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Tattoo’d Moms

Tattoo’d Moms

Okay folks, I got this idea from watching GMA this AM. Who where has tattoos? How many and are any of them of them in reference to your children? If you do have a tattoo how do other mothers approach you if your tat’s are visable.

For Mom’s with out tattoos How do you feel about other Mom’s who have them they aren’t visable? What if they are visable?

I am a FTM and plan on getting a tattoo in reference of my child at some piont. I already have 5 tattoos but they are all not visable, except for one on the back of my neck and that is easily hidden when my hair is down.

I have 8 tattoos, most are visible depending on what I am wearing, I have 4 on my forearms, one on the front of my shoulder, one on my shoulder blade, one of my foot, and one on my hip. The one on my hip is the hidden one most of the time, and it is the biggest. They are mostly butterfies and are tasteful, and I think that’s all that matters. This is my first child as well, so I don’t have experience with other moms and their reactions to me. But I can assume coming into a new day and age where tattoos are common that it won’t be a big turn away for play dates and such. When meeting new people I often wear long sleeves and encourage them to get to know me for me before I expose anything. It’s been agood method and I’ve been happy.

I’m also going to be a FTM so none of my tattoos reference any kids of mine. But I have 6 tattoos, 1sorta visable with short sleeves and 2 visable with shorts, 5 of them visable in a swim suit.

I have never had any problem with people and my tattoos. This includes my working inside parent’s homes as a Nanny and when I worked for an ultra conservative Jewish daycare. I am always upfront during a job interview and have gotten ever job I’ve gone for. The parents just don’t care. I also usually ask them what they would like me to tell their children about them. Are they “stickers”? (Yes 1 father asked me to call them stickers).

In the ultra conservative day care there was never a parent who voiced any concern or objection even though it is technically against Jewish Law to permanately harm or mark you body. (More often than not they were covered from view).

My experiance is that most people are pretty open about it. : )

I have 7, and the one that isusually visible is the one on my left forearm, and during the summer IF I wear a dress, my right calve. I think tattoo’s can be done tastefully. And personally, I only like tattoo’s that have meaning. And it’s honestly never crossed my mind, about what other people would think :] Theyliketheir coach purses, and gucci sunglasses, I like marking important parts of my life, to tell a story. To each their own.

The Motliest Tattoo Shop in Las Vegas

The Motliest Tattoo Shop in Las Vegas

So, last May when I was in Las Vegas, I featured a tattoo parlor from Las Vegas called Pussykat Tattoo. This past May, I made my yearly jaunt back to the City of Sin, and made a pit stop into Vince Neil Ink, which is located right on the Vegas strip across from Caesar’s Palace. Yes, I know! Some of you might be saying, “Doesn’t Tim write about anything else that’s not Motley Crue related?” Hey, can I help it that one of my idols owns a tattoo shop on the Vegas strip? You should’ve seen what it was like for me to drag my girlfriend into the shop with me! Anyway, Vince Neil Ink was everything that I thought it would be! Like I said, it’s located on the Las Vegas strip in O’Shea’s Casino. In this instance, location is definitely not a problem. Upon entering the shop, the walls are adorned with Motley Crue memorabilia and merch, as well as, Vince Neil merchandise. It’s virtually a Motley Crue fan’s wettest dream! This immaculate 1,230 square foot shop features four tattoo rooms, which includes one VIP room and one room that allows Vegas strip strollers to view tattoos in progress. Also, in the front window, to complete the rock ‘n’ roll vibe is a chopper built by Count’s Kustoms. It’ss displayed with “Girls Girls Girls” painted right on it. Did I mention that this place a Motley Crue fan’s wettest dream?

Anyway, when I walked in, the shop was already packed with people either looking to get work done or were just there as observers. Already tattooing was head tattoo artist, Dano, who, by the way, is my new hero after reading his Republican views on his myspace page. Dano has been tattooing for about twenty years now and his work speaks for itself. Rounding out the rest of the artists at Vince Neil Ink are Juan, Jeromy, TJ, Less, Brett, Bumper, Marq, Kat, John Law, Ron, Justin, and MJ, while Jenny, Alison, Ashley, Jessica, Paige, and Lauren maintain the front of the shop. The majority of their work is custom, but they won’t turn down any flash art if it’s requested, but after looking at their work, I would request some custom work if I was to get anything done here.

Vince Neil Ink opened its doors in November of 2006, and has been open every single day from 11 AM until 2 AM. Walk ins are always welcome considering they are in the heart of the Vegas strip, but they do urge that if an appointment is to be made, it should be through a visit to the shop. Each artist is there to consult the customers as to what they want done, as far as artwork. I actually witnessed as Marq was consulting one of the customers. As far as prices go, they’re pretty comparable to the prices around here in NJ tattoo parlors. They tattoo at about a minimum of $100, but if you ask me that is pretty cheap for a shop that is located right on the world famous Vegas Strip. Also, let’s not forget, you can say that you got tattooed at a shop owned by the singer of Motley Crue. So, that’s all included in the price. The shop is clean, the staff is super friendly, and the place is pretty merch driven for those just looking to buy t shirts and stuff. I know that I missed this year’s Tattoo Convention in NYC, but my stop at Vince Neil’s shop made up for that. If you’re in the Las Vegas area on vacation, stop in the shop located at 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV in O’Shea’s Casino.

Published by Timothy Louie

All right, here’s the deal, I spent 13 years of my life working in radio. My most recent gig being a production director at Premiere Radio Networks in NYC. My career highlights included Waking Up with Whoopi. View profile