Saturday, September 15, 2012

Branded

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Branded

Head first, facedown on a pillow
Bam! Bam! Bam!
My hands locked tightly onto the sides of the bench
my eyes squeezed tightly shut.
Fuck!!  This hurts!
Bam! Bam! Bam!
Okay, okay, this isn’t so bad...
A continuous, steady rhythm
seems to ease some of the pain.
Huh...It actually feels kinda nice.

The artist finally sits back,
(nine years removed,
I can’t even remember his face)
he wipes off my back.
“K, then, you’re done.
Go take a look.”

I stand in front of the mirror,
arch my head over my shoulder,
find the ink,
and smile.


Courtesy of  dVerse Pub yet again!  http://dversepoets.com/  Prompt being first times.  Anyone who follows my Twitter and/or instagram knows that I am one of those people who's a little bit addicted to getting tattooed.  I have a lot more now!  My five-hour sessions of needle-to-back can barely compare of the puniness of my 1st tattoo clocking at at maybe 30 minutes of needle-to-skin!  But who can forget their first??

13 comments:

  1. oh heck..i was thinking in another direction first...ha...never got a tatto..can imagine how painful it is but also the ecstasy when it's finished...maybe i should start thinking about a first...smiles

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    1. Ha! I has some fun writing this one!! Inu experience, & in the experiences of my friends, tattoos are addictive!!

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  2. Don't have one...but its painful I heard (and read). I know for some its art and joy ~

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  3. Like Heaven, no tattoos here. You definitely brought your FIRST tattoo experience alive. (Ha, we all have our different addictions, don't we?)

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  4. Had my ear pierced but tattoos were still for sailors in my youth!

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  5. awesome write. Love you don't really really reveal the theme until the end of the post. i had a feeling it was getting a tattoo though, as although a bit tipsy at the time, it was just like that, a pinch, some pain, and then not so bad, and you're done, thinking you easily could've had more done. Great write.

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  6. hehe of course i was thinking you were heading elsewhere with this...smiles....nice slow reveal on this one....and was thinking hmm....artist...haha...

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  7. Like the way you lead us in one direction then draw us back in another. Clever.

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  8. Nice change of direction - from the comments you fooled us all!

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  9. Getting a tattoo is definately something you never forget! I remember mine for sure! Defo pales into insignifance now I've got about 40 hrs of work! Love the way you describe the process and the emotion...you have a fresh writing style and a unique voice I find very engaging

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    1. and meant to add! It was defo clever- the way this started and could have been something very very different!

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