The place: Body Language Tattoo: Queens, NY, front seat near the window in the shop, most of the time laying on my right side. Although, there was a brief period half way through where we got up stretched and drank some liquid caffeine. Mmmm...coffee.
The time: One-ish, Wednesday July 5th till three-ish still on July 5th.
The artist: The wonderful Rain ("The Wonderful" added to her name but that doesn't make her any less wonderful)
The who: Me
The why: To speak upon matters of the metaphysical and existential with a fellow intelligentsia...and also get my first tattoo
The body part: My peni- nah, my chest. Dead center right over the sternum.
The price: Decent and what I expected.
Cleanliness: On point son!
Friendliness: On point son!
On pointness: Exceeded expectations
The experience: Awesome, chill and filled with great people. Rain, worked with me and improved upon the design/drawing that I sent her during the consultation process.
Once we began the process, it was fantastic, probably the single greatest feels I've ever had the pleasure to experience...Oh you meant the tattooing process and not the experience of having someone shave your chest for you?
The tattooing process although painful, wasn't as bad as other people who've gotten tattoos that I spoke to and just happen to know were making it out to be. It didn't feel "fantastic" but it certainly wasn't "horrible". It was, meh. Seasoned with some points that were slightly more painful than others. And other points that actually tickled and made me laugh...which I'm realizing may only be because I'm a bit of a masochist.
However, Rain me feel really comfortable. Not only is she extremely talented; she's chill, hilarious and just, ya know, the bees knees. We laughed. We laughed. We drank some coffee. We laughed some more.
All in all, my first tattoo experience was fantastic. The shop was clean, artists were friendly and most importantly the equipment was sterile. I'm definitely going to visit again for my next tattoo either from the same artist or another and highly recommend coming here if it's your first tattoo or thirty-first.