Tattoo Tuesday – Amsterdam Tattoo Museum & Calling all Tattoo’ed Writers

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The connection between tattoo’s and writing for me is all about the sacrifices related to  creating something out of nothing and the pain that goes into doing just that.  If you are a writer and haven’t experience some pain regarding the process, well, keep going.  And, just like a tattoo, yeah it hurts, but when its over, their is this unique and permanent piece of art in the world.

The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum demonstrates the creation of art.

I am super excited to announce they have a new location

OPENING NEW AMSTERDAM TATTOO MUSEUM SHOP:
February 28th, 4pm.
van Woustraat 78, Amsterdam. BE THERE!!
 
They are still seeking donations, so if you would like to help, please visit here and here for more information.

Check out The Amsterdam Tattoo on Pinterest and see why this is a special collection and a special place.

Calling all Tattoo’ed Writers

I created Tattoo Tuesday to feature writers who share my love of tattoo’s and want to show off their ink.  If you have a tattoo story to share along with some beautiful work and want to be featured, please let me know in the comments.  It’s easy, just answer five questions and provide me good photos of your tattoo’s. And, if you have something to promote, this is a good place to do it. Tattoo Tuesday’s are my highest viewed days.

If you have been featured before and have some updated ink, please let me know that, too.

To view past Tattoo Tuesday featured writers, please click here.  

My Weekly Update – We Have a Lot to Cover

It’s Super Bowl Sunday. One of my favorite days of the year.

I grew up with two older brothers. I attending a huge college football school (FSU) and my mother worked for an NFL player during his 16 year career. Needless to say, I am well versed in the game of football. The timeline of my life has always been categorized by In season and Off season.

Not a football fan? Here are 5 tips for you to still enjoy the game:

  1. So you sound smart, the game is between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49’ers. We don’t like the 49’ers.
  2. Except for their tattoo covered quarterback Collin Kaepernick. He is cute as long as he keeps his mouth shut. A little to, I am a quarterback in the NFL and this is how I am supposed to answer questions, for me. But, look at those tattoos. And, if you want to sound even smarter, after a good play, say out loud, “Wow, and to think this is only his 11th start in the NFL.” IFWT_kaepernick_front
  3. Beyonce at half-time. Beyonce is always over the top. It is going to be a spectacle whether you are a fan of hers or not.
  4. The Super Bowl will be played in the Superdome in New Orleans. If you can’t be happy for how this city has bounced back, well, then you must be dead inside.
  5. The commercials. Wasted commercialism at its best. But, you might as well watch so you know what everyone is talking about at work the next day.

Enjoy the game and Go Ravens. What are your Super Bowl predictions?

So hot! And, I as a heterosexual women, I have no problem saying that.
So hot! And, as a heterosexual women, I have no problem saying that.
Related Stories: The Non-Sportsman’s Survival Guide to the Super Bowl by Anna Chaconas.

Post to Review

The Next Star Wars to be Directed by J.J. Abrams – my thought by Steve UmsteadI am pretty happy about this decision.
Four Techniques to Show Rather than Tell by Marcy Kennedy I learned a new one. Remove the ‘to’ phrases.
30 Lessons That I have Learnt From Writing by Michael J Holley You can’t go wrong with a great list. I need to work on #6.
How to Be a Writer Who Thinks Like a Publisher at Wise InkThis is great resource for writers.

the dojo

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That’s right. I’ve joined a Dojo. The talented Ali Cross has reworked the dojo to continue her mission to create support and camaraderie among writers. The dojo is split into three dojos for writers, revisers and queriers (is that a word). You can join one or all three. I am in the NiNoReMo where revising ninjas train.

Goals for February: Revise 150 pages this month. That is 37.5 pages per week.

Join me in the dojo and let’s have a productive February.

Related post: News from The Writer’s Dojo by The Peasants Revolt
New Followers
The Very Hungry
ML Chesley
Raewyn Hewitt
I wanted to thank all of you who press like on my post as well.
Next Week’s Schedule
Tuesday – Tattoo Tuesday: Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update and Calling all Tattoo Clad Writers
Wednesday – Insecure Writer’s Support Group – Writing Group Fears
Friday – A Post Apocalyptic Drama for this Blog Tour
Sunday – My Weekly Update

Tattoo Tuesday – Badge Revealed & Good News for Tattoo Museum in Amsterdam

SydTatTWOTattoo Tuesday will be a constant feature on my blog, if only for my own amusement. I welcome anyone with a great tattoo and/or a great tattoo story to share them with the world. My tattoos are inspired by my life and at the same time inspire my life everyday.  Maybe yours can do the same for others.  Thanks so much A.M. Schultz for creating the Tattoo Tuesday Badge. Click on the badge to read past Tattoo Tuesday posts.

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum

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Every since I heard about the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, I have been planning a trip to see it.  Sort of like the trip to Mecca for tattoo lovers.   A few weeks ago, the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum was shut down and the building owners were preventing the museum owner to operate any long and the collection of tattoo history was being held hostage.

Several events across the world by some of the best tattoo artist in the world were held to raising money to help the museum and protect its collection.

It looks like the campaigned worked and the museum is going to re-open.  I wanted to share this because I love the way the tattoo community rallied together to support and save a piece of their culture and history.  People coming together to help each other is a beautiful thing.

Check out the related post for more information and see how you can help.

Save the ATM
Amsterdam Tattoo Museum SOS
Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Needs Your Help
Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Winning Battle to Regain Access to Collection and Facility
F*ck Cancer! Fundraiser Next Month 

Tattoo Tuesday – Jennifer Ricketts

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Jennifer Ricketts has some bad ass tattoos.  Just check them out and check out her answers to Tattoo Tuesday’s Five Questions.

1. How old where you when you got your first tattoo? I was 24 years old when I got my first tattoo.

2. What made you want to get your first tattoo? One of my favorite bands of all time is Green Day. Their American Idiot album was so inspiring to me, especially after being depressed that Al Gore lost the Presidential election to George W. Bush. I felt like the album spoke directly to me, and I loved the heart grenade symbol. After thinking about getting it as a tattoo for a year, I took the plunge!

3. How many tattoos doe you have? Right now I have four tattoos–the heart grenade and a bottle of poison on my left arm, and the beginnings of a cameo and Hello Kitty as a punk rocker on my right arm. 😀 I’m planning on having 3/4 sleeves done–my left arm will be what I like to call my “arm of destruction.” Along with the heart grenade and bottle of poison, I’d like to get a Day of the Dead skull, maybe a gun, a machete…it expresses my view that it’s ironic to believe using violence will bring about peace. Violence only begets more violence.

The pieces on my right arm each represent the people I love. My mom loved cameos, and I got that tattoo for her. She passed away when I was fourteen, and having this tattoo makes me feel like a part of her is still with me, especially after having my own children. The Hello Kitty tattoo is for my daughter–she loves Hello Kitty. I haven’t thought about what other pieces I’ll add, but I want the cameo to be finished first anyway. I want to add a frame and make the silhouette skeletal with inspiration from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.

I won’t only have tattoos on my arms, ha ha. I also want them on my legs, back and sides. I’d like a chest piece, but my husband is totally against the idea only because he thinks it’d be difficult to cover up for a future job.

4. What is your tattoo story?  If you have more than one tattoo, tell me your recent or your favorite tattoo story? My most recent tattoo is Hello Kitty, and I had it done last August when my husband and I were in Las Vegas celebrating our tenth anniversary together. We stayed at the Palms, which had a tattoo parlor in the casino part, and I couldn’t resist. 😀 Plus I think it’s funny to have gotten a Hello Kitty tattoo when I was thirty.

5. Tattoos on a significant other, like or dislike? Why? My husband has three tattoos–the lightning bolt hitting the man from the American Idiot album, the girl from Green Day’s Kerplunk album, and a rock-a-billy zombie. He has always said he thinks the girl on the cover of Kerplunk looks like me, and our son agrees. 🙂 My husband and I both think the tattoo artist didn’t do a great job on the lightning bolt–that was the first and only time my husband ever got a tattoo from that particular artist.

Thanks for allowing me to share my tattoo story, Sydney!! 😀

Thank you, Jennifer. And, I want to give a special shout out to Jennifer’s daughter who’s birthday was yesterday. Two days after mine.  Happy birthday to us!

Connect with Jennifer at: 
Blog:  Donniedarkogirl.blogspot.com
Twitter:  @pearlofagirl30

If you want to be featured on Tattoo Tuesday, please let me know. I love to hear your tattoo story.

Tattoo Tuesday – AM Schultz

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.