Monday, July 22, 2013

JAILHOUSE WEDDING TATTOOS!




Just when I thought I couldn't love you guys any more....

For my "something new," two of my bridesmaids, the guy that married us, and I got tattoos together! We did it with a needle and just normal pen ink and a bottle of lukewarm Malibu. It was really fun. We all got arrows. A friend's boyfriend also decided to get his first tattoo which was the word "foot" written on his foot. I actually tried to convince him to not get it. The next morning when I asked him how he was feeling, he said that despite not knowing me very well, that it would definitely be a weekend he would never forget. And I have to say it looked pretty great. -- Maude

(Photos by Aurora Halal)

47 comments:

  1. Is this a joke?

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  2. what in the world?! i really hope you're kidding with this post.

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  3. Now I can totally see some bridezilla insisting all her bridemaids get matching permanent tattoos

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    1. yup this...100x over

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  4. I think this is a horrible idea.

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  5. That's ridiculous. 1-Unsanitary 2-Do you want your marriage to be symbolized by poor quality art? It's like having aluminum foil wedding rings. 3-Alcohol makes the ink dissipate and the tattoo fade. Although, in this case that's probably a good thing. If you have good taste, go to a skilled, trained, and talented certified tattoo artist.

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  6. stick 'n' poke tattoos? no thanks. yikes.

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  7. ha! I think this is AMAZING.

    (though I am a little worried that the "foot" tattoo makes it seem like it could be a joke. please don't be a joke!)

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  8. I'm going to assume all the Anons are the same person, coming back to restate their rage in slightly different words.

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    1. Ahaha. My thoughts exactly.

      - not that anon

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  9. I can't believe ESB readers are so uptight about prison house tattoos. I might not have chosen to do this, but more power to these guys. Seems like a great memory they share together now.

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    1. Really?! You can't believe people would be uptight about PRISON tattoos? I can't believe anyone would think this was a good idea who was: A) not incarcerated, B) of legal age to go to a tattoo parlor, or C) in possession of the miniscule amount of money one of these tiny tattoos would cost from a professional. You can still share great memories by getting tattoos in a more hygienic environment. Plus ESB readers are known for their high standards, right? No polyester, fancy expensive clothes and shoes, etc.? Why wouldn't you want the best quality when thinking about something that will be on your body forever?

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    2. Stick n poke tattoos are not just for PRISON. And, the OP said nothing about prison tats. My Grandpa had an awesome stick n poke tattoo and most def never went to prison.

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    3. So we've got both the folks offended that these hipsters would get non-professional, sanitary tattoos and they're being joined by those offended at the term "prison house" or "Jail house" tattoos.

      Anyone want to lighten the fuck up yet? No? Ok.

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  10. Haha, so so rad-ass! My first tattoo was a done on a whim- a friend was apprenticing and offering tattoos for free! I got AURYN from the Neverending Story on my arm and another friend got a stegosaurus on her butt.

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  11. I am admittedly not a tattoo person but this seems extremely unhygienic.

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  12. The Malibu part is what made me think it was a joke. Isn't that sticky? Anyway, my husband has a stick and poke that looks really cool (done by an actual tattoo artist who knew what he was doing, natch). Stick and poke doesn't have to mean "poor quality art" if the person doing it can draw. Oh and my husband and his buddies all did their stick and poke tats on a camping trip, talk about unsanitary. Everyone managed to live to tell the tale, though.

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    1. Wait...I assumed they DRANK the Malibu?! If they used it as a disinfectant, that seems like the only truly questionable aspect of this story.

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    2. Hah, no we totally drank the Malibu and I'll agree that drinking lukewarm Malibu is totally questionable.

      Not to go on the defense, but there was no "forcing" done. The wedding was at a summer camp and it was done as a fun way to be linked in the moment, because we love each other. Disinfectant was used and the girls doing it had given tattoos before. It was just one part of the awesome wedding adventure!

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    3. Ignore the haters. This shit be awesome.

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    4. Maude - my wedding was at a summer camp, too. My husband and I planned to get tattoos afterward to commemorate it and never did. I don't know if we are lazy or scared or both. :) Congrats on your wedding.

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  13. i hope this means wedding pruno is on the horizon. get on those orange is the new black theme parties, summer brides.

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    1. Just finished Season 1 and I totally want Alex's glasses and eyebrows.

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    2. I caught myself eying an oversized khaki field jacket at Goodwill yesterday.

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    3. Oh then I'm about to make you really jealous because: I own Piper's Carhartt jacket except it's even better because it's a jumpsuit, lined with cozy flannel.

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    4. @esb: DO IT.
      My current fave thing is a Vietnam-War-era field jacket from the army surplus store. on Sunset. I tried on every single one on the rack -- while the creepy psychotic vet hanging out in the back watched, btw -- to find a good one and I've worn it at least every other day since.

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    5. @Rachel army green is def my color....

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    6. Ok. See, I'm not remotely offended by prison tattoo wedding. What you do with your bodies is your own business. Looks like a good time to commemorate an awesome occasion. But buying a Vietnam war era jacket because it looks cool while calling the ACTUAL VIETNAM WAR VET out back 'creepy and psychotic' is so ignorant and insensitive I don't even know where to start. I am actually ranting on the Internet about it, and I really don't do that. Dude probably saw his best friend die in a jacket just like that. I bet from his perspective you looked like the creepy and psychotic one. Ug.

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    7. Anon 11:07 - wish i could like your post so many times. the amount of dumb in that chick's comment bums me out.

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    8. @Anon you're right. I sounded like an ass. Calling him a vet along with nasty adjectives was probably inaccurate and definitely was mega rude.

      Let me rephrase: the creepy, voyeuristic man who who commented on my body multiple times as I tried on jackets and told me how good they looked, then asked me to coffee and insisted he did not want to fornicate (which, he assured me, he had done many times with many women) but to tell me about Jesus Christ's role in my life.

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    9. I'm anon 11:07. Fair enough. Sounds like he was being creepy about your body. But who knows? Maybe Jesus was his salvation. The thing about war is that it really fucks people up. I'm not saying this guy is necessarily a stand-up character just because he is a vet, but it's tough when we make things war-related fashionable and then get grossed out at the less-than-pretty world we are borrowing from.

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    10. P.s. And believe me, I have also heard the siren-call of the badass army jacket.

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    11. Very, very, very fair point... and one fashion ignores most of the time. Thanks for saying.

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    12. This was the unicorn of internet exchanges...

      - Commenter makes a somewhat inappropriate comment
      -Anon calls lady out
      -Commenter Apologizes, Clarifies
      -Anon brings to light a thought provoking issue
      -Commenter agrees respectfully

      /fucking mind blown

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    13. yes at all of this & yes. (& @elle)

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  14. This is trying so hard it's cringe-worthy.

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    1. I think it's sweet. This is totally something my best friends and I would have done together when we were 14, and in that respect it's a nice throwback to the days when deep bonds of friendship were forged and cemented for life.

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    2. I get what you're saying. . .but they're not 14. Plus "foot" on the foot. . .ugh. . .just. . .cringe.

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  15. This is awesome. My bridesmaids were pussies.

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  16. This is a great idea. I totally want to get a staph infection before my wedding.

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