When I was 21, I started getting more tattoos. My best friend, Erik, was a tattoo artist. I remember seeing a “tribally” looking dragon on a piece of flash. At that moment I knew that bad ass dragon was going permanently on my right shoulder and trap.
Yep, I was certain this tattoo was for me. Erik tried to talk me out of the tattoo. But I was leaving for spring break in a month or so and I needed this tattoo. (Yes the same spring break with the Mexican hooker). So we sat down and he began to place this abomination on me. Don’t get me wrong, from a technical standpoint it wasn’t a bad tattoo, he did a good job.
I sported this dragon proudly for a good year or so before I added more tattoos. It was like a banner that told the world I was a douchebag and I know it. I mean it wasn’t tribal band HOLY-FUCKING-SHIT douche level, but it set me apart from the pack of normal dudes.
I remember wearing tank tops to proudly display my dragon for everyone to admire. Fuck right doggy, that’s a fucking tribal dragon! I’ve had several girls lay with me naked, looking at my tattoos, ask me why I have this stupid fucking dragon.
As I got more tattoos, filling out my sleeves and chest, this fucking dragon always got in the way. It was like someone took a shit in the middle of painting and said “fuck it, lets just leave it there, I think it adds character.”
My whole right arm is done in black and grey with many great pieces which flow together very nicely. Then its capped off at the shoulder by this fucking dragon. I want to get it covered up, but I would have to put a big color piece over it. That would kind of fuck up the scheme of my arm. I could get it lasered off and start over, but I don’t want to endure the time and pain of that process. So I’ll probably live out my days wearing my scarlet letter of douchery!
Come to think of it my chest piece is pretty shitty tattoo. Megan Massacre from NY Ink did this tattoo before she was famous. She used to work for my buddy. I’m pretty sure she always hated me, so she tattooed a pile of shit on my chest.
At least I wasn’t as dumb as a lot of people and never got someone name or initials tattooed on me. Love of Christ, what are those people thinking. I have tried to talk so many people out of getting those tattoos when I used to be a partner in a tattoo shop.
Most people with tattoos have at least one really shitty one that they have no clue what they were thinking. So yeah that was a post of just me bitching about my tattoo. So whats your shittiest tattoo? Share, we all know you have one