Taking the new format for a spin.
I’ve updated the home page of this blog to something more user friendly.
I found the previous layout far too confusing. Hopefully this layout is easier to read.
In two days I’m going for a dental appointment and then a tattooing appointment.
The dental appointment will be a checkup but this will also be the first time that I’ve ever been on antidepressants. That’s not such a big thing for the appointment itself other than the antidepressants seem to drastically reduce the amount of grinding I do. I’ve already had a couple of extractions to remove damaged teeth. I’ve got a feeling that my canine teeth are going to be extracted next. There’s just too much damage to my teeth.
And yeah, the damage is all due to bruxism and to a smaller part clenching.
I don’t drink sugary pops. I rarely eat chocolate. I drink my coffee black. And I brush 2x a day and floss a few times a week.
At this point in time I have no plans to get dental implants or dentures. If I do decide at a later date to get implants they’re easy enough to get installed with minor surgery. When you crack a tooth and then it dies you risk a really bad infection.
Ask me how I know.
By the time I got to the dental surgeon the tooth was completely infected and the infection was starting to get into my jaw bone. Luckily it just took a bit of scraping to remove the infection from my jaw bone.
If you’ve never had your jawbone scraped, you don’t know what you’re missing. You should give it a try sometime.
My canines have been capped a couple of times, but my grinding just wears right trough. They are starting to get real sensitive. So I’ll get the dentist to evaluate them and see if it’s better to get them removed instead of waiting for them to crack and get infected like my molars did.
I’m hoping in the next while to get my body covered with as much ink as possible. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have much in the way of an eye for faces or images. Simple geometric patterns appeal to me. Large blocks shapes appeal to me as well.
And now that I’m done dealing with the Canadian Armed Forces and their defective “justice” system I’m going to have more time for myself and more time to worry about me.
On Wednesday I’m getting my right leg covered with the same layout I have on my left leg. Then were going to spend an hour or two laying out some designs to fill in my face.
My face I’ll probably start on again in November. The lines haven’t caused any controversy at work, so I’m going to thicken them up and introduce some perpendicular lines. I might post some of the preliminary designs.
Tattooing my face was kinda sorta accidental. I only wanted to fill in the void space on my chin. And then it sort of just grew from there.
It was the strangest feeling getting my face tattooed, but it also felt exhilarating. When it was done it felt liberating. I know that some people would think that having permanent marks on my would make me scared to be seen. But having tattoos on my face has been anything but. They’re kinda like armour. To me they present who I feel like.
The first couple of days after I had my face tattooed were really odd. Every time that I would see myself in a mirror it just floored me that I had actually tattooed my face and that I was more than happy with it.
I’ll have to admit that people at work were a little taken back when I first got my facial tattoos. But now no one seems to mind.
After I get my face done, then it’s off to my upper thighs. Next I’m going to fix up my arms. And then finally my torso.
When all is said and done I’ll probably have spent about $5k to $6k putting ink on my body.
To me it’s money well worth it.
And to be really honest, the pain and the accompanying adrenaline rush numb my inner turmoil, so there’s that.