Diary of a Tattoo

Weekend before last I got my first tattoo…
A barcode on the back of the neck

So, in the spirit of sharing. Here’s a photo essay of sorts 🙂

But, before I start

  1. No it didn’t hurt – Felt like a cross between a sharp scratch with, say, a pine needle, and when you get too close to a sparkler.
  2. I got a barcode because I wanted to
  3. Yes the numbers do mean something, bonus points if you can guess the significance.
  4. I dont know whether it will scan yet, I havent tried. Although its not UPC so it wouldnt scan on normal scanners anyway.

So now that 4 of the 5 standard questions have been answered (the first seems to be is it real?)

Diary of A Tattoo – A Story in Photos by Miriam Parkinson
Can you tell I’ve had too much caffeine today??

The Naked NeckFirst the design was transferred onto my neck.

The Printed Transfer

The process finally begins

The first touch of the needle

Halfway done… I’ll admit it hurt a little bit more on the nobbly bits… And when he went over the thicker lines to fill them out.

Halfway done

Immediately after it was finished… Kinda blurry because Colin took it with a camera phone and they dont really do close up.

Finished Product - Immediately after

It felt like a bad sunburn by now… And its all 3d like when you scratch yourself on something and get that raised red bit. Also excess ink is coming out.

Red and Sore. First Night

And the Final Product…

The finished Tattoo

4 thoughts on “Diary of a Tattoo

  1. Cameron Reilly September 16, 2006 / 4:31 am

    holy shit that’s cool! Why didn’t you show us the other night??? I’ve always said I’d love a barcode tatt! Perfect! ALthough recently I’ve decided to get the TPN logo instead. 🙂


  2. Cait September 18, 2006 / 10:45 pm

    I get the bonus points!


  3. Anonymous November 23, 2006 / 8:48 pm

    I get the bonus points too.Registration at 16 is pretty full on.


  4. miriam November 23, 2006 / 10:20 pm

    Registered at 19 not 16 but I get your point


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