18 December, 2012
Just what the Dr ordered I'd say! Are your holidays shaping up to be a big one?
17 December, 2012
14 December, 2012
13 December, 2012
A hard balance to find when you write a personal blog, don’t you think? It’s a hard concept to explain (I’m sure my family still don’t get it). The need for privacy at the same time as splashing the goings on of your life all over the internet for perfect strangers to see. It’s difficult that’s for sure. But it has come to my attention that my 'online life' is lacking a little bit of personal privacy and this does concern me. After a few little 'issues' with people, I think it's time to protect myself a little bit.
But, just like the redesign of the site added some extra oomph to the blog, I’ve decided my approach to my blogging strategy needs a bit of a redesign too. I want to see this blog grow. The more it grows, the more I can give to it and to you guys in return. And I want to give to you guys so badly. Whether you’re a relatively new follower or have been here from the very beginning, your presence here makes this place what it is.
So, in an effort to be a better blogger for this space and to maintain a level of professionalism and integrity, I have decided there needs to be a more defined separation between my online blog life and my personal, ‘real’ life. Quite a few of you who have followed this blog have since not only become a fan of the Facebook page but have also gone on to add my personal page on Facebook. I’ve decided that unless I actually know you, like know know you, you won’t be making the cut to my personal page.
That’s not to say that I won’t be opening my heart to you on these pages. Quite the opposite in fact. I’ll still be personally replying to all your comments and my email address is listed right here on the blog so if you ever want to contact me directly or privately, you can always just shoot me an email. But to take the blog up to the next level, I want to stop being that ‘lil operation out of the backyard’ and give myself the kick in the pants I need to become someone, something.
I hope this doesn’t offend anyone. Please, PLEASE don’t feel like I’m retreating from you. This is not the case at all. I simply want the perspective to fully appreciate you.
Besides, if you saw what I dork I am on my personal page it would totally ruin the illusion I’ve created here of how cool I am :P
11 December, 2012
Obviously it still needs colour and there'll also be some clouds and light rays for the background blending into my existing roses to fill out the whole piece. What do you think? I LOVE it! It's definitely a sweet spot though. Ouch!
I can't wait to see this finished, it's going to look amazing! I just have to steel myself for the next session HA!
10 December, 2012
I have to go back to the old place tonight and do one last check/rubbish dump/lock up for handover tomorrow. Sigh.
Now do you see why I'm so beat?? How was your weekend?
04 December, 2012
I'll apologise in advance for the lack of personality in this post but I am currently reeling from some sad news and the shock of a loss. Interesting timing for this tattoo though, as you will see...
Done on Saturday for $40 at the Brunswick Tattoos open day on the inside of my right ankle. It's a little more delicate than a lot of my other work but I like it, it's quite feminine and the placing looks great, especially in high heels.
In tattoo folklore, swallow tattoos not only signified that a sailor had sailed 5,000 miles, but they were also deeply rooted in the concept of 'return'. This symbolism is associated with the famous migration pattern of the swallows who always returned home to San Juan Capistrano. It was also a widely held belief that if a sailor died at sea, the swallow would carry his soul home to heaven.
Your beautiful soul is gone too soon Nessa ♥
03 December, 2012
|Step into my office HAHAHA|
Could you rock this look at work?
29 November, 2012
The thing that really gets me is when someone with very few tattoos (I’m talking small tattoos in not very visible places) go about dramatically proclaiming their frequent persecution for being tattooed. I just can’t help but roll my eyes. It’s not because I think I’m any better than them because I have more tattoos. It’s just that for how tattooed I have become and how visible those tattoos are, I am rarely discriminated against, looked down upon or persecuted for being tattooed.
And I’m not just talking amongst my family and friends. Of course they don’t care. But I’m talking employers, prospective landlords, religious people, old people for goodness sakes! Sure I catch people having a bit of a look, but they never look disapproving. Most of the time I figure they’re either trying to figure out what the tattoos are or are simply just admiring the art. Either way, I’m yet to encounter anyone who treats me badly or even differently at all because I am tattooed.
Perhaps because these people aren’t particularly heavily tattooed their smaller, less visible tattoos seem like a big deal. Of course any tattoo is a big deal. It means something to you and it’s exciting to get one. Maybe because it’s the first splotch on a blank canvas it stands out to them more. I don’t know, I’m trying to be forgiving here but everytime I see/hear this it just makes me roll my eyes, cringe a little and wonder if they know how ridiculous they sound.
Maybe I’m just a tattoo snob? Please, be brutal and tell me. Do I just need to be put in my place?
26 November, 2012
|Remember when this place looked like this? Change is good. HAH|
23 November, 2012
Do you remember your first big dream trip? Where was it to? What was it like?
22 November, 2012
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20 November, 2012
Top 10 Weightloss Tips
Stay tuned for more tips on diet and exercise. What would you like to know?
16 November, 2012
|Me 6 months ago V me about a month ago|
I hope to be ROCKIN my 50s Jantzen swimsuit for the pool party I've got on New Years Eve!
15 November, 2012
You have your own look. She has hers. It is what it is. Let it be. Why do you even care?
12 November, 2012
I'm pretty lucky. This writing gig opens me up to some pretty awesome opportunities. Like getting to meet someone I've been a fan of for quite some time! Thanks to Femme Fatale Magazine I got to go to Supa Nova on the weekend and not only meet but get the autograph of and a photo with the one and only Mistress of the Darkness, Elvira! If you don't know who she is - why are we even friends!? Kidding!! Seriously though, look it up. Here in Australia as a guest of Supa Nova, a pop culture expo, it was so exciting to meet Elvira. I even gave her my business card! She was really lovely in person and DAMN she still looks good for her age!
Supa Nova itself was an interesting experience. As I said, I've never been to anything like it before and to be honest I don't think I'd want to go again. The place was PACKED, the crappy weather didn't help but the event just seemed quite unorganised not to mention EXPENSIVE! The place wasn't well-signed so it was difficult to find what you were looking for, particularly trying to make your way through the crowds. There weren't many staff around to ask for help and those that were around didn't seem to know much anyway.
Entry was $30 but then to meet any of the special guests it was $30 for a signature and $40 for a photo and unless you had bought tickets for either of these things, the staff made sure that you weren't even getting near them. I'm really not sure how I feel about this. I understand the special guests have their own appearance fees etc but considering how many people were through the gate at $30 (more if you wanted a VIP pass) they would have made a killing. It seems wrong to be charging such an exorbitant amount of money for autographs or photos. I mean, you don't pay to get into a gig and get to see the support bands but then have to pay extra to see the headlining act. I dunno, it just doesn't sit right with me. In saying that, I didn't actually have to pay for anything so I guess I can't really complain.
Anyway, it felt like all we did for most of the day was wait. Stand in lines and wait or get jostled by the crowds. Probably because generally this wouldn't be my thing I didn't fully appreciate the expo because it seems like there were thousands of people there having a great time. That being said, there were plenty of interesting costumes to keep us entertained as we waited.
All in all it was a really cool experience getting to meet Elvira and it was kinda fun to do something new and a bit different. Again, a big thank you to Femme Fatale Magazine for sending me on such a cool assignment!
Have you ever met an idol? Was it everything you thought it would be?
09 November, 2012
I have always thought of myself as a confident person. You have to be have a blog right? We're totally up ourselves! Hah. Seriously though, I've always considered myself confident. Well, not always ALWAYS. When I was younger it was a bit of a struggle but we're all like that until we find our place in the world. But since my uni days, I've always felt happy with who I am and how I look. It may not be 'perfect' but I'm happy with it. I own it proudly.
08 November, 2012
Go shopping and spoil yourself and feel good while doing it!
06 November, 2012
Don't worry, I'm already planning my next...it's a sickness, really.
05 November, 2012
Yesterday was a HUGE day at the Acacia Ridge Hotel - Lori Lee must be very proud of how it all came together. I had a fantastic time and the warm sunny day was the perfect way to enjoy the glinting rods and kustoms in the car park. It was so great to see the car park packed with all manner of hot rods, rat rods, bikes and kustoms as well as Mimsy's iconic Trailer Trash Tattoo trailer park set up.
After checking out the cars we headed up to see Almon Loos in sharp shaving action as he barbered gents into bay rum scented and pomade perfection before moving into the air conditioned luxury of the sprawling range of stalls. Selling all manner of vintage, repro, accessories, homewares, western wear and mexicana, I was on my best behaviour and headed down stairs to the band room before I could spend too much money.
We just missed local lads West Texas Crude but we were just in time to see Almon Loos taking a break from his pop up barber shop to rock out with some tunes performed with Brissie band staples Dan Dualtone, Jon Flynn and Mark Stephens. A somewhat short set, Almon made the most of his time in the spotlight and had the dancefloor moving with a sea of people.
After a short break to catch our breath, Charlie Hightone took to the stage for a high energy set of jump blues inspired rockabilly. He set the pace (fast!) for the perfect dance beat and this little dame couldn't help but dance her little butt off for practically his whole set. What an afternoon! The band room was set in an underground, basement style area of the hotel that made you forget what time of day it was, made you forget about everything except workin up a sweat to these rockin tunes!
The Kitten Katwalk was next up but we'd worked up such a sweat to Charlie that we needed to catch our breath and grab some fresh air before The Go Getters took to the stage for a thunderous set that the crowd really got into. There was plenty of dancing and lots of cheering and hollering. This Swedish trio make a helluva lotta noise for just three guys but again, there were some great dances and all round just a lot of fun.
The day came to a roaring close with a full throttle set from The Jim Rockfords. These guys (and gal) were no wind down for the night, their loud and pounding style was truly appreciated by the dedicated rockers that stayed around to enjoy it. They also performed a cover of The Runaways classic Cherry Bomb which of course we turned into the words Sheri Bomb and involved a lot of pointing at me by my friends. There may have been a tad too much alcohol consumed at this point but it was an absolute riot and a great way to finish a fantastic day!
I have to say, as a new type of gig and new venue for the Robot Productions crew, the day was a huge success and the size, scale and layout of the whole shindig just worked perfectly. It was big enough (in size and acts) to feel like a real treat but not so big that you felt like you were missing out on anything. It really was an outstanding day and I can't wait for the next gig on March 10 with the Los Straitjackets (and another big name to be announced)!
Oh yeah, what do you think of my new hair!?
30 October, 2012
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