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so yeah. I did the "something impulsive." (Sorry, Jason, you lose - it has nothing to do with hampsters or goats.)

The stone is hematite. If that doesn't keep me grounded, nothing will!

I got it done at Laughing Buddha in Capitol Hill. The place is very cool; funky and friendly, but clean and professional in all the right places. I may well go back there when it comes time to get my next tattoo.

The sensation of getting it done barely rates the word "pain" - it was kinda like the "hard pinch" doctors always say shots will be. Since then it's been mildly uncomfortable every so often. But it was still enough to give me quite the euphoria rush afterwards!

Yay. I'm happy. I probably shouldn't have spent the money, but it was something I've been wanting for a long time. (And it'll help me put off getting the tattoo a little longer, which'll probably cost at least three times as much...)

On the downside of life, I've developed a large and annoying pimple underneath where my watchband usually is. Aw heck.


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Nov. 11th, 2002 01:16 am (UTC)
Where will you keep your lint now? I wonder if they make a locket version. You could probably keep twice as much lint in a properly constructed belly-button locket then one could keep in a belly-button alone.

Actually hematite is a really cool stone. It's name comes from the Greek 'Hema', meaning blood (from the reddish variety). A long time ago (before computers) people used to think it was made from the blood of fallen warriors that seeped into the ground. But now that we are more scientific minded folk we know it is formed by the blood of belly-button peircings.
Nov. 11th, 2002 05:25 am (UTC)
Re: But
I'd actually heard that it's named after blood, because if you scrape it over something, it leaves a dried-blood looking streak.
Nov. 11th, 2002 09:03 am (UTC)
Re: But
Actually, the stone is a transdimensional portal into which I can transfer not only my belly button lint, but dust bunnies and paper tigers. Very useful.
Nov. 11th, 2002 06:28 am (UTC)
Dammit, firesea is down and there is no picture for me. :( :( :(
Nov. 11th, 2002 09:09 am (UTC)
?! When was it down? And any idea for how long?

It's back up now, at any rate....
Nov. 11th, 2002 07:34 am (UTC)
Well, I was actually thinking another tatoo was one of the two choices, but what I came up with is far more interesting. Who wouldn't want to see a picture of a drowned hampster?
Nov. 11th, 2002 11:58 am (UTC)
Thank you
for making your perfect-for-piercing bellybutton not a waste.

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