This tattoo isn’t new – I did it last year – but realised I hadn’t posted about it directly before. I did it myself using a needle and thread and it took about 3 hours of patience to poke it in dot by dot.
I was inspired by my 2 bibles: Home Made Tattoos Rule and the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia.
I was originally going to pay tribute to the book by etching in “Home Made Tattoos Rule”, then “Prison Tattoos Rule”, before finally deciding on “I went to prison and all I got was this lousy tattoo”. This entire thought process took me about 5 minutes. Half way through the first letter, I realised this would take forever to finish, so opted for “I <3 PRISON” instead.
Here’s a couple of pictures (probably not for the squeamish).
I’ve been thinking recently that I think I’d quite like it in Prison; all the tattoos, and I hear you can get drugs easily in there. Then there’s the free pool table. I could even brew some gut-rot moonshine under my bunk. I think I’d enjoy all the male banter and I get on well with most people so I don’t think I’d get my head kicked in too often. I wouldn’t get to have sex with any girls, but then again I don’t get the chance in real life either.
My mum reckons as I’m a pretty boy I’d probably get raped fairly regularly (these are the kind of conversations I have with my mum) – but I’ve seen Scum loads of times – and all you need to do is carry around a sock filled with billiard balls.
If I was really lucky I’d get to share a cell with Gary Glitter.