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A brief history of time... [Jun. 18th, 2008|10:47 pm]
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So...a while ago I used to partake in this:







The last night I smoked was my birthday, wherein I had a holler of a good time, thank you for y'all that came out to play...



In between then and now, the little one got into the fireplace and apparently took a nap. This has very little to do with my story other than it's a cute photo of a very dirty kitty.

So I says to myself, "Self? It's time to quit smoking once and for all, have a monkey tattoo as a reward for quitting!"



This little girl is the daughter of one of the artists at the shop...she also serves as non-sequiter cuteness...















Once I heal a bit, I'll post a pic of the final piece.
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[User Picture]From: gidget23
2008-06-19 06:39 am (UTC)
Oooooo0oo - nice. Congratulations for trading your monkey in for a better model!

I miss you!
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-19 08:17 am (UTC)
Indeedy, a much finer monkey to have on my back!

I miss you too! Wasn't there an LA trip for you somewhen? We're planning to be in PDX in August sometime...
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[User Picture]From: gidget23
2008-06-19 04:39 pm (UTC)
I was in San Diego last October and planned to drive to see you, but the smoke from the wildfires messed with my allergies/asthma so badly that I returned home early instead. Debating attending the same conference in October. Would love to see you during your Pdx visit if you have time!

You going to Burning Man this year? Several friends are really pushing me to go, so I'm considering.
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-19 05:55 pm (UTC)
I'm being pushed to go as well...and in my mind where I can accomplish everything I want without regard to traditional space and time as well as financial limitations, I'll go. Realistically not so much. I'll give you a heads up when we come up thataway!
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[User Picture]From: n8_zilla
2008-06-19 07:54 am (UTC)

so bloody!

wow! dude!
i must see this thing you've had done!

i'm guessing the leaves at the end of that branch the monkey's holding hurt a wee bit...
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-19 08:18 am (UTC)

Re: so bloody!

Yup, especially after he added color and shading. Plus the feet and the tail sucked.
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[User Picture]From: n8_zilla
2008-06-19 06:07 pm (UTC)

Re: so bloody!

i remember with one of mine that the closer it got to the armpit, the more it went from "this hurts annoyingly" to "fuck i wish this would end!"

and none of mine are nearly that big (or shaded)!
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-19 06:26 pm (UTC)

Re: so bloody!

Going from this:

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To this:


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Is where the difference is at...
There was a moment that I cursed the existence of pigment of any kind existing on any leaf whatsoever. And potentially cursing the ambulatory nature of monkeys. Who said they need feet?

I guess I could have been in the South Pacific and being worked on by these though:

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[User Picture]From: n8_zilla
2008-06-20 08:47 pm (UTC)

set the pain amplifier to 11

eeesh! if someone came at me with that, i'd expect them to be wearing a hockey mask!

much better than the (extremely) old school apparatus, tho... at least the multi-needles don't usually kill a certain number of folks, from time to time.
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[User Picture]From: shadow27
2008-06-19 02:28 pm (UTC)
Looks very nice.
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-19 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think he did a great job.
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[User Picture]From: readingthedark
2008-06-19 04:06 pm (UTC)
I've quit everything. Does this mean I need a herd of monkeys on my back too? (And congrats!)
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-19 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I believe you may need a barrel, exploding with legions of monkeys clambering all over your back.
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[User Picture]From: merosen3
2008-06-20 12:31 am (UTC)
Dearest Monkey.
I am SOOOOO proud of you. With all the freaky health stuff i've had this past week, I will never look at smoking the same. I quit back in October, and, to be honest, i think about it a lot still. It's really hard. But you're strong. And you have a MUCH better looking monkey now to contend with on your back. Obviously, I love your choice of ink, and (i'm certain) the multiple meanings you have put into it.

Fill your lungs with sweet goodness. Food will start tasting better soon. Be grateful for every deep breath you get to enjoy.

L'Chaim!
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-20 08:37 am (UTC)
Thanks, space lady!
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[User Picture]From: desiringmachine
2008-06-20 04:33 am (UTC)
that is absolutely awesome!
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-20 08:38 am (UTC)
Thanks! He did a great job!
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[User Picture]From: leptonjoe
2008-06-20 07:19 am (UTC)
I think that Monkey is the coolest fukn tatoo I've seen in atleast a very very long time. I found myself saying "I want one" as I inspected the photos, then I scrooled down to the multi-needles, and remember my phobia (which I've largely concord, but still!!!). Congrats on the quiting smoking, I'm not near doing that again, atleast not yet.
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[User Picture]From: simianiam
2008-06-20 08:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was definitely time to quit...I was feeling it for sure...
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