Friday 31st October 2014,
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Browsing the "tattoo" Tag

brain cancer tattoo, in progress

The girl with the octopus tattoo

In case anyone is wondering about the progress of my brain cancer-inspired tattoo, it is going along swimmingly. The photo to the right was taken after my most recent sitting–there have been eight in total, and I have about 1-2 [...]

December 22, 2011 Surviving
The octopi is a smart creature.

The meaning of the cancer tattoo

About the tattoo… If you read this post then you know I am getting a brain cancer-inspired tattoo. Most of the cancer tattoos I’ve seen are easy to interpret: a colored ribbon showcasing the type of cancer a person has [...]

September 3, 2011 Surviving
brain cancer-inspired tattoo, three weeks in

Cancer-inspired tattoo is ruling my world

Instead of having a surgery this year (like I’ve had for the past three years), I’m consenting to a brain cancer-inspired tattoo. Unfortunately, this tattoo is so huge it takes multiple sessions, with a mandatory two-week waiting period between each [...]

August 21, 2011 Surviving
Sitting 1 (of 3) for my koi fish tattoo in 2007. The cancer tattoo might take longer.

Cancer tattoo; it’s going to be badass

I like tattoos, in case you didn’t know. I don’t have a whole bunch of them, just 2 or 3 large-ish tattoos. (I say 2 or 3 because two of them kind of go together and could be considered one. [...]

June 3, 2011 Surviving
Mind over matter

Mind over matter

Throughout my life I’ve developed a mantra for whenever I have to do something unpleasant. I tell myself, “You will do this right now. It will suck for right now. But when it is over you will never have to [...]

February 15, 2011 In Treatment
I’ve got the straight edge

I’ve got the straight edge

This hurts a lot more than it looks. (Stll typing 1 handed, by the way.) Leading up to surgery I thought I was going to have all these big incusions and that my tattoo would be destroyed. I had even [...]

March 9, 2010 In Treatment
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Fishy, fishy, in a brook…

By this time tomorrow, the koi swimming over my right shoulder will be hooked/mutilated/wounded in some way. I am not sure to what extent the damage will be but I can guarantee a new photo will be posted to track [...]

March 2, 2010 In Treatment