Why Is That First Tattoo Encounter So Terrifying?
Skin Deep|Issue 310
There is something about getting that very first tattoo that will always make you feel a little bit sick when you walk through the door

I spoke to a friend last week that I hadn’t seen in a while. Of course one of the primary things to fall out of his mouth was that he’d gone and gotten tattooed for the first time. When things like this happen, when people open conversations with details of their body modification, I take it to mean that I have become—in some of my less-tattooed social groups—unofficial spokesperson and sounding board for all things tattooing… ready to listen to anyone and everyone’s stories. I get a real kick out of this. If you do (or don’t) know me and we do cross paths, please do tell me your tattoo news. I am always honoured to hear it.

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