denny: (Tattoo)
Found a design I really liked today, but wasn't sure where to put it. Then I thought it might look quite good on my thigh if it had some friends underneath it. Is it one tattoo or three if they're done at the same time, in the same place, but are three separate parts? I can't quite decide.

Anyway, see what you think, if you're not scared of the poorly photoshopped, mildly censored, but entirely naked, photo of Denny )
denny: (Tattoo)
So when I was 21 or so, I got my second tattoo. Those who've heard me talk about this may remember that it was a rash, spur of the moment decision, which although it's far from being the worst decision I've ever made, I certainly wouldn't do again if I had the opportunity to change my mind about it now. It looks pretty much like this:

Photo of a tattoo of a chinese symbol.

The sheet of designs I picked it off assured me that this 'Japanese' symbol meant "To rock!", and well, I was young and foolish. Okay, I was just foolish.

Anyway. Last night, while I was out getting 'goodbye' drinks with [ profile] pieces_of_ele, one of her friends translated it for me. Apparently it's actually Chinese, and although there's not an exact translation, it means something fairly close to 'to wobble'.

I can't tell you how happy this has made me. I literally cried with laughter :)
denny: (Savvy?)
So a couple of weeks ago I had to go and fix a couple of work's servers. They're located in a hosting facility called Global Switch, which is in Docklands.

Imagine my delight, on reading the directions for finding the place, when I found out that I was going to "East India Docks"!

My PotC quotes at this point were sadly completely wasted on my colleagues, but I did find an enthusiastic interest from [ profile] lzz via SMS, so my burst of amusement wasn't totally lost.

I think it was on the DLR on the last leg of the journey that our SMS conversation reached the point where we decided I should get a pirate brand to mark the occasion :) Now, I've been having quite a bit of tattoo lust lately, just that non-specific 'must get a tattoo, must get a tattoo' itch that anyone with a few already will probably be familiar with... damn things are addictive. Anyway, I was a bit taken aback when a design leapt from out of nowhere, straight into the front of my generally unartistic mind, and insisted it was a great idea. Combining the timing with the tattoo lust, it was all I could do not to get it done on the way back from Docklands :-P

However, as with all great tattoo ideas, I thought I'd let it sit a month or two and see if it still seemed like a clever idea. Especially as this one wants to live on my inner wrist... I originally never planned to get any tattoos on my lower arms, so that I could cover up what I've got easily when older if I should want to do so. However, I think at this point I've come to feel that no matter what I'm like when I'm older, I won't be completely embarrassed of what I'm like now (not something I could have said at age 21 when I had my first tattoo!), so I think I feel comfortable with the idea of this tattoo position these days.

In the meantime, I got dumped. See previous whining for details, but obviously it left me in a weird frame of mind. The last bit, where I found out that I got dumped for being too nice, mostly left me hugely pissed off. And so, I decided I was going to cut said design into myself right now, and carry on thinking about having it tattooed. It's only a light cut, (a) because I'm a big girly wuss, and (b) because of the location. Mostly (a). :)

So, after all that build-up... teh pixx0r )

It's meant to say EI (East India!), if you look at it from the right angle, and more importantly it's not meant to say anything most of the time. It's just a nice simple abstract. It'd be nicer as a tattoo, as it would all be even and straight, but I think the basic idea looks okay this way too...

November 2017



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