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September 29, 2017


今日の話題は: All English

Hi! It's been about a week or two since I wrote a blog update in only English. Today I'd like to talk about something very special to me that many people, mostly in Japan, don't understand.


As many of you know, I have a lot of tattoos. I have tattoos on my arms, legs, and chest. Not only that, I plan to get more tattoos in the future. I love tattoos and I consider myself a collector of tattoos. So, I think many of you have questions about my tattoos but might not want to ask them due to shyness or embarrassment so I'll try to answer some general questions.

I started getting tattoos when I was 18. It's illegal in America to get tattoos before 18 and I got them as soon as it was legal for me. I have always been interested in art, illustration, and design. Tattoos are a way for me to express my love of art and illustration while also expressing my individuality.

「What are your tattoos?」
I have a lot of stupid tattoos. I have a tattoo of a hotdog, a bowl of ramen, a gameboy, a pineapple, various video game characters, among other things. I choose my tattoos based on things I like or designs that I think look cool. For the most part, I don't want to have tattoos that are the same as other people.

「Where did you get your tattoos?」
I have been tattooed in both Japan and America. Many of my good friends are tattoo artists, both here in Japan and back home. Some of my tattoos I did myself, back when I was studying to become a tattoo artist.

「How does it feel?」
It hurts a lot. It feels like a slow, deep, cat scratch.

「Do you regret any tattoos?」
No. They are all connected to a time in my life and they are connected to many good memories. Some designs aren't as attractive to me as they used to be, but when I feel like that, I just want to get more tattoos with cooler designs.

「What do you want next?」
I want to start a giant back tattoo! Japanese style!

That's about all for now. If you want to know any more about my tattoos, please ask me! I'm not shy about them and I'll show you them if you ask!

That's it!

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