Monday, July 24, 2006

Ms. AJ's Neighbourhood

It’s like Mr. Roger’s Neighbourhood, only it’s not. Or even better! Like Cheers, where everybody knows my name.

Last week I had made the final decision on what I wanted to get and went down to the building that my piercer and tattoo artist share.

It was like I was coming home again. It’s great when they remember your name; especially since the last time I went to visit was back in November.

During my visit, Scott Veldhoen checked up on the last tattoo he did for me and took a photo of it for his portfolio. This man makes my heart melt. No word of a lie. I had purposely prettied myself up for my trip and was tempted to “accidentally” flash him while wearing a skirt. Don’t worry. I held my cool and made sure that everything was kept in place. Afterwards, I booked an appointment for the next tattoo. Unfortunately for me, he is booked up till past Christmas so rather I got put on a cancellation list. Because what I’m getting will take anywhere from 3-4 hours, it’ll have to be broken up into two sessions - here’s hoping that I can get in before the damn New Year.

And of course, since I was there, I figured that I’d buy new jewellery. I’m only slightly ashamed to say that I spent $200 on a pair of spiral plugs, two new nostril studs, new septum jewellery and an extra nostril retainer. BUT. In my defence, my piercer gave me a massive discount. So technically $200 is a steal.

Lastly, I’d like to state a fact: When girlfriends get together and one of them starts to cry? The rest will follow. Without fail. Every.damn.time. And when you put alcohol in the mix? Things get ugly and males should keep away.

Just sayin'.



Blogger Nick said...

I dunno, I think that's the best time to be around. You can comfort the depressed... and then you are in :)

7:01 a.m.  
Anonymous dawn said...

Where is this tattoo going? what is a nostril retainer? I have one tiny butterfly tattoo on my foot, but I really love piercings and tattoos of all sorts I've just managed to control that particular urge, and now that I'm 33 with kids if I went to get my tongue or other parts pierced people would just think I'm having a mid-life crisis I think. Not that it should matter but. . .you know sometimes it does.

Anyway - I don't know about that crying with the girlfriends thing. Sounds rather painful to me. I think if I was with a group of girls that started crying I'd sneak out the back door.

7:18 a.m.  
Blogger AJ said...

Hahaha. Smart thinking, Nick. I suppose in that situation it's a guys dream come true and it would definitely work for the females.

"I think if I was with a group of girls that started crying I'd sneak out the back door." I couldn't stop laughing at that. I kept trying to picture myself sneaking out, but I don't think I could do it.

Dawn, the tattoos will be going on the outside of my calf on my left and right leg. A nostril retainer is basically a nostril stud BUT it is made out of glass so that it is clear, invisible (except for a small, black-like dot where the pierced hole is) and keeps me from getting my ass kicked at work. So rather than having to get rid of my nose piercings I can put the retainers in to, I guess, hold the space open till I can put real jewellry in.

You should definitely go for another tattoo! You're still many years away from a mid-life crisis!

9:38 a.m.  

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