photo with my left hand (not easy). So who wants the next Skull-A-Day tattoo?

P.S. My sister thinks Skull-A-Day should be featured on the Ellen show. She says if we all tell her via the Ellen site it might have a chance. How about it, want to give it a go? The more folks that suggest it the better the chances. Here's the LINK.

29 comments:

Teresa said...

I would love a skull a day tattoo--where are you?

Erin said...

Dude. Hard Core. I love it. How did you end up tattooing yourself? Is there some sort of at-home kit?

Crafty Mama said...

True dedication. Where did you put this tattoo?

svein said...

Leg?

alxndr said...

I've been thinking about buying a tattoo machine, where did you get this one? What did you think about it?

Terry said...

I think the key is having a skulladay entry that is somehow Ellen Related. I would think it'd be a no brainer then.

50 C said...

Tribute to the man in Black now self tattooing. Someone may think you spent some time in the joint.

I guess dedicating a year of you life to a project is kind of like being incarcerated.

"Skull-a-Day 4 Life" pour a little out for the skulls no longer here.

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Teresa: Thanks for your confidence in my total lack of tattoo skills, however I was kidding about doing more (for now)! If you must get a Skull-A-Day tattoo (and I would truly be honored), go to a professional shop and send me a picture!

Crafty: It's on my inside left ankle, it was the easiest place to get to with my right hand.

Erin: Thanks! Sorry, I can't say more on the subject.

Alexndr: I suggest getting an apprenticeship at a tattoo shop before buying anything. I'm not a professional and don't feel comfortable making any other recommendations about this.

Terry: Thanks! Hmm, what would an Ellen skull look like?!?

C: Word.

Fin said...

i'm actually more intrigued by your ingenuity in getting your hands on the equipment.

p.s. today's word
pusflgll - the original welsh spelling of persifal
(not to be confused with a pus filled gull)

Leah said...

I'll get the tattoo if you take me with you to the Ellen show.

Nicole Anderson said...

Hey Terry and ALR! I think the tattoo would have a button up shirt and blazer, that is what she wears every day! Try that! HA HA! I nominated you both!!! You BOTH deserve to be on the ELLEN SHOW! Hugs & GOOD LUCK!

Anonymous said...

i suggested this site-- i hope the book idea pans out. i think it would be a kick-ass coffee table book.

Anonymous said...

you are an amazing man!

j

Mim said...

Excellent! I sent in my "vote" to Ellen, too.

Anonymous said...

Who's Ellen? Does she have any pie.
That tatoo is very impressive.






Alien Skull Robots

Betty said...

I emailed Ellen. I told her that we went to prom together.

For some reason I think she will be interested that you went to prom and are not some creepy guy. ;)

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Leah: Let's work on getting me on the show and then we can discuss who's coming with!

Thanks Nicole, Anonymous, Mim!

Betty: Ha, thanks, I hope it works!
And yes, everyone we really did go to prom together!

Kevin said...

Amazing tattoo. For some reason, it reminds me of House Of Leaves. And I nominated the website for Ellen! Now to wait. When do the new episodes start? Does anybody know? I need to set my Tivo to record the episodes when they start.

Kim said...

Very cute. I would like to see pictures of your other skull tattoos!

Gillian McMurray said...

I don't know whether to say 'Cool!' or 'Ouch!'. Cute design though.

Mica said...

1) DUDE! You are ssSOOOOO badasss!
I can't believe you did this. you just totally upped the ante.

2)you and ellen are totally going to do a skull-a-day dance together for Halloween!

Tatman said...

As you can tell by my name... I would LOVE a Skull-a-day tattoo!

Terry is right, mak an Ellen related skull and it would have a better chance.

Becca said...

FWIW, you peeps can get your very own tattoo equipment on eBay. LOL. Seriously. ARL, you're obviously in it to win it, as shown by this tattoo. First time for ya?

Patti said...

Wowser, I have tattoos and I can't imagine doing it to myself!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Kevin: I love House of Leaves!

Kim: You can see tiny pix of my other skull tattoos as part of the #63 Mosaic Skull

Tatman: Hey, if you actually get a tattoo of any of the Skull-A-Day skulls and send me a picture I'll send you a signed numbered print of the #49 Linocut Rat Skull, it's the least I can do!

And what the heck, that offer goes for any other hardcore fans out there too.

Kevin said...

You do? Awesome! To tell you the truth, I've only ever met one other person who ever read it. It makes me sad that my friends don't know it exists, but they make up for it by introducing me to all kinds of indie rock. Okay, enough rambling from me.

David Rodriguez said...

I sent in my vote to Ellen too.

Also, I would love to get a tattoo just so I could get a sweet print... but alas... I am far too great of a pansy

jesirose said...

Well now I'm jealous. I didn't do mine myself, but I did get mine drawn on freehand by the artist. Yours is a bit cooler tho :) Mine's on my right wrist, and I thought I had a picture on flickr but I can't seem to find it :/

I have a bit of an obsession with skulls & crossbones and my hubby sent me a link to this blog for the font - now I'm going to read it every day for all the great art! Keep it up!

caitlin_j_davis said...

i would absolutely adore a skull a day tattoo. i live in NC is there a way i can get one? on my wrist or ankle?