I've loved tattoos since I was a little boy. My parents had them growing up and I always wanted them. I spent my childhood drawing on myself and got my first tattoo when I was 16. This is a list (potentially in chronological order if I can remember) of the tattoos that I have to date.
  1. Peace sign
    This was my first tattoo. It is on my shoulder. It is faded and cute and even though world peace is a comical concept I still like the idea of finding my own inner peace 😌
  2. A smiley face that is smirking
    On the back of my left calf. I got this for my 17th birthday. My mom calls it a shit eating grin lol
  3. Relax
    Got this tattoo on my right hip when I was visiting NYC in 2012
  4. Anchor
    Very cliche. A 'keep yourself grounded' mixed with 'uproot yourself whenever you're ready' context lmao I'm such a contradiction
  5. California poppies on my ribs
    This was my 2nd most painful tattoo and I slept through a lot of it. Lmao ok I'm so thin in this picture it's painful like how did I not love myself
  6. The silhouette of a beard
    I wouldn't call this a regret but it is the only tattoo I have that I could see myself removing or covering up. It was poorly done and the ink bled out of the outline so it looks constantly bruised. Luckily I can wear a string bikini and it can still be covered
  7. Rabbit rabbit
    My mom and I have the same lucky rabbits tattooed on our arms
  8. Samuel French
    My largest most painful tattoo. On my left thigh. Took almost six hours and my leg literally was like spasming it was so bad
  9. Paisley
    One of the most overpriced but cutest tattoos I have. The artist quoted me for 4 hours of work and the tattoo only took about an hour and I still paid for 4 hours :/
  10. !
    Smallest tattoo. Hidden by my wrist watch.
  11. Friday the 13th candle
    $13 tattoos with a $7 lucky tip. My name means candle maker so I thought it was fitting
  12. Portland flowers
    I got this cute tattoo at the Jade Mermaid in Portland when I turned 22.
  13. C'est la vie
    Under my rabbit. My grandpa used to have a sailboat called the sailve but it was destroyed in a hurricane. (That's life)
  14. Fireworks
    Done as a pride special this year at a shop by my house. Not #4thofjulypride but rather #aropride and #gaypride
  15. And I'm hoping to get something fun this weekend at the Minneapolis tattoo convention
    I'm thinking about a blue pineapple