A different definition for a Tory party

This Saturday, I spent 12 hours tattooing my friend Tory.

Yes, you read that correctly: 12 hours!

Tory lives on the other side of Arkansas. Almost 6 hours away from where we live. So we needed to knock the tattoo out in one sitting. Or at least as much of it that he was physically able to take.

Which he was. And we completed his tattoo.

And this is his only his second tattoo! And on his birthday no less.

Here’s Tory’s tattoo:

(click to embiggen)

12 hours is now my record for the longest I’ve tattooed one individual in one sitting. (The previous record was almost 11 hours.)

Happy Birthday Tory! Thank you for letting me poke you! And enjoy that tattoo!

Until next time...

18 thoughts on “A different definition for a Tory party

  1. How bored did you get in those 12 hours? Seriously, how much chit-chatting can a couple guys do without driving each other nuts? Did you have movies playing during the time? You could have watched the entire LOTR trilogy and still had plenty of time for piss breaks and meal breaks. How about your hand? Is it still numb? How many questions can I ask in a single comment?!

    1. Actually, I didn’t get bored at all. The pattern required fairly constant thought so I wouldn’t jack it up. I’m sure there’s a few pictures taken where my tongue is sticking out of my mouth, which is something that I usually do when I’m concentrating.

      We talked on-and-off, but he was focused on relaxing, which actually helps the tattoo experience to hurt less for most people. He had some magazines, and his iPhone!

      My hand was sore the next day, which I actually was expecting. What I wasn’t expecting was the bottoms of my feet to hurt. That was a first. And I’m still not entirely sure as to why that happened.

      And a lot. 😉

  2. That’s a very sharp looking tattoo, Erik. Very good work. I guess you WILL be allowed to ink me some day 😉

    Oh, and Tory is a Rockstar for sitting for 12 hours of pain. But needs to move the towel–

    1. Thank you very much! And it that would be an honor.

      He sat well for sure. And I’m sure non-towel pictures were, and will be, taken at some point after he returned home.

    1. They don’t hurt as bad as you might think. A lot of that depends on your tattooist and how heavy-handed they are, the design, and where it goes on your body.

      As far as design, that’s also where your tattooist comes into play. You should be able to bring ideas to your tattooist that they can create something from.

      And I just ended that last sentence with a preposition.

  3. a) beautiful work.
    b) i think my record is about 6 hours.
    c) for something like that, i’d be happy to sit for you for 12 hours
    d) it’s really a beautiful job

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