Good Form

Photos and ramblings from my daily life and being a body piercer.

indigosignora:

missxdelaney:

"You only play video games because you’re attracted to all the men in them"

Yes, that is my only reason for playing games… because I am attracted to the men in them. 

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well i mean how could you NOT be attracted to steve

have you even seen him in a tux

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dang son

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tobiasxva:

shannakeyes:

tobiasxva:

assoredrandomness:

tobiasxva:

themodifieddoll:

The service industry is the service industry regardless of what form it takes

Tip me if you greatly appreciate the service provided and would like to show further appreciation. I’d rather be tipped out of genuine thanks than to have it be because of someone thinking they have to.

Servers and valets aren’t hitting me for $150 an hour though. Yes I still tip but fuck you if you seriously get offended if someone doesn’t tip when you charge those rates. I’m a service professional and my rate for what I do is $125 an hour and I do not ever expect a tip.

For the record, your tattooer is not taking all of that $150, but point still stands.

Especially for newer artists or apprentices. Of what they charge they may keep 40% or less of that, then around 15% for taxes, then the cost of replacing the supplies they just used. Tips are the only money that goes directly to the artist. On the average week I make more off tips than my percentage.

Thanks Shanna, I didn’t know if anyone would want me posting numbers / percentages. This is dead on.

tobiasxva:

shannakeyes:

tobiasxva:

assoredrandomness:

tobiasxva:

themodifieddoll:

The service industry is the service industry regardless of what form it takes

Tip me if you greatly appreciate the service provided and would like to show further appreciation.

I’d rather be tipped out of genuine thanks than to have it be because of someone thinking they have to.

Servers and valets aren’t hitting me for $150 an hour though. Yes I still tip but fuck you if you seriously get offended if someone doesn’t tip when you charge those rates.

I’m a service professional and my rate for what I do is $125 an hour and I do not ever expect a tip.

For the record, your tattooer is not taking all of that $150, but point still stands.

Especially for newer artists or apprentices. Of what they charge they may keep 40% or less of that, then around 15% for taxes, then the cost of replacing the supplies they just used.

Tips are the only money that goes directly to the artist. On the average week I make more off tips than my percentage.

Thanks Shanna, I didn’t know if anyone would want me posting numbers / percentages. This is dead on.

strangedayshavefoundme666:

brokenasphyxiation:

zetatauri:

ohnonotthedrill:

ndnickerson:

COLLEGE FIRST.

I love how the Addams Family has ZERO slut-shaming. Like… honey you can dance naked and enslave someone with your womanly charms if you want to, I don’t fucking care, but so help me you’re going to get a college education first.

A+ PARENTING

The Addamses are what every family should aspire to be like (you know; without the dismemberment and electric chairs as play time).  Honestly, have you ever seen more unconditionally loving and supportive parents than Gomez and Morticia?  And not just with the kids, but with each other.  I think what’s especially unique about them is how open they are with everything.  They don’t treat their children like children.  They treat them like they treat everyone else; direct, and to the point. 

It’s creepy how many good examples of parenting and romantic relationships there is in these characters, especially considering they are supposed to be the antithesis of the stereotypical American nuclear family.

(Source: birlybir, via ruinedchildhood)

Embrace the gay side

safepiercing:

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So while I was scrolling through tumblr today I saw this meme of a google search auto complete. This is something that comes up all the time at my studio and I’ve never thought to address it here.

Yes, at one point a single earlobe piercing was used to signify sexual orientation. A kind of…

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ryanpba:

Let me first state that this post is strictly my personal opinion and I am in no way representing any organization or group that I may be part of. 

These were performed by a well known body piercer who has been featured on television and has a significant following online. This piercer obviously did not care about his client’s safety. If these were performed as some type of “play or temporary” piercing then they should have been removed long before they could reject to this degree. These surface anchors were placed in such a way that the client had no chance of successful healing. There were 71 anchors total in this project and you can clearly see that the majority of them have rejected, or are well on their way to rejection. All 71 were performed in one sitting, and unless the client paid well into the thousands of dollars for this project they would had to have been performed with low quality jewelry. Both the placement and lack of quality shows just how reckless a piercer can be when they are trying to promote themselves as a celebrity rather than a true professional. 

This is what happens when a piercer disregards the safety of their client in favor of wanting a “sexy picture” for their portfolio. Do not be fooled by a fresh picture of something like this, or even one that states “after 3 months, no rejection”. You as the client need to realize that when you go to a body piercer you have a choice. You can either select a responsible piercer that will refrain from careless work in favor of offering you a quality piercing that has the ability to give you a pleasant healing result. Or you can select a piercer who either doesn’t know, or doesn’t care what the words “restraint” and “professionalism” mean. 

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