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Avery Taylor & The Three Questions



One of the many great things that have occurred since we started LST is that I have met many new people through the site. Some I've had the opportunity to then meet face-to-face while others not yet, though I hope to. [MENTION=275]Avery Taylor[/MENTION] is one of those people I look forward to meeting the next time I find myself up his way or if he comes down here.

Not only do we share an enjoyment for tattoos but we also work in similar professions so every now and then we private message back and forth about things. In the world of working with individuals wether social work and/or psychology, Canada is one of the leaders in my school of thought so I am often intrigued by what they are doing to innovate drug policy among other societal public health concerns rather than subscribe to the unsuccessful american "war on drugs" like some other countries have done. They help raise the bar on how the government should properly get involved for public health and other concerns that effect the general public plus they show impressive results when you look at their data. They sometimes take what other countries may call "political risk" but what I refer to as creative initiative in order to try and best serve the citizens and the concerns that come along with it/them. From Vancouver to Quebec they lead the way and sometimes make me wish I worked up there.....but this is not the forum for that, this is a tattoo forum so before I go on a tangent lets check out Avery's tattoos.....

On that note I wish to thank Avery for being a part of LST and doing The Three Questions.......

1) The who, what, when, where, and why of your first tattoo? Picture? My first tattoo was my grandmother's name on my chest. It was done at Rising Dragon Tattoo in New York City in August of 2003. At the time I was waiting on an appointment with Josh Lord for something else, but I decided to walk in and get the name first so that it would be my first tattoo. I got tattooed by Josh a couple of days later. A better story is the first tattoo I did not get. I was in college in Richmond in 1994, and I went to Bill Thidemann to get three big black arm bands on the top of my right arm. After setting everything up, and shaving my arm Bill told me that he thought maybe I should re-think the tattoo. He said he would still do it, but maybe I should take a few days and think about it. Nine years later I got my first tattoo. Thanks a lot Bill you were right.

2) The who, what, when, where, and why of your latest tattoo? Picture? My last tattoo is Christ on the cross by Vinse One. I already have one Jesus on my forearm, a Rock of Ages on my upper arm, and a cross on my thumb, but I love religious imagery, and will probably end up with lots more. This particular tattoo is based on some flash on the wall at Liberty Tattoo in Seattle. I got this tattoo a couple of months ago. I have a few tattoos by Vinse (so does my wife). I consider him a friend and a great tattooer. This tattoo was a farewell tattoo because Vinse was moving back to Oakland.

3) The last band, album, and song you listened to? The last album I listened to was Wilderness Heart by Black Mountain. The last song I listened to was My Proud Mountains by Townes Van Zandt.


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Awesome! Thanks for sharing those great stories, Avery. I love the "first tattoo you didn't get" part, and the new crucifix looks great.

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I wanted to say a quick thanks to Lochlan for asking me to answer the three questions. I have been part of this forum for almost an entire year, and I still enjoy it as much now as I did when I stumbled upon it. Between family and work I don't have the time to contribute as much as I would like so I was glad to get the opportunity to sit down and answer the questions.

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I love these "three questions" blogs!

I also love religious imagery in tattoos, but as an atheist I feel it would be weird getting something like that myself. I know Seth Wood made a Darwin/evolution flashsheet a while back. Maybe I can get something from that someday instead ;)

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