:D

Aug. 10th, 2007 06:53 pm
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And here is Teh Noo Ink: )
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] daragaya:

Read more... )

Hope that was edifying!

Plateau.

Oct. 20th, 2006 05:25 pm
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OK, I knew this would happen.

I have the awesomest job in the world, OK?

BUT! )

In other news, MySpace is still a pile of poo.
mad_andy: (Bassist animated)
Stolen with love and kisses from [livejournal.com profile] rdyfrde:

Friday Five

1. What job do you have, and why do you like/hate it?


I'm a trainee tattoo artist, and I love what I do. After the slings and arrows of outrageous employment since I was fifteen, I'm finally getting to express my artistic talents... and I'm working with people I like a lot, too. It's awesome.

2. As a kid, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"

Once I got over wanting to be a vet (an ambition that died once I realised how academic you had to be - urgh), I really had no idea. So I just kind of wandered about and tried lots of different things - from an engineering apprenticeship when I was eighteen, to shop and factory work, furniture restoration, catering... and of course vet nursing. Which was something I thought I would be doing for a lot longer than I did!

3. Is the job you have now anything like what you imagined as a kid?

Ah ha ha ha no. I didn't even come into contact with tattoos until I was almost twenty - my family just don't have them.

4. Do you have a five-year career plan?

Er, no. I do want to be able to look at what I'm doing in five years and realise that people are travelling long distances just to get their ink from me. And of course I do have plenty of plans for my personal life! ;)

5. In order to get the job of your dreams, is there anything you wouldn't do? Why?

Well, I'm doing the job of my dreams... but I suppose I won't compromise my principles. I know it must often seem I have the morals of an alley cat (*ahem*), but I do have things I won't do. Although a list wouldn't make sense - they're situation-specific, if you see what I mean.

~~

That was fun! Thanks Fred. And now, to work!
mad_andy: (Dirk squee)
So today, I got to hurt some people. Read more... )

Oh, and if anyone on my flist is having a shitty day - here's a great big *HUG* from me. I hope things go better soon.

ETA: And we have pics! )

So, anyone wanna let me ink 'em?!

*Yawn*

Oct. 3rd, 2006 07:43 am
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In other news, just woken up....

And I get to tattoo someone I don't know today. Two someones. So it's like, for real.

*Squeak*

If I get this right, I'll be on the verge of being allowed to do paying customers.

*Squeak*

Wish me luck, eh?!

Driveby

Sep. 26th, 2006 05:10 pm
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OK, I missed the drum show but Slay went - and Nicko, when he got to the front of the signing queue, reared back and boomed (with a grin):

"I know that man!"

Slay is rather memorable, it has to be said. However, Nicko also asked after me, so that's OK. Nice to know that one of my idols knows who I am!

I had two new piercings today. Eyebrows! Not very painful at all, in fact on the pain scale I would say even less than earlobes. Although the skin over my right eye is tougher than the skin over my left (no idea why), and apparently has a teeny weeny vein running right through the area that the ring goes through.

*Mops blood from right eye again*

I move too quick, it drips a bit. No biggie.

Have ordered the spikes to put in it - will be changing the ring for a brace of curved bars in a couple of weeks. Curved bars with a five mm spike on each end, whoo hoo!

Have been looking at pretties in the catalogues. Oh dear.

Um.

[livejournal.com profile] rdyfrde threw bunnies at me until I started a short Dirk/Kai PWP. That's about half way through. Hopefully I'll finish it soon-ish.

[livejournal.com profile] arrys_girlie continues to entertain me with the pirate fic.

The studio is quiet. I want to work, dammit! (And on something other than cleaning the place and drawing sketches for ideas that will never come to fruition, kthx.)

Oh, and the surgery rang me to ask if I would work a shift for them next wednesday... locum rates. I said we-ell... there's all this ink, see? And piercings. And they said, we're desperate.

Hence the eyebrow rings today. *Evil laugh*

So yeah. Locum rates, nice little earner for a day. And I won't get reception because of the ink. Go me!

And now I feel the need to snooze....

Ow

Sep. 20th, 2006 11:54 pm
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Note to F-list:

Never get a daith piercing. After two weeks it still feels like I've been stabbed in the head. Very farking unpleasant.

Fang itches. Eddie hurts.

More ink tomorrow.

I am a nut.

In other news, going for a beer with my boss and my colleague (oh alright, and my husband) was fun!

(I also look like hell, big black circles under my eyes and a bit pale and drawn. Perhaps I'm overdoing things... a bit?)
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Looky looky, new Ed! )

New ink!

Sep. 15th, 2006 09:34 pm
mad_andy: (Tea animated)
Fangface under cut! )

So it was my last day with the boss. )

*Dance*

Sep. 12th, 2006 09:41 pm
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Slay has his first pumpkin! The one from the Time Of The Oath album, for the song 'Power' - or, as Jon calls the version I drew up, Wrestler Pumpkin.

I'm very very pleased with my progress - I managed to line the whole thing myself and it don't look half bad. Chris is going to find me someone to work on that I *don't* know and see how I manage - and soon after that I'll be let loose on the paying public!

Fantastic. :D

Pic under cut. )

Picspam!

Aug. 31st, 2006 09:51 pm
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Me and my kitten! )

And one of the dog. )

And last but not least, my first ink! )

And now I'm off to squee at [livejournal.com profile] rdyfrde's pic stash...!

*Yawn*

Aug. 29th, 2006 05:42 pm
mad_andy: (Tea animated)
Goddamn but I'm tired. Not surprising really.

Sunday I did the thirteen hour night shift from HELL. And here's why.... )

Monday I slept.

Today? Well, I woke up with my rook piercing giving me severe gyp, swollen and red - must have banged it suring the night, and it's complaining bitterly about it. Still, I can live with it, because I have been at the studio and have done my first tattoo on someone else!

Poor Slay.... )

But this seven days a week crap is a nightmare. It's the vet stuff that makes me so tired; the studio is a breeze, because I'm loving it. And let's face it, it isn't the hard physical, mental and emotional slog that the vets is...

*Groan* Ten hour shift tomorrow. Not looking forward to it!

Drive by

Aug. 22nd, 2006 11:00 pm
mad_andy: (Tough day bunny)
OK, just time for a few things before I fall on my face and die for a few hours:

~Piercings ache, but are settling down nicely. Sleeping on my right side is a dead loss, though.

~Tattoo on thigh is infected and unpleasant and very painful indeed. This is extremely embarrassing.

~I have decided to hand my notice in on thursday.

~This working seven days a week thing is for the birds, but I'm determined to stick it out. I want to prove to Chris, the vets and myself that I'm dedicated enough to do the tattoo thing.

~Axl's behavious is becoming so horrible I'm beginning to seriously think about putting him down.

~I'm tired.

OMG

Aug. 19th, 2006 11:06 pm
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I've just looked up the website for the 2006 Derby tattoo convention.

http://www.tattoo-2001.com/

I looked at the list of artists and shops that were there this year.

Chris thinks I'm going to be able to hold my own in that sort of company?

Oh...

...feck...

*I will not panic I will not panic*

Wow.

ETA: Thought I'd better put this link in: Atomic Tattoos, Bicester

*Grin*

Aug. 19th, 2006 10:36 pm
mad_andy: (Bassist animated)
Funny, isn't it? When I'm at the studio, I post happy. When I'm back at the vets, I don't.

What really makes me want to scream is that there is no reason why the atmosphere at the practice shouldn't be as easy going as it is at the studio.

But it isn't. Cut for more bad words. You know me and pain.... )

:D

Aug. 16th, 2006 07:22 pm
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Damn but I'm getting tired. This is no real surprise though, because since last thursday I've worked every single day - and I'll be doing seven days a week for the forseeable future, or until I get to quit the vets and can start having days off again. Am I mad?! )

Back to the vets tomorrow. I'll admit, I don't want to go!

OWWWWWWW

Aug. 15th, 2006 06:34 pm
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Today is a Very Good Day Indeed. Cut for the occasional naughty word. Heh. )

And now I'm going for a curry!

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