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Tattoo advice

I currently have twelve tattoos on me, but I only consider, like, half of them to be valid (faded homemade pokes don’t really scream legit to me). Still! I get a lot of questions regarding my art and the processes and feelings of collecting them, so I hope this slows down the curious thread of repetition. If I missed anything, though, please feel free to leave an inquiry in the comments and I can edit it into the post! DEALING…

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How does my vanity hurt you?

If there’s one insult I haven’t gotten yet, it’s whenever someone makes fun for me taking selfies. I really don’t get it. Like, yes…I take photos of myself…and post them online…onto my social media accounts…of which you choose to follow/creep. That’s kind of the whole point of online networking; showing yourself off in some form or another, from your political affiliations to killer bone structure. How is that condemnable? By any means? It’s also typically– near exclusively– applied to women. It’s always…

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I’ve got a yeast infection

(Well, had. This post took longer than I thought to write. I apologize for the hiatus!) Yeast infections. Just the word ‘yeast’ gives me the heebie-jeebies. I used to think they only happened to people with “dirty” vaginas; I certainly wasn’t one of those guys. I mean, I wipe front to back! I know shampoo and shaving cream has no business near my cooch. I’ve got a healthy pantie rotation. So when I first felt The Itch, I simply ignored it.…

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The armpit thing

Photo by Ruth Fremson/The New York Times Over a year ago I decided to grow out and dye my pit hair. Inspired by a picture of a girl with bright pink pubes; I ran to my local Sally’s, shocked the hell out of the cashier, and made my mother angry with my freshly bleached and colored armpits. I eventually recorded a video and published it to YouTube, explaining what I did, how I did it, and why I did it.…

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