Tattooed Tips

My Guide to Tattoos

I only thought I was going to get one or two tattoos’ when I was younger. 10 years later I have one on my penis! For a first tattoo you want to start off small for the main reason being that you might not like the pain. For my first I got an Irish clover on my right arm. A tip for getting a tattoo DO NOT DRINK THE NIGHT BEFORE, I bled so much during my first tattoo and nearly passed out, it almost put me off getting another one. . almost.299

Always make sure you defiantly want what you are getting tattooed. I have the PlayStation symbols on my knuckles! Do I regret this? Shit yes! I play Xbox but I got convinced by the tattooist to get the PlayStation symbols. Which brings me to my next tip, don’t let your tattooist squash your idea – they are there to help and offer their opinion, not to completely knock your idea of what you want because at the end of the day it’s your skin not theirs.

223805_279911465451314_717625694_nIf you’re getting a quote or name make sure it is spelt correctly. My mate got a massive one on his chest saying ‘Live Fast Die Hard’, the tattooist for some reason tried to get all fancy with the V in live and it now looks like ‘Libe Fast Die Hard’, totally retarded.

Don’t get a fashion tattoo! Remember those tribal tattoo’s that where barely cool in the 90’s?? Well come 15 years later they are shite! They looked only acceptable on wrestling back then. Lately the new “in” tattoo is the feather with birds exploding out of it or something similar to the same effect, just don’t become a sheep get something that shows your individuality.

Last piece of advice is don’t be a tight arse with your A fifty dollar tattoo will get a fifty dollar job. Look around for a tattooist with a style that you like. Stalk their Facebook page if they have one and see if you like their designs. If you come to Tauranga look up Bray Revolver, he is by far the best tattooist I have seen in a long long time. His black and white pieces are amazing. If you’re in Hamilton, hit up Flax Roots tattoos, an artist called Ali Selliman is fantastic with cartoons and animals. He did my grenade on my hand and I love it.

Anyway there are a few tips on getting a tattoo if you are getting one show me on twitter @mullied I would love to see what you get!







A Not So Magic Trip

I decided to go down to see my mate Tim in Hastings as he had his own place down there. He would constantly tell me that Havelock North had such a great nightlife. We ended up going out on Thursday, recovered watching the footy on Friday. Come Saturday we were hyping it up far too much, bragging that it was time to go out with one last bang. That’s until Tim suggested that it would be a good idea to try magic mushrooms that his dad that picked that morning. Tim’s dad was the most awesome guy, if you could imagine Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, mix him with Willy Nelson and you have Tim’s dad.  We put the mushrooms in the blender with water and coffee; it tasted like dirty old socks with chunks of skin mixed in it. 30 minutes went by and nothing had happened so I ordered the taxi, had a couple more swigs of the disgusting drink and away we went.  Just as we got to town my face started to feel weird and as if it had been numbed with local anaesthetic.  As we entered the first club the whole room seemed a lot brighter than normal but I had no feelings of nausea like Tim’s dad suggested I might. I felt as if I was somewhat in a cartoon, kind of hard to explain. The room seemed to be oblong in shape and finally the distortion hit. The walls seemed to reach out to me and the room seemed to be shrinking, I simply followed my one rule which was to enjoy the trip. I looked at Tim and could see he was tripping out, constantly licking his lips and at the time I thought he was a type of lizard man.  I keep telling myself to remember that it is all in my head and that it will go away. The colours kept getting more intense and they soon had a sort of aura around them, like a rainbow surrounded each and every object I held. Tim suggested going for a walk and feeling adventurous because of the current state of mind we were in, I agreed to tag along. There I was tripping out and marvelling at all the colours and scenery around me. We walked all the way back to Hastings from Havelock, just buzzing out. Cars looked like magic flying beams of light and clubbing was just an afterthought. We got home at 6am and I was in deep thought about nothing. Physically exhausted but my mind racing, I laid down but couldn’t sleep and my brain felt like it was going to explode. That was the last time I do mushrooms, the magic ones!images