Ink


I love tattoos. I may be an addict. I need Ink Anonymous!

Time to reflect and work with the tattoo artist who has done my back for the last 10 years.

Finishing up what the Maoris call “where we came from.”

These are the inks we put on our backs. The tats on our backs represent the past.

The past is my teacher, my hopes past, my family, my past loves, where I came from and honoring the lives.

Nothing I do is whimsy when it comes to tats. They all mean something to me. Not just decoration.

Written On Bathroom Walls SB

No pretending.

Pretenders

Tattooed Love Boys 1981

I ran twenty doors,
Around the house, black and blue
Between love boys
Tore my knees up getting tattooed
Cause I needed, to find out what the thing was for
Been reading, a man time came to explore.
I went apewire
Cause I thought, like I like it
Little tease, but I didn't mean it
But you mess with the goods doll, you gotta pay.
A good time was guaranteed for one and all
With tattoos, target practice in the hall
While waiting for their number to get called
While I, I, I found what the wait was about.
I was a good time
Yeah, I got pretty good
Changing tires, upstairs bro.
I shot my mouth off and he showed me what that hole was for.

Now I see you, all impressed and half-undressed,
You got paint stick, all over the scars, lumps and bumps
Tattooed love boys got you where I used to lay
But ha ha, too bad
You know what they say.
Stop sniffling
You're gonna make some plastic surgeon a rich man
Oh, but the prestige and the glory
Another human interest story
You are that.


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