Yes! Finally the man, the myth (what?), the legend has graced the pages of Sydney Aaliyah with his witty and evasive words of wisdom.
*Did I over sell it? No, I think I’m still good.
Ok, so without further ado, please welcome A.M. Schultz to Tattoo Tuesday:
1. How old where you when you got your first tattoo?Age is a number. Sometimes I feel 20, sometimes I feel 40. That said, I got my first tattoo in October of 2008. I was old enough to drink, but not old enough to rent a car.
2. What made you want to get your first tattoo?I was young and wanted some ink. I was going through a bit of a “jaded-youth” stage, and was brimming with testosterone, libido, and post-teenage angst. I lived on a diet of creatine and protein shakes, and figured a tattoo was the next logical progression in my “douchebadassness.” Really, it was for all the wrong reasons. MMA was starting to become popular and I was seeing a lot of guys get nautical stars on their chest. I liked the whole “human as lost ship finding its way in the night” philosophy behind them, so I got them. Unfortunately, because I might as well have been auditioning for a role on The Jersey Shore at the time and had been GTL’ing pretty hard, I strolled into the shop with this huge barrel chest and the stars tends to float in their own wave of muscular inflation and deflation, depending on my commitment to superficiality at any given time.
3. How many tattoos do you have?As of right now, only these two. I intend on getting more, but have intended on getting more for the past four years. I had “settled down” for a few years, though, and “settled” men don’t really need to go sit in the chair or live at the gym, so my journey has been a bit protracted… Now that I am “unsettled” — which would sound awful if I wasn’t trying to pass myself off as a writer — I am free to go get all inky.
4. What is your tattoo story? If you have more then one tattoo, tell me your most recent or your favorite tattoo.It’s not as deep or introspective as I’d like. I had wanted a sleeve done that would interweave the major world religions, but never had the right combination of time/money. I will have to revisit Tattoo Tuesday after my next session. 🙂
5. Tattoos on a significant other, like or dislike? Why?Absolutely. I appreciate art and expression and creativity, and a tattoo can be a great indicator of some combination of the three.
And there you have it, from the creator of Headspit himself.Make sure you are following A.M.: Twitter: @am-sch Blog: Headspit
And, check out his debut novel, Ring Girl available in January 2013.