My tattoos celebrate, motivate and guide me in my passions. They help me stay on task, stay focused. They remind me of where I have been and where I am going. Here are a few other author motivational tattoos.
My nautical star in green and black. Reminds to to stay the course.
A permanent reminder so I don’t forget – Kate Byrne
I love watercolor tattoos and wanted a feather pen with the word believe for my writing endeavors. – Lori L. Clark
Reminds her to be her best all the time. – Seasons Vining
What word/sentence/image motivates you?
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.
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And, check out his debut novel, Ring Girl available in January 2013.