I was at a loss suddenly; but conscious all the while of how Armand listened: that he listened in the way that we dream of others listening, his face seeming to reflect on every thing said. He did not start forward to seize on my slightest pause, to assert an understanding of something before the thought was finished, or to argue with a swift, irresistible impulse-the things which often make dialogue impossible.
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
I started reading Anne Rice in high school, and this was the first time I can remember a quote or a notion standing out to me in any book. The art of listening is something I treasure not only in myself, but in those around me, and to listen in this way, like Armand does, is something I practice every time I speak with someone. Done by Mikey Wheeler of Mercy Seat Tattoo in Kansas City.
You cannot save people, you can only love them.
This topic came up yesterday, I may need to tatoo this so I remember. It has been three months since we have heard from our son and his girlfriend.
+ Fred Perry on da’ skin. +
That is sick!
I kind of love this.
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I am off to get my new tatoo tomorrow for my birthday! I decided to get a cherry blossom tree that I can add flowers to for every year I am still healthy. It will be my seventh year cancer free on July 7th, I think that is a good starting point. :)
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My friends daughter drew this picture of my husband as a tatoo option with his favorite saying below. She says she will get it done if he pays for it. Nice.
you can complain because roses have thorns
or you can rejoice because thorns have roses
Tattoo artist Ryan Fitzgerald from Dayton, OH was hit with a $100,000 lawsuit last week by his ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent. She claims that her boyfriend was supposed to tattoo a scene from Narnia on her back but instead tattooed an image of a pile of excrement with flies buzzing around it.
Apparently, Ryan found out that Rossie had cheated with a long-time friend of his, but instead of confronting her about it he acted like everything was normal and hatched a plan for revenge. Originally, Rossie tried to have Ryan charged with assault, but the ingenious tattoo artist had covered his bases by plying Rossie with wine and tequila shots and getting her to sign a consent form that stated the design was “at the artist’s discretion.”
No word from Rossie on whether the illicit night of passion with Ryan’s friend was worth it. Moral of the story? Never cheat on a tattoo artist.