So, Tom Waits joined The Rolling Stones in concert the other day.
Oh, baby Nick Cave. Hehe.
All of my tattoos cuz someone wanted to see them. Minus one around my left wrist cuz those are annoying to take photos of. It says “same thing in reverse,” in a really terrible font. That’s from a Boy George solo song.
I did this whole entry on my phone, which is new and I don’t understand yet, and it was bloody aggravating.
Not sure what order these will upload in, so here’s them described based on order I got them in:
“SID” on left hip area. Sid Vicious’ signature from art school. Got this in 2002.
David Bowie Aladdin Sane bolt on left thumb… yes, it looks like the logo for a popular sports drink. The guy who did it sucked, though I’m who altered the shape of it. 2002.
Third was the same thing in reverse tattoo. 2002
Fourth is the phoenix with “don’t dream it, be it” from Rocky Horror. Ribbon has pink on it cuz my mom is a breast cancer survivor twice (her type always comes back over and over). 2005 at Pussycat in Milwaukie, OR
Imajica on right wrist. My favorite book of all time, written by Clive Barker. 2007 or so. Pussycat.
Nick Cave black crow king with “out of sorrow, entire worlds have been built” (from Are You the One… by way of Oscar Wilde). 2008, sometime after the September 22 Bad Seeds show. Pussycat.
Choose Your Fate with hand-drawn Plague Rat. From Emilie Autumn’s song Dead is the New Alive. She drew the rat on a poster for me. 2009 by Rose at Pussycat. Needs touching up.
Tom Waits portrait with RAIN DOG, umbrella, and trampled rose, by Ryan Mason at Scapegoat Tattoo in Portland. 2010
“Laugh your life and live it now” from The Clash’s All the Young Punks. Done in September 2012 at Pussycat Tattoo.
Here’s another one I’ve never seen! WOOHOO!
So the Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Record Store Day release, “Animal X,” is FREAKING FANTASTIC. So glad I got it!
Photos of KCRW performance by Larry Hirshowitz