20 July 2008

Shameless Plug for my New Blog

I'm something of a tattoo enthusiast and I've spent many a happy hour cruising through tattoo galleries. But I've always had a hard time finding pagan-specific tattoos. It seems odd to me that tattoos are wildly popular within pagan culture but noone seems to have created a place dedicated to them. So, I've just started a new blog, called NeoPagan Ink, the aim of which is to showcase pagan tattoo art. If you have pagan tattoos or you're a pagan with tattoos I'd love to see your ink. So please cruise on over to NeoPagan Ink and submit your ink!

8 comments:

solsticedreamer said...

love your blogs!
i have a triskele on my inner arm which i shall photograph and send you if you like?

Livia Indica said...

Thanks! Yeah, I'd love to post it!

genexs said...

Cool, I'm submitting a pic of my tat.

Livia Indica said...

Cool, thanks Gene.

mrsb said...

What a great idea! I'll have to head over there and check it out. I have an entire Goddess inspired 1/2 sleeve and the cutest cartoon grumpy witch :O)

Livia Indica said...

Yes please do! I'd love to see and share it!

Griffin said...

Ow! Ow! ...and OW! You brave people. I don't let anyone come near me with pointy objects. Due to having hospital treatment as a kid for heart problems, I am 'allergic' to needles coming anywhere near me.

How... just how do you even do that?!

Livia Indica said...

Oh I don't blame you for not wanting to get near needles if you had to suffer through a lot of it during your childhood. That's a kind of pain I know nothing about. Perhaps that's part of the reason why I don't fear tattoo needles today: I just haven't had too many forced on me.

That said, it's important to remember that for most people with most tattoos it only really hurts for the outline that's done first. Once that part is done the skin often goes numb. However, if you get a tattoo near the bone, like on the skull or foot, it will be immensely more painful. It's also more painful near veins I think. But if you get a tattoo on the side of the calf or upper arm, for example, chances are it won't hurt but for 10-20 minutes then will go numb. (This of course depends on how big you go with your ink.) Believe it or not, my last tattoo actually tickled so much that I had to bite my fist to keep from spasmodically jerking my leg. It must have been right next to a nerve or something; the itch was maddening!