International Transgender Day of Visibility takes place on March 31, this year on a Wednesday. (Good! I’ll be able to attend Student Night at the bar!) I’m still stuck working “male” in the day, but what can you do when no one will hire me as a woman?
I previously mentioned getting tattoos (a dogwood flower, P/G from Rush’s “Grace Under Pressure”, a goat last month). Today I got my sixth and seventh tattoos, though I haven’t yet booked an appointment for the next one.
Just in time for TDoV, I got two Transgender tattoos. First (VERY painful) is a pink and blue variation on Black Flag’s black flag. Second, I finally got the Transgender Warrior tattoo, created by the artist Caspian Sea Monster (found on Deviantart). She gives permission for non-commercial use of her art if used for tattoos.
Pain doesn’t even begin to describe the flag. This pic was taken before it started bleeding. You can’t see it well, but there are gaps between the bars. My only disappointment about this? I can’t see it with my own eyes.
The Trans Warrior is on the outside of my right calf. This one didn’t hurt much, I dozed off a couple of times while the artist worked on it.
Marcus Ranum says
I like them! Odd they hurt so much; for me it never felt like much of anything.
Sorry they hurt, but they’re both lovely, so worth it I guess?
I’m starting to get addicted, planning future designs and locations before I can pay for them. Upper thigh, back thighs, rear shoulder, shin and foot…. If I were loaded, I’d go for the neck, too.
The warrior one is fantastic. That’s a really nice design.
I got a crazy high from the one tat I got. Wish I could afford more and/or I lived in a country where tats were less of an issue. C’est la vie.