ShawnPorter

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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Lee Hua in Dumb Hipster Tattoos   
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from ohcraigo in The ED HARDY Thread   
    That's Fred. And Higgs, also by Hardy.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from suburbanxcore in What music do you work to? Also, What is appropriate from a business standpoint?   
    Olde City at the time was very testosterone-y. If it was just Josh and I it tended to be Smiths, Van Halen, whatever.
    If the rest of the guys were in; god forbid on a weekend.... it became a "no, check THIS shit out!"
    You're competing with Dave Fox and J Goldberg for music rotation. It's going to end up metal or gangsta rap.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Machcekborrach in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    I'm getting tattooed by Robert Ryan on Monday and Deno on Tuesday.
    Both are in hellish (inner thigh and armpit) spots that I expect to leave me crying like a wee baby. This whole painting myself into a corner thing was dumb. I should have started with the shit spots and ended up 36 years old and making appointments for my forearms.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from polliwog in Use of Painkillers   
    Painkillers make it worse, but that's no reason not to use drugs.
    Here's my recipe:
    before the tattoo starts, I pop a muscle relaxer. You're going to be getting your ribs worked on and that's going to hurt. A lot. Evolution isn't a dummy, and we've evolved to protect our vital organs. The ribs protect your lungs. Your lungs are important. Therefor, your body has a nice network of nerve endings all around the area to alert you that you're getting into dangerous territory. Which means that you're going to be hating life.
    As such, you'll tense up. Probably a lot. You'll be sore from the tattooing the next day, sure... but you're also going to be sore from tensing yourself up. Because ribs hurt.
    That muscle relaxer (metaxalone for the win) will make you tense up less and the next day, you'll feel better for it.
    The next step is to take an anti-histamine. Tattooing is basically a large scale scratch test. If you take a nondrowsy anti-histamine, you'll swell less. The artist won't be bogged down with puffy, swollen skin.
    The last step for me is a xanax. Because I hate getting tattooed and the xanax just makes me happy.
    Caveats:
    I'm not prescribing any medicinal treatment since I'm not a doctor. Don't use drugs unless you know their side effects.
    Respect: Ask your tattooer if he/she minds you taking pills. Some do. You don't want to be the loopy customer they hate dealing with.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Avery Taylor in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    I'm getting tattooed by Robert Ryan on Monday and Deno on Tuesday.
    Both are in hellish (inner thigh and armpit) spots that I expect to leave me crying like a wee baby. This whole painting myself into a corner thing was dumb. I should have started with the shit spots and ended up 36 years old and making appointments for my forearms.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from brentg138 in Dumb Hipster Tattoos   
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from slayer9019 in Large thigh tattoos and backpieces   
    I dont really care what this thread is about. I like this picture.
    Like in a pervy way.
    yes.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from hogg in What about when you are old and wrinkled?!   
    Tattoo Zeke Pt III: Al Miller | Occult Vibrations
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from hogg in What about when you are old and wrinkled?!   
    No worries.
    And hey... after a long hiatus... I finally bought a NEW macbook (pro!) with a 500gb hard drive. So. I can finally convert video again. (My macbook had 2gb of open space)
    I have more Zeke Owen coming this week....
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from MadeIndelible in Autism and Tattoo   
    My first impression of you was as follows:
    "Man. JSB looks just like Kevin Smith"
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from misterJ in General Movie Thread   
    It's a combination of 'trying too hard to be weird' and this general air of hipster irony.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from misterJ in General Movie Thread   
    I'm in the 'hate him' camp.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Kingdomhearts25 in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
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    Robert Ryan, Electric Tattoo, Bradley Beach NJ
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Zillah in Curious...   
    I wouldn't have said Halloween. I would have just let us assume you always wear a sparklymask.
    Life is more fun with a sparklymask.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Zillah in How do you feel about tattoo blogs?   
    Aww. Shucks. I just do it to get laid. And to hopefully eventually sell out.
    Sorry about the lack of new videos. I need a new laptop :(
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Zillah in Star Wars tattoos   
    It's a tallywhacker!
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from Zillah in Your First Tattoo Story   
    I was 15 I think; I was coming back from my HS Graduation and asked my folks if I could get a tattoo as a present. They said yes and we stopped at a shop in Savannah, Georgia where I got tattooed by a scary biker chick named Darnell.
    My mom lied and said I was 16 since that was the minimum age Darnell would tattoo.
    I had doodled this little sun that ended up looking nothing like what she tattooed on me. I'll look for pictures (it's since been covered up by Josh Hoffman) but man... it was AWFUL. She did it with a single needle, but some of the lines blew out so much that they were easily 1/8" wider than other parts of the tattoo.
    I was nervous, so she gave me booze to sip. Then tattooed my brother with the same needle setup because "you two are family".
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from cltattooing in New addiction; piercings   
    Because people want to posture about how crusty and old school they are?
    I have a friend who's main source of income is suturing up the huge stretched lobe piercings on tattooers who want to talk shit about piercing.
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from polliwog in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
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    Robert Ryan, Electric Tattoo, Bradley Beach NJ
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    ShawnPorter got a reaction from cltattooing in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
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