15 Minutes of Fame

Being the boring sod/IT dweeb that I am, I check my site stats in Google Analytics daily. I was interested to see that I'm getting quite a few click-through hits from a Russian Live Journal site. I have no idea what any of the text says (it's all in Russian) and I haven't bothered to translate it - it's probably best not to know. Anyway, I am grateful to them, so I include a link back to the page here. The same picture of me and my tattooed torso (Russian Criminal style, à la Photoshop) features in a Flickr group called Tattooed Gay Men. I found this pretty funny as a) I'm not gay and b) most of the tattoos in the picture aren't real. They actually emailed me to ask permission if they could use the picture, and I just couldn't say no (warning: the group features many willies): Gay Tattoos. Incidentally, "15 Minutes of fame" isn't just a quote by Andy Warhol; it's also a reference to a song by Sheep on Drugs (great band). The former lead singer - Duncan X - is now a tattooist. Which leads me back to the first line of this post: being the boring sod that I am...

New Tattoos 2011

I've been blogging for just over a year now and I'm coming close to 100 posts. One of my first blog posts last year, was a picture of my tattooed torso and it was very popular. I also stuck the picture up on Flickr and it was by far my most viewed picture. The only trouble was that the tattoos were actually photoshop gimickry. I thought I'd upload a new version one year on, and yes - those ARE long johns (for that authentic prison/gulag-look). And as you can also see, I hang to the left.. Some are genuine, some are pretend, and some are intended for the new year. As always, comments and feedback and always welcome!

New Year’s Resolutions for 2011

This definitely just an excuse to make a list (I do like making pointless lists). Go on holiday (i.e a holiday longer than 2 days, and where I do not have to spend it working). Get into the Groucho club. Become a proper web developer/designer (I'm sick of the technical support side of my day job). Learn CodeIgniter properly Build a couple more client websites (and get paid). Do some artwork again. I'm really into the idea of getting this DarkSide/DownSide exhibition up and running. Basically, it's a collaborative art project about the dark, gloomy, morbid, seedy side of life. If you're interested in taking part - get in touch! Do more photography and finish off the "Magnificent Seven" cemetery project (Highgate and Nunhead) Start my "Bedlam" book project I've been thinking about for years Sleep with a woman (actually this is on my list every year - it's more of lifetime mission, that one). Get some Duncan X/Mr X flash work done on me (so I can discard the Photoshop foolishness). Tattoo someone else (for a change). Try some high-quality heroin. Not necessarily in correct order, although I've tried to put them in the order that a normal person would put them in (if they were forced to put these items into a list).

I Went To Prison and All I Got Was This Lousy Tattoo…

Having signed up to every social networking site possible in order to shamelessly plug my websites, I thought maybe some hot male nudity might help... Actually, I've been arsing around with Photoshop. All tattoos taken from duncanx.com PS. My new year's resolution is to smile more..