Monday, February 18, 2008

10 Years of . . . Ouch!



Wifey & meself recently marked a landmark in our relationship. We've been together fer 10 fooking years - Feb 12 was our fifth wedding anniversary & we'd been dating fer a previous five! Time fooking flies when yer having fun (am sure a lot of headlocked hubbies out there will understand me is obligated to say this! . . . aaaargh, not so hard, wifey!).

Anyways, me has been nagging me wifey fer fooking ages to get some ink. Finally, she relented & said we could mark our decade together with some ink.

As you can see from the pix, wifey (below) opted fer an Egyptian Ankh. She chose it because it is a powerful symbol of life. Plus in one of her fave graphic novels, Death (in the shape of a teenage female Goth!) is allowed to roam earth once every 1000 years. She experiences everything a mortal does but is most moved when she loses her Ankh & has to pay to replace it.
As fer me, I chose to get me name in Chinese calligraphy to reflect me mixed heritage. So no corny cupids or "Jonny Depp/Wynona Forever"-type tats!

Although it was a fairly small tattoo, I was ever so proud of wifey as she hardly flinched & took the pain like a trooper. Her tat was on the nape of her neck & it is quite a painful area fer ink, especially fer a first-timer. But she took everything in stride. Already, me is planning fer more excursions to tattoo studios fer hubby-wifey ink sessions!
I have to say it was really cool that wifey agreed to do it & it means a lot to me. So if there are any couples out there scratching yer heads over anniversary/valentine's pressies, go get a tat instead. Yer other half will be chuffed no end.
ps: Thanx to Benny at Inked Tattoo Studios (No 39-1, Jln PJS 11/28B, Sunway Metro, 46150 PJ. Tel: 012-8208269 / 017-252 6969. email: allthegreattimes@hotmail.com)

28 comments:

nick m said...

Congrats!!! On the 10th anniversary and the tattoos too. Like the Chinese characters of yours. The next one should be in Sanskrit. It would definitely look frickin' awesome!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

if you didnt mention your missus did a tattoo on her neck area i would have had some silly ideas where she had it done. i swear to God the picture cant tell...hehehhe...great tats btw.

and congrats to both of you anyway for the 10 great years together.

i'm off now. 2nd half is about to commence.

premo said...

Awesome! You guys rule!! A standing test to timeless romance, true love and devotion (Ack! that sounded like a De Biers ad)

weiyin69 said...

wow, cool. how many inks have you got so far? your boss knows about them? anyway, yeah, great stuff. wish i had the nerve!

anfield devotee said...

premo: useful tip - Tattoos are fooking cheaper than de beers diamond!!!

wei yin: C'mon, aunty, go fer it! In all, three tats & yeah, me boss knows. The VP even saw it & said they were cool, saying it was ok to wear short sleeves as there was nothing in the rule book regarding tats!

kerp: TQ. Wait till u see me next tattoo project . . .

nick: yeah, thought bout the sanskrit but I already have the 'Aum' symbol in sanskrit.

Kopite78 said...

I must admire your bravery to permanently mark yourself. I am just curious why you put your name and not your wifey's name as an anniversary tattoo.

Happy Anniversary, may you and Reena have many many decades more together!!!

anfield devotee said...

kopite78: Its considered bad luck in tattoo circles. In fact, many tattoo artists will decline to do the job if you want to put yer spouse's name on you. (As per the mentioned Johnny Depp & Wynona Forever tats.)

The fact we did something like this together was cool enuff.

senorita.. said...

awwwwww.. you two are sooooo sweet.... happy 10th anniversary!

i want one too! but parents and ppl-of-that-age will make a hella noise..... arghhh

and oh,what are those characters on ur arm?i knoe it's ur name but what exactly are they? sorry i cant read chinese =)

Bernard said...

Oi!! Sorry to be bearer of bad news but your name is backwards & what you got actually is pronounced as "Balat"!!! Oh well...gotta live with it then!

BTW, congrats on the 10th anniversary!

Aunty Wei Yin: An "abo" style tat then??!!

Senorita: mau buat, buat la. WTF U care what ppl say. Your body wat! I have 2, my wife have 1. Go look up a good tattoist in NZ & get a uber cool Maori tat!!

Jon-C said...

Congrats mate! Hope you guys will have more tattoos. ;0)

anfield devotee said...

bernard: sorry, ain't falling fer that one. Unlike you, I can actually write me name in chinese! And this is how it's written!

senorita: agree with bernard. Just make sure you pick good (& extremely clean) tattoo parlour & just do it. Once its done, there's fook all anyone can do about it. And yeah, NZ is one of the cornerstones of tattoo culture, so what better memento of yer time there than a maori tat.

jonc: Thanx! Bila u mau buat LFC tat?

Bernard said...

Dey...who say I can't write my name in Chinki?? BTW, have finally nicked some time to do a posting on me blog. Go take a look & have a laugh at your countryman!!

http://fugazi1970.blogspot.com/

senorita.. said...

oooh yaaa Maori's culture have lotsa cool artwork and prints.... argh..! i wan!

SLACKER said...

about time my sister gets a tatt!!! i'm glad she got the ankh too... ask her to get another one... i'll be happy to design...

maori tatts are fantastic... afterall both my arms are filled with maori motifs...

happy 10 years... and please dont wait another 10 years to get yer next tatt...

to senorita: cleaniness is important... a few tips...

1. inking area must me air-conditioned

2. fresh needles

3. check the grade of ink (as most places uses crap ink and inspite of the fantastic artwork - the ink fades or smudges after a few weeks/months)

4. no smoking in inking area

happy tattooing y'all!!!!

its time to design my next tatt!

lester said...

"loud & crude" thy name is bala..
broadwalk? yes, yes, this is the fella..
done it all? he's done it much betta,
loves everythin' that is red in color.

married this chick, her name be reena..
sweetest lil' thing, tho' she be a lawyar..
zero flaws but a manure scum supportar..
and we all know bala - liverpool foreva!

10 years plus some, and they stand strongar..
love prevails, now they tatoo togethar..
i know i been away, but i'm never a stranger
we be mates macha, always remember..

congratulations on the recent anniversary bro'..

all love, nothin' but.

les..is more.

anfield devotee said...

slacker: you forgot to mention that all tubes must be sterilized as well. Quite a few places do not have the proper machinery fer this. So do make sure not just needles are clean but the tubes are as well!

MC Lester: TQ Macha! Nice one dude! Though you answer wifey yerself bout calling her scum supporter, ok?

Bernard said...

I got Lester's back on that one....Reena nice tat but you're still scum! HA! HA! HA!

JonC : U chicken shit. Go get inked-la! Don't worry, we'll be there backing you up when you DO IT. We'll do some LFC chants etc. YNWA-mah!!

senorita.. said...

which part of the body is the least painful to get a tattoo on?

Jon-C said...

If and when i get a tattoo, the first will be the chinese character of my surname. Being the only hero in my family, need to remind myself of the fact that i'm the sole flag bearer for me family. ;0)

anfield devotee said...

senorita: Fleshy parts like your upper arm or . . . ahem . .. breasts or butt. Wrists, ankle & spine all hurt like shit!

JonC: Give Benny a call. And also get married soon!

Bernard said...

Senorita : you have to remember for someone like Bala, he's fleshy all over so he can get a tat anywhere. For a stick insect like you though, & other than the boobs or butt, I'd say the shoulder, thighs & calf. But for a first tat, the shoulder would look better as a canvas.

JonC : so you know what you want to get, big question now is WHEN??

senorita.. said...

wanna get pelvis tattoo...

but ppl tell me that it's a bad idea coz when i get pregnant n all it will stretch n look like shit...

wanna get tat. on boobs...

but ppl tell me that it will sag and look like shit..

i'm still doin it anyway.. pelvic tat. i think.

anfield devotee said...

senorita: waaah, megancam! Pelvic tattoo. Ganas! Good luck though . . .

bernard: so said the world's slimmest man . . .

senorita.. said...

eh but hor... pelvis not much fat.. will b damn pain rite? hmmmmm

inner thigh then.. =P

(i wan! but takutlah....)

anfield devotee said...
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anfield devotee said...

senorita: No worries la. Pain is bearable unless its on the rib cage or something boney. Inner thigh is fleshy so why not.

Otherwise the usual upper arm or shoulder is recommended. Do give us a sneek peak of yer tattoo design ok, since you might be putting it somewhere you cannot publicise on yer blog.

Good luck!

senorita.. said...

dunnno laaaa..... hmmm.... still very indecisive abt the tat. i have at least 9more months to think abt it..

and who says it cant b publicize on my blog?(if i ever get one that is..) it's just a tattoo... =P

Nesa said...

Hey looks good. Was always partial to the ankh myself and Death is indeed quite a character. Congratulations you two.