Tattooing On The Inside

Tattooing On The Inside

Tattooing On The Inside – When I came to prison I had no idea how to do the time. I let it do me for a long time. Always bored, always broke and eating crap food from the kitchen, never having purpose.
I could draw a little. One day a cellie asked me to do a tat for him. I had heard a lot of tats are done in here, but I couldn’t see how. He found everything We’d need and we put the machine together, made the ink, and we done it. I really enjoyed it a lot. A combination of creating something that will be there for life on someone, the adrenaline of doing something against the rules, having purpose, having the ability to do something everyone wants. It brought me happiness in a dark, cold world.
Make the most out of the little things. I did it with just a CD player motor, paper clip, guitar string and hair grease, lol. Never give up and let bad circumstances beat you down, find something to hold onto and move forward.

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