wanna go HOME now...
Let's talk about things and stuff

topic list  |  new topic  |  authorish list

parent: Piercings and tatoos!

Re: Piercings and tatoos! by JohnnyG on 2003-10-27 23:22:23

I tell you truthfully, this topic excites me. Pain & pleasure signals reside very close together in the brain and taboo is taboo and we don't want to change the eroticism of that now do we? I have no markings yet amigos. Please continue to encourage me to do something to my body that has the taboo of permanence. You won't regret your boosting and I will certainly write about it. The comments I will make upon completion of the task will certainly be worth your efforts. It won't take much, my mind is 2/3rds the way made up.

Reply to this

Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by tommie on 2003-10-28 06:13:22  |  Reply to this
  What you need to start thinking about is what you think would look good on your body and where you want to put it. Don't just go to the tattoo shop and look through flash (the pre-drawn commercial selections), but think of something original that would be proud to display. Looking through flash can give you some ideas/inspiration, but I suggest aspiring for something unique. While you may want to draw it yourself, a really good, reputable artist will sit down with you and start sketching while you talk about your ideas. Getting the right artist is critical! Don't you live in Austin? If you want, I can try to get a reference for you. And PLEASE don't get oriental lettering. It's way too common and Jesus, how do you know what it really says? The chart may show a character it states means "patience" but are you really sure it doesn't mean "I'm an idiot?" I must admit that one time I considered getting the character(s) for "fuck you", so that when someone asked me what it meant I could tell 'em!
Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by JohnnyG on 2003-10-30 00:01:04  |  Reply to this
  I found the place. Tuesday night, while walking the 6th street corridor, I happened into a parlour along the route and made the discovery I was hoping for. The man was named "Bear" and I'm not sure he chose the name or was named that because he was a member of a "bear" club but he is a master of the 'branding' trade. He showed me a on his body the brand of a Commanche tomahawk placed in the hand of an inked on Indian riding a horse.The scar was filled with burgundy coloring and looked very professional. I asked him if he could design a custom brand from a CAD/CAM application I use at work and he said it would be fine as long as it was easily traceable to an iron mould. Before I go any further let me tell you that he showed me video of a muscular man in the act of being branded with a UT Longhorn on his chest. It appeared to be nothing less than torture. I must decide now how much coedine I will consume before I'm set ablaze. Also, the amount of keloid scarring varies from person to person and in his picture book the 'puffiness' factor of each scar was dramatic. Unimaginable pain for this body art but I will follow through.
Re: Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by tommie on 2003-10-30 09:58:25  |  Reply to this
  Well, JohnnyG, you are being quite progressive here with the branding! I take it you are kidding about the codiene; no reputable artist will work on you if you've used drugs or alcohol. But not to worry; branding is not very painful... while it is being done. The pain comes during the healing process. My stepson tells me that during the procedure it acutally feels like it is very cold, rather than hot. He studied branding and peircing under the reknown artist Fakir Musafar in San Fransisco a few years ago, and we went out to see him while he was there. The branding will show up best if your complexionis dark or in a location which can be tanned.
Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by JohnnyG on 2003-10-30 11:58:13  |  Reply to this
  Some will have difficulty determining the extent of my exaggerations when I write for the sake of merriment but I think tommie you know me well enough to conclude I will stick strictly to heroin for pain reduction. The matter of 'pain threshold' is highly individual. A sizzling red hot poker to the nipple may feel cold to JohnnyQ but to JohnnyG it will feel hot and uncomfortable and so a good strong dose of smack will take care of the discomfort. No,no,no,no.......tommie, of course I'll have a shot of tequila before the procedure but no CNS-messer-depressers, I will be in full control of my faculties. As in the video I observed, there is 'intense' pain at skin contact if the skin is not numbed with topical anesthetic. The surface area of the brand also plays a role in the number of nerve endings affected. Thanks tommie for your input. Hey, you got the phone # for Fakir??
Re: Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by JohnnyG on 2003-10-30 12:05:07  |  Reply to this
  One other item to note. A brand can be done by taking a soldering type instrument and tracing the contours of a design onto skin or in this case, a cast design on stainless steel plate which is 'imprinted' onto the skin through high temp. Sound like fun?
Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by tommie on 2003-10-30 16:10:04  |  Reply to this
  Fakir's school site is at http://www.bodyplay.com/school. Soldering iron? The work I've seen done is either one of two ways. The first is be heating up small lenths of metal strip (usually 1" or less), held with vice grips, over a propane torch and applied as as individual segments of the composite. The other is to "draw" with an electrical surgical cauterizing tool, as shown on Fakir's website. You need to ask this guy to see his portfolio and get some references. We all know that if he has a nice brand on his own body, he didn't do it himself.
Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by tommie on 2003-10-30 16:53:34  |  Reply to this
  OK; my stepsone is here. He knows who "Bear" is and said that he should be OK for tattooing, but doesn't know anything about his branding skills. He tells me that the best, by far, in Austin is either Chris or Jason at Perfection Tattoo on Guadalupe.
Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by JohnnyG on 2003-10-30 21:37:13  |  Reply to this
  Such a small world tommie. Bear practices his art at a parlour between Stubbs and Emos on Red River near 6th street. I am amazed your stepson knows Bear. I did not mean a word of what I said in regards to Bear being called "Bear" because he may be in a "bear club". How would I ever assume anyone on this site would have knowledge of this man and so I took liberty with my writings. I continue my investigations into branding and will follow up on the information you provided. My virgin skin is to be marked soon.
Re: Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by tommie on 2003-10-31 13:05:05  |  Reply to this
  CW (my stepson) said that Bear has really big ears. He saw Bear and his son at a tattoo convention in Austin last year. Let me know what you do!
Re: Re: Re: Re: Piercings and tatoos! by JohnnyG on 2004-06-30 08:44:06  |  Reply to this
  I haven't done a thing. Self-loathing has now enveloped me.I said back then I was 2/3rds made up to take action but apparently the 1/3rd, which is general apathy, took charge and now I revisit the subject with little motivation. Can I be motivated? Can anyone motivate me ?