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April 9th, 2003

'view, tattoo @ 05:23 pm

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: KLF, White Room OST, Go To Sleep

I had a second-round job interview today; I think I came off pretty well. I seemed to get along with the people there quite nicely.

And a vaguely blurry cam shot of my tattoo; this took 3-4 hours, and only the outline is done; I need to go back in two weeks and get the characters filled in.

Check out them love handles. It's read top to bottom, right to left, and is chapters #6 and #71 from the dao de jing. OK translation here: http://www.human.toyogakuen-u.ac.jp/~acmuller/contao/laotzu.htm (Thomas Cleary's version is much better.)

I got it done at Da Wei Tattoo in Santa Clara, +1 408 983-0833, and am very very pleased. The only bad part was that I didn't get the vaunted endorphin high; that was annoying. This is my first tattoo.

 
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From:valree
Date:April 9th, 2003 05:38 pm (UTC)
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dude! you've got the condition known as THE MATRIX!
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From:g_na
Date:April 9th, 2003 05:50 pm (UTC)
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So very nice!

I got an endorphin high from my first tattoo (about an hour's work on my belly), but never from any of the subsequent sessions (about 3-4 additional 1 hour sessions). Suck.
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From:djinneth
Date:April 9th, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC)
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In addition to congratulations on your beautiful and fabulous tattoo, congratulations about the interview as well. I'm guessing this was the Danger one? Wishing you luck and hoping there aren't too many more rounds of interviews to go.
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From:moof
Date:April 9th, 2003 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Nope, this was an interview up in San Carlos. The Danger folks do want me to come back for a second round, though; it sounds like they're gonna haul me in Friday or early next week.
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From:bolteroo
Date:April 9th, 2003 06:22 pm (UTC)
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I was going to ask why chapters 6 and 71...but then I looked them up. :>
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From:moof
Date:April 9th, 2003 06:35 pm (UTC)
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hee! I'd be interested in hearing your spin on why I chose 'em.
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From:syntheticsweets
Date:April 9th, 2003 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Oh my gosh! that's so cool! I need to catch up with you, I only have two.
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From:gnat23
Date:April 9th, 2003 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Swankynice!
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From:icis_machine
Date:April 9th, 2003 09:08 pm (UTC)
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well da wei is the guy to do it. how much did it cost and was his wife a problem. part of hte reason i didn't have him do my stuff is that he cost an amazing amount for a tiny but and his wife was putting down my tattoos. it was rather rude.
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From:moof
Date:April 9th, 2003 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, he's expensive - $1400 for the whole thing - but he drafted the design himself, knows what the characters are supposed to look like, and has done the tattooing himself. When everything's said and done, it's gonna be at least 8 hours worth of hands-on time, plus the (unknown) amount of time he spent making the stencil. Still sorta expensive - but I don't think there are many people around in the US, much less the bay area, who could do what he's doing, so it's worth it for me.

I could see how getting along with Lily might be a problem; she strikes me as very much the hongkonger. If they take a shine to you, things go well; if not, though....
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From:spasticpirate
Date:April 10th, 2003 01:41 am (UTC)

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It's fucking awesome. I am highly highly impressed.
From:quis_ego
Date:April 10th, 2003 02:06 am (UTC)
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God, that's massive! I thought it'd fit on one shoulderblade!
Nice :)
Damn, people keep getting tattoos that I like. I always thought I didn't like tattoos much, but now I'm starting to change my mind.
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From:moof
Date:April 10th, 2003 02:26 am (UTC)
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I'd had a design in mind for a tattoo since 1992; it was never quite compelling enough to get poked into my flesh, but I kept thinking about it every once in a while. Three weeks ago, I was doing some reading on Daoism and looking at the Chinese version of the text, when the lightbulb turned on and said "I should do this", with no doubt at all. It was startling how unambiguous it was.
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From:fairyarmadillo
Date:April 10th, 2003 06:12 pm (UTC)
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You rock! That's lovely and you totally don't have love handles, maybe tiny love palm rests, but that does not merrit the handle of handle.
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From:moof
Date:April 10th, 2003 07:03 pm (UTC)
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I always get annoyed at them because if they were about 1.5" further down they'd be right over my kinda bony hips, which could use the badding. So close, yet so far, etc.

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